Kelly Price: The Price Of Life

Long before Kelly Price became a fixture on R&B radio, she slowly developed a reputation behind-the-scenes as the “Queen of Hip-Hop Hooks.” Although her professional resume includes backing vocals for R&B staples, like Faith Evans (Keep the Faith), Whitney Houston (My Love is Your Love) and Mariah Carey (Dreamlover, Music Box, Merry Christmas, Daydream, Butterfly… Read more »



Faith Evans: Back To Basics

With a deep understanding of people, events, and situations Faith Evans has eclipsed the thresholds of rhythm and blues. She’s earned only the highest acclaim and admiration within her 15 years in the game, but with volumes of humility you could never get her to admit such. One of the original soul singers from the… Read more »



Bilal: One Man’s Revenge

Not many artists can go into album exile for eight years and emerge with much of their fan base still intact. But Bilal Oliver is a fighter and survivor. Instead of bowing under the mainstream demands of his former home Interscope, Bilal opted not to record ready-made radio tunes and completely severed ties with the… Read more »



Fans Dedication to Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson would have been 51 had he lived, but we feel the singer is still very alive. A birthday party? His music his still shared as if he were releasing it himself. And, lastly…generations from babies to the elderly still enjoy the King of Pop. On AllHipHop’s Twitter, we solicited dedications from fans and… Read more »



Tank – Singer, Songwriter and Producer

In the world of R&B, Tank is the ultimate triple-threat. As one of the genre’s leading male vocalists, he has also developed a tremendous reputation for his songwriting and production talents. To date, his discography includes credits on four film soundtracks (Dreamgirls, The Fast and the Furious, More Than a Game, and The Brothers), as well as a… Read more »



Hal Linton: The Next D’Angelo?

Hal Linton is the latest musical export from the island of Barbados.  Following in the footsteps of Rihanna (Def Jam Recordings), Shontelle (Universal Motown), Livvi Franc (Jive Records), Jaicko (Capitol Records), Rupee (Atlantic) and Vita Chambers (Universal Motown), Linton is preparing his solo debut, Return to the Future, after garnering critical acclaim in his home… Read more »



Miguel Jontel: Singer, Songwriter and Producer

The music of Miguel Jontel is genre-defying.  And when one considers his ethnic background, as an Afro-Mexican singer, then his penchant for blending and mixing socio-cultural elements is immediately understandable. Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Miguel’s claim to fame initially came from his songwriting and production talents.  Working behind the scenes, he has placed several… Read more »



“Chris Brown Is A PIMP!”

The question remains: Was Chris Brown really crying and sobbing up there like that and is his change genuine? Like it or not the BET Award performance and dedication to Michael Jackson affirmed that Breezy is indeed “back.” Now, Joe “Cleezy” Clair, the legendary Hip-Hop host and comedian, has a few things to say about… Read more »



Macy Gray: No Sell-Out

Macy Gray may be many things, but she’s a far cry from being a “sell-out.” Since her 1999 debut, she has pushed the envelope on commercial expectations and limitations on artists within the music industry complex.  And unintentionally, whether Macy knew it or not, her brilliant distinctiveness challenged music lovers – at the very same… Read more »



Review: Red Dead Redemption

When Rockstar released Grand Theft Auto IV in 2008, it was thought by many that the sandbox genre had seen the best it had to offer. Now almost two years later, the bar of excellence has been raised through the roof with its Western counterpart Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar San Diego). Rockstar succeeds in creating one of the best… Read more »



Kelis Unveils New Look, New Tour Dates

Kelis is gearing up for a busy summer to promote her upcoming release Flesh Tone on Music Group/Interscope Records. Kelis has confirmed appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Today, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Tavis Smiley. Kelis recently dropped the new single “4th of July (Fireworks)” which was produced by DJ… Read more »



Stars Honor Lena Horne

Today, the music world is mourning the loss of jazz legend and actress Lena Horne, who died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital last night (May 9) at the age of 92. The first African American to sign an extensive Hollywood movie contract, the incomparable singer/actress influenced a generation of stars. “Lena Horne is the reason that… Read more »



Jay Fenix: Temperature’s Rising

Jay Fenix is an up-and-coming producer, who gained massive industry notoriety, when Melanie Fiona’s #1 hit – “It Kills Me” – received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.  As the single spent seven weeks atop Billboard’s R&B summit, Fenix’s musical fortunes rose as well.  Currently, he is working on projects with Fantasia,… Read more »



INSIDE: The Losers

There are many factors that make people flock to the movie theater in droves to see the latest flick. Of course the story plot is a huge factor, but more important are the characters, the stars in the film that will give any potential movie-goer that extra push. With the help of an all-star cast,… Read more »



Janelle Monae: The ArchAndroid Trailer

Janelle Monae continues to be one of the most provocative, confounding and interesting artists. With the upcoming opus, The ArchAndroid album, she is destined to push the envelope further. The “trailer” to the album is proof. Check it out here. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player



Tamela Mann: Singer, Songwriter & Actress

Tamela Mann is one of the most-recognizable names in the contemporary Gospel music industry. Her tremendous success story and long string of accolades are even more impressive, however, when one considers the difficulty religious figures often have in attracting and maintaining secular audiences.  Even so, Mann has captivated the hearts and minds of countless Americans… Read more »