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Rick James Pt. 5: Farewell Rick

AllHipHop.com: It’s really good to hear somebody like yourself say these things. It’s good for us to be able to talk like this and really be real and let people know that it’s not a joke. Rick: But you know what? It’s just that Black people are just taking the stance that they just don’t… Read more »

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Rick James Pt. 4: Politically Minded

AllHipHop.com: Are you Muslim? Rick: I study Islam and prefer to call God, Allah. I have studied Islam for 7 years. I am a spiritualist, I believe in God but I prefer to call him Allah AllHipHop.com: What attracted you to Islam? Rick: Because Islam is one of the most powerful dedicated regimented religions that… Read more »

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John Legend: In the Making

Hip Hop oozes from his lyrics and soul drips off his voice. He is John Legend, born John Stephens, the voice on Jay-Z’s “Encore”, Alicia Keys’ lead single “You Don’t Know My Name”, and Talib Kweli’s upcoming single “I Try”. He was all over Kanye West’s debut album The College Dropout, yet for all of… Read more »

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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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