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 [...]
Singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield might just be the best new act to come out of Ohio since The Black Keys. And that would make sense, since the three-time Grammy-winning duo from Akron have been helping Mayfield along since she was a teenager. The daughter of a musical family (Mayfield, along with her parents and brother [...]
Rap artist Lupe Fiasco says he has no problem taking President Obama to task, even though it might not go over well with some of the fans of his music. “I respect him. And I love him as a brother,” says the Chicago native, whose long-awaited third album “Lasers” is out this week. “But there’s [...]
Hip-hop artist explains why it took three long years for the release of his latest album.
Motown legend discusses his recovery from drug addiction and offers advice to his ‘little brother’ El DeBarge, who recently returned to rehab for his own addiction.
Legendary singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson, who sits down with Tavis tonight, discusses his recovery from a more than two-year drug addiction. The Motown great also shares the advice that he offered his “little brother” El DeBarge, who, after an amazing musical comeback, recently returned to rehab for his own addiction. “Unless you get your spiritual self [...]
Singer-songwriter reflects on his 20 years of sobriety, explains why he considers himself a songwriter first and describes how the acoustic piano impacted his new CD.
Spalding demonstrates the skills that earned her this year’s Best New Artist Grammy—a first for a jazz artist in the 53-year history of the Awards.
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter discusses one of his idols, the late Michael Jackson, as well as his acting career and the new film Battle: Los Angeles.