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Dwele: On The Fence

It was apparent from the 2003 release of his official debut album Subject that pure harmony pumped through the veins of Detroit’s own Dwele. Whether blessing cameos through singing or production, or engaging in his own recordings, he is proof that soul wasn’t left in the ‘70s. Born Andwele Gardner [Swahili for “God has brought… Read more »

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Deemi: Diamond In The Rough

When you think of Brooklyn, New York, you think of the raw and gritty streets that reared emcees like the Notorious B.I.G, Lil’ Kim, Foxy Brown and Jay-Z. Although she is from the streets, Deemi is not an emcee – and she’s definitely not your usual R&B diva. Born and raised in Bedford Stuyvesant, the… Read more »

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Rihanna: Brightest Star

Prior to her U.S. relocation, 17-year-old Rihanna was enjoying the mild comforts of island life in her native Barbados. Then, the green-eyed soulstress met a record producer, landed a deal on the spot after auditioning for Jay-Z, and created one of the hottest singles of the summer, “Pon de Replay”. Now she’s prepared to keep… Read more »

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Eric Roberson: In Good Company

When Eric Roberson is recording, even his family has a hard time reaching him. The singer/songwriter has been spending weeks at a time burrowed in his New Jersey in-house studio, putting together what may be one of the most anticipated independent R&B albums of 2006. While some still scratch their heads when they hear his… Read more »

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MIA: The Natural La

From http://www.cia.gov The definition of a refugee according to a United Nations Convention is “a person who is outside his/her country of nationality or habitual residence; has a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion; and is unable or unwilling to avail himself/herself… Read more »

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Damian Marley: Rising Son

Damian Marley has been making beautiful music for awhile now, but lately that music has become a thunderous roar. With the release of his searing single, “Welcome to Jamrock”, Jr. Gong has rekindled the mainstream Reggae movement and stirred hearts with his vivid depictions of a ravaged Jamaica much different than the turquoise waters and… Read more »

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Tiara: Dream Girl

There are vixens and there are hustlers. Tiara, the epitome of the internet dream girl, happens to be a little of both. She has appeared in multiple videos for the likes of G-Unit, Kanye West, and The Terror Squad, and has been raking in dough from websites featuring her own images as the main attraction…. Read more »

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Stevie Williams: Renegade, Pt 1

You don’t have to just grind – you can skate out of the hood too. North Philadelphia’s skateboard dynamo Stevie Williams has been doing just that since turning pro as an adolescent. Fine tuning his trade in Philly’s infamous Love Park [where skating is now banned], Williams quickly ascended to be one of street skating’s… Read more »

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R. Kelly: Still Number One

The controversy surrounding R. Kelly is still a sensitive issue for many people. With a very public arrest haunting him, most people wondered whether such an influential musical icon would be able to shake off the stigma to win back fans and return to the top where his slow, sexual grooves once dominated. Like him,… Read more »

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Wendy Williams: Gift Of Gab

Wendy Williams has forged her own path in radio show entertainment by dishing the latest dirt on celebrities, including herself. From battling a weight issue to a drug addiction, she has seen and been through it all. Since her first appearance on the radio nearly 20 years ago, Wendy’s main focus is to bring her… Read more »

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