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R&B crooner Tank recently released his latest album, While You Wait. During a recent interview on rolling out’s “Breaking Down Bars,” Tank shared his inspiration behind the creation of several songs on the project. Song: “You Never Know” Lyric: “Told you everything I do for my baby/All she’d have to do is ride/ Told you everything your friendship means to…

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A brutal attempted rape has led to the death of 1960s soul music sensation Betty Willis, 76. According to police in Santa Ana, California, Willis was homeless and on the streets when she was targeted by Rosendo Xo Pec, 22. In the early morning hours of New Year’s Day, Pec attacked Willis and began to sexually…

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R&B crooner Freddie Jackson is excited about his forthcoming album, Love Signals, and the direction of his music. Check out our conversation with the hit maker below. What’s the inspiration behind your new single and upcoming album? My new album, Love Signals tells it all. I wanted to create something that people can relate to…

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Opening up for powerhouse acts early in his career such as Musiq Soulchild, Ne-Yo, Avery Sunshine and more, R&B-soul singer Jamison has quite the résumé. While currently promoting his critically acclaimed Acoustic Thoughts EP, we got a chance to speak with the singer about his journey and how he stays at the leading edge of his craft. How…

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  I’ve had the pleasure of attending a few of Dedry Jones ‘The Experience’ events. They have all been very good; however, the most recent one with India Arie is my favorite, thus far. Grammy award winner, singer and songwriter India Arie visited The Kroc Center on the south side of Chicago recently to take part…

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This week America lost another Soul music legend as Ben E. King passed away at the age of 76 of natural causes. King was best known for his hit “Stand By Me” that still remains a soulful classic of love since he recorded the hit in 1961. King originally started with the famous 1950’s doo-wop…

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The world truly lost one of the last great soul musicians with the death of Bobby Womack last week. And though many music fans know his name, a weird thing happened on social media in the days following his death. Fans kept posting the Womack & Womack song “Baby I’m Scared Of You” in tribute to Bobby. The…

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Bobby Womack, one of soul music’s most gifted and influential singer-songwriters, has died at the age 70 years old. It has yet to be disclosed exactly how Womack passed, but the news was confirmed by his label, XL Recordings. The artist had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and colon cancer in recent years.

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Eshe has the joyous demeanor of a woman coming into her own. The former vocalist/dancer with Grammy-winning hip-hop collective Arrested Development, Eshe has been forging ahead as a solo artist in the past year, releasing heartfelt and rich songs that reflect her perspective on life and love. And she explained to RO why she’s in a great place creatively now that she’s able to present herself to the world–unfiltered.

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What are the origins of the group? Lou Hill: Water Seed started on the campus of Xavier University in New Orleans as a writing and production team. From there we felt that we really wanted to put some of that music on the stage, so we started performing and then Hurricane Katrina happened and we…

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Lyfe Jennings is seeking to make a comeback. The R&B singer will release his first album since 2010 in September. To shed light on his return, Lyfe sat down with rolling out and participated in an exclusive photo shoot. Lyfe discussed his past troubles with the law, the state of R&B and what he has…

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