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MIQ’s The Publisher’s Definitive Top Ten of 2016 (by David A. Mitchell)

For fans of Soul, R&B, Pop and Adult Contemporary formats, these are Music Industry Quarterly (MIQ’s) Ten Definitive 2016 Picks in Alpha Order Anderson.Paak – Malibu It’s been a groundbreaking year...

Jazz/R&B Spotlight: Guitarist & Vocalist Raul Midón

Raul Midón's pointedly titled current album Don't Hesitate (Mack Ave/Artistry Records) demonstrates why, a dozen years and eight albums into a recording career that's won him massive critical acclaim and a passionately...

Eric Bellinger’s Journey from Hitmaker to R&B Star

2014 couldn’t have been a better year for Compton bred singer/songwriter Eric Bellinger. The Grammy Award-winner had already penned hits for Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Trey Songz, Fantasia and...

Johnny Gill: Still a Game Changer

Having been one of the most distinctively resonant voices in Black music over the past several decades, R&B powerhouse, Johnny Gill, is still poised to “change the game.” He’s...

Producer Noel “Detail” Fisher is Making a Cultural Statement

Like the many Marvel superheroes he says he so admires, Noel “Detail” Fisher is definitely in top form; perhaps at the peak of his superpowers. Who are we to...

Album Review – Lalah Hathaway Live (eOne/Hathaway Entertainment.)

After six studio albums, three decades in the making, two sold-out shows and one magnificent night, Lalah Hathaway has come full circle with her newest, most excellent release. Taped...

Leon Bridges – Ebony Torch Bearer of Soul Subtlety (by A. Scott Galloway)

Smoke from the last whistle blow of a train as it pulls out of the station…fried chicken and biscuits in a corner café…top down cruise on a long stretch...

Antonique: Up Close & Personal with the R&B Grammy Nominee (by Ivan Matias)

Most singers work a lifetime hoping to create that magical musical moment deemed worthy of the highest honor in the recording industry: a Grammy nomination. For Antonique Smith, that...

Introducing V. Bozeman: The Amalgamation Interview

One would be hard pressed to find another artist on the scene today like V. Bozeman: svelte, sophisticated, fashion-forward, progressive, daringly edgy, undeniably Black and beautiful…oh, and did we...

Tarralyn Ramsey – Return of the Pop Inspirational Diva

It was executive L.A. Reid that said singer, “Tarralyn Ramsey is cut from the same cloth as Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston.” He definitely hit the mark with that...

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