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By Marsha Gosho Oakes | 06 May 2009
Published in: Interviews
Despite describing The Way I See It as "probably some of the best material I've ever toured with," one gets the feeling Raphael Saadiq is still waiting for the peak in response to his latest album. Continue>

Back To Basics

By Stretch Taylor | 06 May 2009
Published in: Interviews
After a three year hiatus Eric Benet is back with 'Love & Life', his stunning fourth album that is every bit as good as his critically acclaimed 'Day In The Life' set. Often given bad press and sometimes wrongly so, Eric's life hasn't been an easy journey since the tragic… Continue>

Doing It Again

By Charles Waring | 06 May 2009
Published in: Interviews
After a four-year hiatus, the young Californian songstress gets back into the groove with ‘Let's Do It Again,' an excellent new album that pays homage to the vintage soul sounds of yesteryear. Charles Waring listens appreciatively. On first hearing Leela James' raw, raspy, and extremely powerful gospel-infused voice, some listeners… Continue>

Speak Up!

By Russell Myrie | 06 May 2009
Published in: Interviews
It's been a minute since Big Dada signed an artist from South London. That's kinda strange, considering that the other two, TY and Roots Manuva, have been big winners for both the label and music in general. Speech Debelle, also the imprint's first female rapper, looks like being another triumph. Continue>

From Ireland, With Love

By Kaydine Biscette | 06 May 2009
Published in: Interviews
Her music has been described as ‘sunshine' soul, and she definitely lights up a room with her slightly American twanged Irish accent. Whilst taking some time out from touring, singer Laura Izibor talks to Black Sheep Magazine about her new single, her longing to collaborate with Jill Scott and her… Continue>

The Wright Stuff

By Charles Waring | 05 May 2009
Published in: Interviews
Currently making waves with his debut album 'Feet On The Ground,' the Nottingham-born soul singer, Anthoney Wright, talks to Charles Waring about his music, family, faith, and ambitions. Continue>

A New Day For McKnight

By Marsha Gosho Oakes | 28 April 2009
Published in: Interviews
With an evening show on "42 radio stations nationwide, all the way down the Eastern seaboard" (US), a role in the current American series of Celebrity Apprentice and a TV show launching in September along with a brand new album, Brian McKnight is on a mission to squeeze everything he… Continue>

For A Few Dollars More

By Mark Devlin | 01 April 2009
Published in: Interviews
When it comes to hip-hop heritage, Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith, aka EPMD, are right up there with the likes of LL Cool J, KRS One and De La Soul in terms of legendary status. Interestingly, all three of those names are still going strong more than 20 years later,… Continue>

Schooling Out With Asher

By Russell Myrie | 10 March 2009
Published in: Interviews
Expect to hear a lot from Asher Roth in 2009. The kid from Morrisville, PA has been on a steady rise since he first made his presence felt early last year. I Love College, the jump off single from his forthcoming debut album Asleep In The Bread Aisle is currently… Continue>
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