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For the eighth consecutive year, Real Times Media presented the DRIVEN Experience 2018. The event is a tribute to multicultural achievement in the automotive industry and is held during the Detroit Auto Show. It celebrates diversity within the automotive industry for people of color and recognizes them for making significant contributions to the auto industry…

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Independent artist Eric Roberson continues to break boundaries in a music industry dominated by major labels. The R&B crooner has been described as the original pioneer of the independent soul music movement. Having achieved major milestones in his career, including racking up several Grammy nominations, being a successful songwriter and producer for himself and countless…

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Breakout director John C. Jointer‘s Undeniable traced the history of independent music from its humble beginnings by talking to Generation X and millennial artists, promoters, journalists, bloggers and music lovers. His latest project, “Indie Soul Journeys” will explore the subject in a new 22-minute docuseries. Why did you develop the TV show? “Indie Soul Journeys” is the…

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Kern Brantley and Eric Rain Man Gaston at Anthony Tolson’s tribute concert Anthony Tolson was a phenomenal musician who played bass for the likes of Jeezy, Neyo, Eric Roberson and gospel recording artist J. Moss. His life was tragically taken on Christmas eve as he was carjacked and killed on Detroit’s eastside. The Detroit music community came…

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                                Wolf Creek Amphitheater helped attendees relax and reflect this Memorial Day Weekend at The ATL Soul Life Music Fest. This was a two day event starting May 23 with Chrisette Michele, Dwele, Conya Doss, Kindred The Family Soul, Avery Sunshine, and comedian Griff. On Sunday May 24 the heat continued with Lyfe Jennings,…

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What was the inspiration for the project? Well, in this case, the inspiration for this project came from a real-life person. Dangerfield Newby was a member of the John Brown party of 1859 and he was fighting to free his wife, Harriet, and their children. Unfortunately, he was one of the first to die in…

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Our good friend and world renowned mixologist DJ Monalisa returns to Turntable Tuesdays to tell us about five of her current favorite albums. Check out Monalisa on mixcloud or mixcrate; hit her up on her Facebook fan page, and find her on Twitter and Instagram at @monalisa7872 Check out her picks after the jump. – tj armour /…

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Since the release of her 2006 debut album Kajmere, Seattle based songstress Choklate has been a mainstay in the soul music scene. The sultry voiced natural alto says she just tries to make music from a genuine place and let’s the honesty of it speak for itself. “All of the music that I make is from…

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Atlanta-based guitarist, producer and songwriter Jermaine Hardsoul recently teamed up with Grammy-nominated artist Eric Roberson and D. Scott to release “Merry Christmas,” a heart-winning romantic ballad that every girl wants to be serenaded with. When asked how he defines his brand and sound, he shares, “My personal brand is Hardsoul. I create sounds of traditional…

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Soul music fans are in for a treat, as singer Eric Roberson posted a short instagram video with singer/rapper Phonte making a “verbal agreement” that they will work on a collaborative album to be released some time in 2015. The two have exhibited great musical chemistry in the past, guesting on each other’s projects including…

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ERIC ROBERSON With one note, Eric Roberson’s melodic voice can be identified. His talent and ability to connect with listeners through the universal language of love have sold out performances nationally and internationally and garnered him two Grammy nods. A New Jersey native, Roberson loves black women. From the strong relationship forged with his mother to the close…

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