Patti Labelle Sparkles in her 1st Jazz Project ~ ‘Bel Hommage’
May31

Patti Labelle Sparkles in her 1st Jazz Project ~ ‘Bel Hommage’

Conquering fears and taking chances is something that living legend and empress of sweet potato pies, Patii Labelle has learned to embrace with the release of her newest project, Bel Hommage. The thirteen-track album pays tribute to jazz legends she’s always loved. “It’s a beautiful tribute to artists like Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Shirley Horn and many others. I’m paying homage to them,” LaBelle told ESSENCE. After...

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Controversial School Award Given to Middle School Student
May30

Controversial School Award Given to Middle School Student

Teacher Gives Student ‘Most Likely To Blend In With White People’ Award Parents seek punishment. Adrian Moore       School awards can sometimes be a controversial tradition depending on who you ask. From “most popular” to “most likely to succeed,” the titles could be a celebration of school or a reminder of how some people were left out. One Texas school teacher took things to a whole new level when she had the nerve to...

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Mali Music Delivers The Transition of Mali
May26

Mali Music Delivers The Transition of Mali

On Tuesday (May 9), Grammy-nominated artist Mali Music announced the release of his next album, The Transition of Mali, out on June 2 via Bystorm Entertainment/RCA Records. Coming off the success of his 2014 breakthrough album Mali Is…, this project will explore the revolution of the artist expanding outside his traditional sound while maintaining his R&B core. Recently, Mali released the Salaam Remi-produced track “Gonna Be...

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James Fortune Set  to release “Dear Future Me”
May25

James Fortune Set to release “Dear Future Me”

Dear Future Me, is the title of James Fortune’s soon to be released project  set for June 23rd.  The  recording includes 17 songs.  I Forgive Me, is the premier single from the project and is receiving favorable airplay on radio now. Dear Future Me features the familiar sounds of FIYA as well as appearances from Tasha Cobbs, Kierra Sheard, Isaac Carree, Zacardi Cortez, Todd Galberth, and Joseph...

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Snoop Dogg Plans to Record  Gospel Music Project
May24

Snoop Dogg Plans to Record Gospel Music Project

With his new release, Neva Left, not even a full 24-hours old, Snoop Dogg is already speaking about his next project. Much to the surprise of many, the veteran West Coast has announced that he is officially working on a gospel album, a totally different direction than his music has taken in the past. Throughout Uncle Snoop’s storied career, he has always been one to mix it up and experiment, such as during his...

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