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Raphael Saadiq — The Way I See It

Raphael Saadiq — The Way I See It

Known to the world as the lead vocalist of Toni! Tony! Tone! and Lucy Pearl, Raphael Saadiq, is back with The way I see it! Saadiq, the Oakland, CA born singer, writer, and producer that many have all grown to love over the years. He has been playing music in church and school since the [...]

December 12, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Will Smith in Seven Pounds

Will Smith in Seven Pounds

Will Smith stars as Ben Thomas in the upcoming movie Seven Pounds. Seven Pounds was directed by Gabriele Muccino, who also directed The Pursuit of Happyness. Seven Pounds will hit theaters nationwide Friday, December 19th, 2008. Seven Pounds has already been nominated for a 2008 Satellite Award. Synopsis: Ben Thomas (Will Smith) is an IRS [...]

December 12, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Beyonce as Etta James in Cadillac Records

Beyonce as Etta James in Cadillac Records

Grammy award winning singer/actress, Beyonce Knowles, will star as Etta James in the upcoming film Cadillac Records. Cadillac Records will debut in theaters on December 5th. In this tale of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950′s Chicago, “Cadillac Records” follows the the rise and fall of Chess Records and the exciting but turbulent [...]

December 1, 2008 | 4 Comments More
Slim Stands on His Own

Slim Stands on His Own

If you sit back, relax, and put on a 112 CD the first voice you’ll hear is Marvin “Slim” Scandrick’s smooth, melodic, and falsetto voice. Slim, lead singer, has decided to go solo and hopes to bring his sound to the top of the R&B charts as the group did in the past. The first [...]

November 15, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Derrick Hodge at the Blue Note

Derrick Hodge at the Blue Note

One year ago, Derrick Hodge made his sold-out debut as a bandleader at the Blue Note, beginning what he called a “lifelong quest to keep music honest, relevant to the people, and uninhibited by genre.” Thus far, his extensive career as a sideman has groomed him for such a bold pursuit. He’s worked with some [...]

November 11, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Soul Men Premieres at Harlem’s Apollo Theater — Opens Everywhere November 7th

Soul Men Premieres at Harlem’s Apollo Theater — Opens Everywhere November 7th

Last week Soul Men starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, and Isaac Hayes premiered at the Apollo Theater. The movie opens nationwide November 7th. According to the Soul Men website, “ Samuel L. Jackson (Louis) and Bernie Mac (Floyd) were a popular singing duo back in the day, who went their own way to never speak again.  [...]

November 6, 2008 | 1 Comment More
He’s Back — Q-Tip Strikes Again with The Renaissance

He’s Back — Q-Tip Strikes Again with
The Renaissance

Harlem born Emcee Q-Tip, known to some as Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, is dropping his second studio released album “The Renaissance” today, November 4th. “The Renaissance” will be the perfect appetizer on one of the most important days in history, the 2008 Presidential Election. The album includes songs such as Move, Believe f/ D’Angelo, and [...]

November 4, 2008 | 2 Comments More