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Following her stints on both Aftermath, which resulted in her Dr. Dre executive produced debut, Truthfully Speaking, featuring the Rakim-assisted hit single, “Addictive,” and her solid, but commercially overlooked sophomore collection, Ready Now, on Raphael Saadiq’s Pookie Entertainment, St. Louis singer-songwriter-actress Shari “Truth Hurts” Watson is now a free agent.   Let’s hop right into your latest entry,…

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Adrian Marcel remembers exactly what album and what artist inspired him to become a singer. The R&B star from East Oakland knew that he was destined to be a performer after he heard Ginuwine’s 1998 album 100% Ginuwine. “That’s when I knew for sure that [music] was where I wanted to go,” he recalls. “I was always into music but that was around the age when you start liking girls, and I realized you get girls from singing. [laughs]”

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DORAL, Fla. — Because of the spectacular golf exploits of living legend Tiger Woods, the Doral Golf Resort & Spa that straddles the edge of Miami one of the best known golf and country clubs in America. Thousands of African American businesspeople, high-ranking corporate executives, entrepreneurs and celebrities converged on the 5-star Doral Country Club in…

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The poetry of divinely inspired words, the musicality of rich melodies and the passionate vocals of a global artistic treasure, otherwise known as Stevie Wonder, was honored at the sixth annual Apollo Theater Spring Gala Benefit Concert.  The event, held last night, June 14, began with a star-studded red carpet that nearly stopped traffic in…

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For four days last month, Austin, Texas, was the epicenter of the music universe as nearly 2,000 bands descended on the city along with literally thousands upon thousands of fans to enjoy the nonstop music frenzy known as the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW). SXSW began 25 years ago as an indie music festival (translation:…

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