Euricka: Patient Survivor Part 1

As one of the most devastating storms to ever hit the country, Hurricane Katrina changed the lives of thousands of New Orleans residents, who relocated to various areas to start new lives from scratch. For R&B songstress Euricka, Katrina became a giant obstacle on the way to releasing her new album The Takeover. The singer… Read more »



Jim Jonsin: Rebel With A Cause

South Florida has long been known for its sandy beaches, beautiful women, eccentric nightlife and the indelible sounds of Miami Bass music. In 2006, the area is conquering new grounds. With several powerhouse Hip-Hop artists repping Miami such as Trick Daddy, Rick Ross and Pitbull, and production stars like duo Cool and Dre, South Florida… Read more »



Tre Williams: The New Style

Tre Williams is cognizant that there may be some comparisons between him and other new era R&B singers. As a new signee to Nas’ Ill Will Records, Tre is determined to make his mark in R&B and music in general. Currently residing in New York, Williams grew up with his two brothers and two sisters… Read more »



Alice Smith: The Connection

Change is nothing new to budding songstress Alice Smith. Currently a New York native by way of Washington D.C. and Augusta, Georgia, the diverse environments brought about growth, personally as well as musically. We caught up with Alice to discuss her new album, For Lovers Dreamers and Me, which is best left for personal interpretation…. Read more »



Janelle Monae: Futureshock

F ew people have that quality of being able to inspire; the ability to make others dream. These people help us hold on to our dreams while fulfilling theirs at each and every moment walking down that yellow brick road while bringing us along. Janelle Monae, a belle from Dorothy’s hometown, Kansas, intends on inviting… Read more »



Sleepy Brown: Grown & Sexy

S leepy Brown’s got roots. The son of lead singer and saxophonist Jimmy Brown of ‘70s Funk band, Brick, the producer/singer has managed to pave his own way in music. As one-third of production team, Organized Noize, Sleepy and partners Rico Wade and Ray Murray formed a talented ATL collective known as The Dungeon Family…. Read more »



Orlando Jones: On The Inside

At an early age, Southern-bred actor/comedian Orlando Jones knew he had the makings of a star. He successfully transitioned from behind the scenes writing and production on popular television shows such as Roc, Martin and A Different World to becoming a highly sought after actor on the big screen. After a two year stint on… Read more »



Donnell Rawlings: Ashy To Classy

Since the Chappelle Show hit TV airwaves three years ago, middle-class America, college frat boys and Hip-Hop heavyweights like Lil Jon have all shared a common interest – their ability to laugh at intense foul language and poke fun of the most mainstream stereotypes. Donnell Rawlings, known to most fans as “Ashy Larry,” took a… Read more »



Cassie: Touch The Sky

The idea of someone packing up their life and fleeing to the Big Apple to pursue their love of “the biz” sounds ambitiously poetic. Many many late-teenagers do just that, and they often greet us at bars, restaurants, and just about every other place that has absolutely nothing to do with their passion. While the… Read more »



Ryan Leslie: Seeing Stars

After he juggling business classes at Harvard with the process of teaching himself how to make records, Ryan Leslie finally broke into the big leagues as a producer in 2003 when he signed a management contract with Sean “Diddy” Combs. The 25-year-old Atlanta native has extended his musical genius to everyone from Beyonce to gospel… Read more »