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Hip Hop Artist and Actor Common performing at 2016 African American Festival. (Photo by Jermaine Gibbs Crew Photos courtesy of African American Festival)

World-renowned performers, along with up-and-comers, speakers, and of course, great vendors came together in Baltimore this past weekend for two action-packed days of the 40th edition of the free African American Festival. Artists including Common, Mary Mary, Joe, Estelle, Angie Stone, and nearly a dozen others rocked the stage during the two-day festival at Camden…

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Internationally renowned R&B singer-songwriter Kem released his first album, Kemistry, on his own Kemistry Records label in 2001. After the independent release sold upward of 15,000 units, Kem was signed by Motown. The label re-released Kemistry, which powered by the No. 1 hit, “Love Calls,” was subsequently certified gold. After a platinum follow-up (2005’s Album…

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Joe performed in Harlem as part of SummerStage (Photo courtesy of SummerStage)

R&B crooner Joe performed at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, New York, as part of SummerStage, in conjunction with 107.5 WBLS, to the delight of many women and couples in the audience despite the less than perfect weather last night. The singer, who released his debut album way back in 1993, performed all of his…

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Joe has quietly been one of the most consistent R&B performers of the last 15 years. The Georgia-born singer-songwriter is prepping his upcoming album Bridges for release on June 23rd, and he spoke to RO about exactly what has kept him in the game for so long and how he feels about the current state of R&B music.

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Singer. Songwriter. Producer.  Musical maestro Joe is one of the truest R&B voices of his generation. After 18 years, this Southern soul singer is still giving fans — More & More — of himself through his passion for his craft, and the emotion he brings to his music. On Oct. 18, he will offer true…

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