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Justin Robinson: On His Latest Album “Alana’s Fantasy”

Justin Robinson is a jazz saxophonist and flutist. Robinson established himself as a child prodigy when, while still a teenager, he began running after-hours jam sessions at the renowned Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City the late...

Sam Moore of Famed ‘Sam & Dave’ Duo Records Song to Honor King

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Veteran singer Sam Moore of the soul duo Sam & Dave is releasing a song in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. to coincide with the anniversary of the civil rights leader's death. Known as the...

New Music Coming from Michael Jackson Estate

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NEW YORK (AP) — A new posthumous album of previously unreleased Michael Jackson music comes out May 13. Epic Records and the late pop singer's estate will release "Xscape," an album of eight new tracks that have been updated musically...

Mosno Al-Moseeki Bridges the Gap Between East and West with Latest Album

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Refusing to be placed in any category, Mosno Al-Moseeki is a master of effortlessly commanding the stage and the mind. Taking listeners around the globe and back through his music, the Sudanese artist can’t help but infuse the colorful...

Carl Thomas ‘Conquers’ It All

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With timeless ballads such as “Emotional” and “Summer Rain,” R&B crooner Carl Thomas can easily be classified as a staple in modern R&B. His 1999 debut album on Bad Boy Records spawned a bevy of chart-topping singles and was...

The Next Male Heavy Weight of Soul?

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R&B’s teddy bear Ruben Studdard, is gunning to be the next Luther Vandross with his fifth album dropping this January. “This is the first opportunity I had to really be in complete control of the project and make the...

Roc Stea'D: Old Concept, New Approach

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It looks like music is getting a new R&B and Hip-Hop duo. Detroit’s own “Roc” lyricist Brittany Elliott and “Stea’D” vocalist Jessica Lamarre are LIVE Record Label’s debut duo, Roc Stea’D. Music lovers have witnessed several failed attempts by groups...

Songstress Syleena Johnson is Back With the Next Chapter

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With her signature raspy powerful vocals, Syleena Johnson has been R&B's best kept secret for over a decade. The Chicago native was introduced to music at an early age through her father, 1970s soul singer Syl Johnson. With her old...

AFRO Interview: Grammy-nominated R&B Artist Emily King Releases ‘Seven’

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R&B artist Emily King proves that being dropped from a major label doesn’t necessarily mean failure, just fuel for more success. As an independent artist, the New York native may garner more Grammy nods for her new EP, “Seven,” which...

Patrick Cooper Takes It Back to ‘The Way It Used To Be’

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Reminiscent of a time when music expressed raw emotion and exposed the soul, Patrick Cooper’s The Way It Used To Be is a treat not to be missed. The album, released on July 12, boasts eight cuts of smooth...

Neo-Soul Artist Goapele Makes a Comeback

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After drifting away from the game for a while, neo-soul artist Goapele is back, sporting a new radiant hairdo and a new attitude toward life. Even without her usual locs and denim style, the songstress proved she could still rock...

AFRO Interview: R&B Soulful Artist Algebra Works On Second Album

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R&B solo artist Algebra released her latest album, “Purpose,” in 2008, and gained Billboard success. The Atlanta native has worked with Anthony David, Anthony Hamilton and Musiq and opened for neo-soul artists Common, Life Jennings and The Roots. Algebra...

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