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 »



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 »



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 »



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 »



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 »



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 »



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 »



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 »



Regina Carter: Dreaming of Paganini

With the slow, careful movement of a mother carrying her new born child, The Maker gestured to transfer the fragile item he held to its nervous recipient. Ms. Regina Carter, Grammy Nominated violinist and jazz artist from Detroit Michigan, reached to take the priceless apparatus from The Maker. Unsatisfied with Ms. Carter’s positioning, The Maker… Read more »