v2_the_game_brandyThe reality TV star and singer is ready to play on the top-rated sitcom’s Season 5.

When The Game returns to the airwaves next week, our favorite sexy five — Melanie, Derwin, Malik, Tasha and Jason — will be joined by a brand new character that will be portrayed by Grammy award-winning songstress Brandy.

121311_ant_boogie_interviewAnt Boogie - The Interview

In my last article we talked about an incredible cd by an equally incredible band. “The Eternal Quest For Authenticity” by Collective Hallucination featuring Ant Boogie was released earlier this year and it’s been a banner year for the band’s leader Mr. Ant Boogie!

Ant has been on a promotional “tour” doing interviews on radio and more. We sat down and talked to the producer, writer, guitarist about his latest project.

113011_kirk_franklin_musicWithout a doubt, Kirk Franklin is one of the biggest industry changers in Gospel music.

His most work is being recognized by the Grammys! He received two Grammy nominations for his album, “Hello Fear” for Best Gospel Album and Best Gospel Song.

102811_ojaysMarvin Gaye did it, Michael Jackson did it. John Lennon did it. A host of other true artists have done it as well. The O'Jays even hipped you to it. How many of you remember when every other song on the radio had a message hidden somewhere in the lyrics? Can you recall the first time you heard "Man In The Mirror" and you said to yourself "I have to take a look at myself and make a change"? Or what about when you first heard Marvin say "What's Going On?" Didn't those "message" songs really move you?

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Lalah Hathaway has a new albumEvery once in a while you come across a song, a lyric, or even a distinct sound that is powerful enough to make you fall in love with music again. This happened to me when I listened to Lalah Hathaway’s, highly anticipated new album, “Where it all begins.” Lalah invites you into her world with warm, smooth alto tones that tell the story of each track. This collection of songs showcases Lalah’s vocal ability, growth, and vision.

092111_kuumba-freequeHouston has a plethoria of gifted, exciting, talented and sexy artists emerging from the burgeoning scene that we call the “underground.” Rappers, poets, musicians, singers and yes….bands. Kuumba Freeque is one of those aforementioned bands that is slowly putting the underground music scene on lock.

Led by the charismatic and ever-charming Kmonte’ (pronounced kuh_montay) and the sexy, beautiful and talented Tresa Jerell, Kuumba Freeque is getting ready to release their debut cd Rezurekshun. I had a chance to sit down with the dynamic duo as they discussed the new music and the meaning of music to them.

Songwriter Nick Ashford Dies from Throat CancerThe Associated Press


Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson that penned elegant, soulful classics for the likes of Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye and funk hits for Chaka Khan and others, died Monday at age 70, his former publicist said.

Music My Family Use to PlayHigh Volume - Music Review

by Anthony Frazier

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the music I grew up listening to and the influence it had on my life. I promised there would be another segment and here it is! I hope you enjoy it!


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