No one in the music scene knows much about Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd (sic), but they know this: the kid’s got something special. Back in March, The Weeknd, a Toronto-based R&B performer, self-released a debut album called “House of Balloons,” offering it (in an increasingly prevalent trend right now in new music) as a [...]
Multiple Grammy-winning legend Dionne Warwick talks about her nearly 50 years in the business and the new direction of her latest CD, “Only Trust Your Heart.”
Rapper-turned-actor Ice-T reflects on his journey from the streets of South Central L.A. and his decision to turn away from a life of crime, which he chronicles in his memoir, Ice.
Grammy-winning funk icon Bootsy Collins shares lessons learned from James Brown and George Clinton and describes working on his new CD with people not known for music—like Dr. Cornel West and Rev. Al Sharpton.
Grammy-winning neo-soul singer-songwriter Raphael Saadiq discusses his roots as a bass guitarist and explains why it took him so long to become comfortable as a front man; he also performs a track from his new CD, “Stone Rollin’.”
Rock icon explains why he’s so transparent at this point in his life and describes his new CD—one of the most talked about projects of the year.
Twelve-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter explains her passion for rescuing dogs, finding her own voice in music and the track about Emmett Till on her latest CD.
Actress reflects on the risk in combining her occupation with her activism and comments on whether she remains hopeful, given all that she’s seen in her humanitarian work.
Grammy-winning artist gives a sneak preview performance of a track from his newest CD.
The South by Southwest music festival (SXSW — or just “South-by”, if you want to sound like you’re in the know) recently wrapped up in Austin. I wasn’t there, but I know people who were — and some of them likely saw Brooklyn-based Twin Shadow doing his thing at the fest. Twin Shadow is the [...]