Tag: soul music

Why is mainstream media sleeping on soul?

Over the past few months, there have been rumblings that indicate that soul music is not only alive—but primed for a major resurgence. But the media seems to gloss over great music by artists like Jazmine Sullivan and Raheem DeVaughn

Raheem DeVaughn is focused on the bedroom on new album

Raheem DeVaughn’s fifth album Love, Sex & Passion finds the veteran soul singer embracing bumping and grinding in a more direct way than his fans may expect. DeVaughn spoke to rolling out about this project and admitted that he was focused on the bedroom while crafting this project.

Soul legend Bobby Womack dead at 70

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.

Eshe of Arrested Development explains why she’s happy on her own

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.

5 New R&B and soul songs this week: Listen now

Some of our favorite artists have released some great tracks this week to add to our R&B and soul playlists. Alicia Keys celebrated a birthday this past weekend, and she also released part two to “Brand New Me.”  PJ Morton recruited the great Stevie Wonder for his track “Only One,” while Chrisette Michelle and Tweet delivered new music as well. “Love & Hip Hop“‘s Olivia proved that she didn’t need Erica Mena or Consequence as she teams up with French Montana for her latest track, “I Do.” Check it out!

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