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Lyfe: Rough Nation

“Real is kind of hard to put into words.  If you could put it into words then it wouldn’t be real.  Real is the unexplainable.  But you know it when you hear it.” – LYFE Parlaying in front of the industry circuit, LYFE, the new age soulful street rhythm and blues mix has entered the… Read more »

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Xavier Aeon: Building Blocks

Successful business people have attained most of what they have through trials by fire. Xavier Aeon, the flagship artist for F.I. Entertainment, is no different. In fact, the risks that he and his camp have taken may have made them successful long before they were destined to be. The buzz they have created within both… Read more »

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Truth Hurts: Quality

There is no greater feeling than feeling that you have finally arrived. Ask Truth if she thinks she has arrived, and she will have a story of growth and inspiration to tell. After finally discovering certain elements she had yet to find, Truth is ready to throw her trump card on the table and cash… Read more »

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Patti LaBelle: The People’s Diva

The name Patti LaBelle is synonymous with one-word adjectives: diva, show-stopper, extraordinary, etc. Her career has spanned over four decades, and in that length of time, she has stunned the world time and time again with ageless classics. She set the benchmark that vocalists, male or female, would always attempt to follow. Her powerhouse vocal… Read more »

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Rhian Benson: Stay Golden

For Rhian Benson, music has always been an inextricable aspect of her life, but it wasn’t until the precious nature of life was underscored by her mother’s illness that she realized it was to be her calling. Her debut album, Gold Coast (a reference to her Ghanaian heritage), is part contemporary jazz, part soul, but… Read more »

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Raz-B: Break Up To Make Up

One year ago, B2K was arguably R&B’s hottest ticket. Countless interviews, endless television appearances, and various marketing schemes combined to make the quartet immortal amongst their legions of fans worldwide. No one, including B2K themselves, could possibly foresee that this would come to an end. Sighting creative differences, disillusionment with management, and an urging to… Read more »

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Andreus: Street Troubadour

With a sound that combines Hip Hop lyrics with the sultry vocal stylization of R&B, Chicago native Andreus hopes to carve out a place for himself in the saturated R&B scene. In the way of Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield, Andreus wants to bring the reality of the streets back to Rhythm and Blues. Passionate… Read more »

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Jeff Bradshaw: To The Bone

The trombone isn’t an instrument that most people think about as a lead instrument, but then again Jeff Bradshaw isn’t like most people. The type of cat who likes to swim against the current, Bradshaw is here, defiantly, to make us all love the trombone. Raised in Philly Bradshaw has been involved in the soul… Read more »

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Keith Sweat: Lasting Forever

The man partially credited with introducing new jack swing (a mixture of R&B and hip-hop) has a name – Keith Sweat. Sweat and producer Teddy Riley embodied the burgeoning mixture between two genres already on a collision course. But, back in the late 80’s, they were just getting started with Sweat’s Make It Last Forever… Read more »

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Meckelle: Spoken Silence

The tones that are thrust from Meckelle’s vocal chords create a warmth steamy enough to melt the thickest snowbed, and that may be what just what her native city of Chicago needs during the winter months. As many artists come and go, showing promise and making strides to be the best, Meckelle plans to show… Read more »

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Avant – No Limits

Cleveland native Avant landed his first recording contract in 1998 when he was barely 20-years-old, and in 1999 MCA Records released his song “Separated” on a summer compilation. Avant signed a deal the following year with Magic Johnson’s label, which was distributed through MCA Records. In 2000 they released his first full album, My Thoughts,… Read more »

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