Singer Suzann Christine talks about the healing power of music

Singer Suzann Christine discusses the healing power of music (Photo by Derrel Jazz Johnson for rolling out)

Singer Suzann Christine discusses recording a song inspired by Sandra Bland, the healing power of music, shares her musical inspirations, discusses her style, and working with legendary artists following her performance at the 14th Annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia.

5 R&B songs with backstories you probably didn’t know

Some of our favorite songs have crazy origins, most of which never make it to the public arena. Here are 5 songs that we love that we caught wind of their inspirations. Janet Jackson “Son Of A Gun” This one was all about Janet’s ex-husband Rene Elizondo. Janet was inspired to put this little ditty […]

Celebrity stage names

You’ve gotten comfortable with the idea that Whoopi Goldberg’s parents were probably bakers and that Halle Berry’s name suits her perfectly. Well, neither of these women are recognized by their birth names. They aren’t the only ones. Click continue to find out who’s duped audiences … until now.

Most anticipated hip-hop and R&B albums of 2013

  2012 was an amazing year for music. Hip-hop was lost and found, rap beefs ran rampant, and pop is actually popular again.  Many new artists like Kendrick Lamar and Trinidad James gave hip-hop fans conversation fodder to last for days, and R&B artists dipped their creative minds in many different genres and concepts, proving that […]

Details Still Scarce About Natina Reed’s Death

Natina Reed’s death came as a shock to the music industry last week when the Blaque singer was struck down by a car near the Atlanta suburb of Lilburn. As friends, family and fans continue to mourn the loss of Reed, police are still trying to piece together the events of that fateful night and […]

Swizz Beatz’s Hush-Hush Job Leads to Lawsuit

With the nation still buzzing over the impending SOPA/PIPA legislation, and a host of websites like Wikipedia and Google doing blackouts in protest, many are watching as well as taking sides on the issue of Internet freedom and piracy. And now, hip-hop mogul Swizz Beatz has landed at the forefront of the issue, as it’s […]

King Holiday Song by Legends in Hip Hop

In 1986 Hip Hop came together to create a tribute song to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and that song also included: King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew. Also starring El DeBarge, Fat Boys, Full Force, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow, Stacy Lattisaw, Lisa Lisa, Teena Marie, Menudo, Stephanie Mills, New Edition, Run-D.M.C., James “J.T.” […]

How hip-hop celebrated MLK holiday

In 1986 Hip Hop came together to create a tribute song to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  and that song  also included: King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew.  Also starring El DeBarge, Fat Boys, Full Force, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow, Stacy Lattisaw, Lisa Lisa, Teena Marie, Menudo, Stephanie Mills, New Edition, Run-D.M.C., James “J.T.” […]

Brandy and Monica Reunite for New Music

It’s been 14 years since R&B veterans Brandy and Monica joined forces to release their chart-topping mammoth single, “The Boy Is Mine.” But now the two are ready to recapture that magic once again. Brandy and Monica have recently revealed that they’ve reunited in the studio to record new music. The two songbirds announced the […]

Heavy D’s Cause of Death Revealed: 7 Other Surprising Music Deaths

After weeks of questions surrounding the tragic death of hip-hop icon Heavy D, the cause of his death has finally been revealed. According to TMZ, The L.A. County Coroner has revealed that Heavy D, born Dwight Arrington Myers, died from a pulmonary embolism caused by deep leg vein thrombosis. Pulmonary embolisms are blockages in the […]

Rick Marcel’s Live Café

Artists to Know: Rick Marcel and Myra Washington Business to Know: Rick Marcel’s Live Café Years performing: Eight What big names have you worked with? Ron Isley, Charlie Wilson, Lil Wayne, James Fortune and Fiyah, Cash Money, Juvenile Manny Fresh, Teena Marie. What made you want to venture into the restaurant business? With a lack […]