Amerie: Perfect Fit, Pt 2

AHHA: A lot of female singers tend to get more revealing with their image after their first album. Is that something you think you’ve done or do you think you’ve kept a pretty clean image? Amerie: Well, I think definitely [my image] has gotten a little sexier. As far as with short shorts, that hasn’t… Read more »



Frankie J: Muy Calienté

The streets fell in love with Frankie J when he laced the hook of Baby Bash’s huge summer hit of 2003 “Suga Suga”. After completing high school in his hometown of San Diego, the Mexican-born crooner got his shot in the music business as lead singer for the successful group Kumbia Kings, and has since… Read more »



Olivia: Bouncing Back

R&B vocalists tend to come and go swiftly, while Hip-Hop pays little regard to what abyss the singer eventually falls. Such is the case with Olivia, who caught our attention with her popular debut single “Bizounce”, then virtually vanished from the scene. As the first artist signed to Clive Davis’ nascent J Records, the Brooklyn… Read more »



Rupee: Bring It On

Just a few summers ago, it seemed as though Americans had traded in their red, white and blue for green, yellow and black. Dancehall music was quickly storming up the charts with the likes of Sean Paul leading the charge in the mainstream. Naturally, it wouldn’t take long for America and the rest of the… Read more »



Nivea: It’s Okay

Where is Nivea? Her string of popular singles and her highly publicized romance with Cash Money’s Lil Wayne made her the artist to watch in 2002. After hitting the charts and earning a Grammy nomination for her hot single “Don’t Mess with My Man” from her self-titled debut album, the then 21-year-old songstress disappeared from… Read more »



Bobby Valentino: Raising The Bar

When most music listeners first caught wind of the song “Blackberry Molasses”, chances are they never imagined that Mista, the group behind the slow-burning, yet solemn single, consisted of four fresh faced teens. It was hard to believe that the lead singer with the grown-up voice that was seemingly filled with years of frustration could… Read more »



Marques Houston: Renaissance Man

In 1994 the youthful R&B trio Immature issued their debut album, Playtyme Is Over, when Marques Houston was only 11-years-old. Singing lead on many of the group’s standout tracks, Marques’ star potential became evident. That same year he joined the cast of the television show Sister, Sister as the precocious Roger, displaying scene-stealing appeal up… Read more »



Nina Sky: Keep It Moving

When Nicole and Natalie formed Nina Sky and dropped their hit single “Move Ya Body” in 2004, the world was not ready to give them the credit they deserved. The months that followed transformed the twins from an assumed one hit wonder to a worldwide household name. From collaborations with Alchemist and Prodigy on “Hold… Read more »



Allure: Through The Fire

When you enter the music industry you take a chance. You work hard to perfect your craft, hope and pray to get discovered – and when you finally get that big break, you never know what tomorrow brings. The ladies of the group Allure – Alia Davis, Lalisha McLean, and Akissa Mendez – took a… Read more »