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#MusicMonday With Leela James

The last time I did a #MusicMonday interview, it was spent chatting with Popstar Jason Duerlo. This time around, I wanted to give someone their flowers before it is too late. Leela James is a vocal powerhouse who many may agree doesn’t get the recognition that she deserves. James made her debut on the soundtrack to the […]

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The self-proclaimed “Love King” Raheem DeVaughn releases his new album What A Time To Be In Love. For over a decade,  Raheem has been on a mission to create music that evokes change while maintaining the energy of love. He recently released the powerful and thought-provoking song, “Marvin Used To Say. ” The poignant and […]

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Miles Brown

Black’ish has become the modern-day Cosby Show. Throughout the show’s 7 year run, viewers have gotten to see each actor grow. Black’ish is a show centered around a family man who struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood. NAACP Image and BET Award-nominated actor, […]

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Phor Black Ink Crew Chicago

Since the show Black Ink Crew Chicago aired, I’ve interviewed many cast members from the popular VH1 franchise. The reality show gives a closer look at the lives of local tattoo artists. Right on the cusp of the show’s success, one crew member decided to share his music with the world. Chicago rapper Phor released […]

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Jojo music Good To Know

Get out! (Leave)Right nowIt’s the end of you and meIt’s too late (Now)And I can’t wait for you to be gone No, I’m not talking to you. I’m singing one of JoJo’s most popular songs. I’m not sure if you remember this tune but JoJo has been belting out love lyrics since, well, she found […]

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I have to admit seeing a couple in love is beautiful! After sitting and talking to Ron & Shamari DeVoe you can definitely see the beauty in their union. Having conquered both the R&B and Pop charts respectively the husband and wife team have merged their lyrical gifts to create a collection of songs for […]

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Last year when Ro James was in town promoting El Dorado, I got a chance to chat with him briefly. The interview was too quick and there was still so many questions left unanswered. Now Ro is back pumping out hits and is currently on tour with Chicago native, BJ The Chicago Kid. He fulfilled […]

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Recently Brandy was in town for The Legends Fest.  The Legend’s Fest brought together some of the biggest names in pop culture to Chicago for an epic night. Featured performers included: Busta Rhymes, Brandy, Monica, Chi-towns own Da Brat and more. Years ago I had a chance to interview Brandy but it only consisted of audio. This time I got […]

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I met DJ Vince Adams years ago while he was spinning at some club. I can’t remember. What I do remember is the way he knows how to get the crowd moving. His style of spinning will have you saying: “Hey DJ keep playing that song…” -Zhane Vince Adams has been DJ’ing for over 20 […]

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Sevyn Streeter traveled to Chicago this weekend to empower thousands of women at The Black Women’s Expo. I met with the singer songwriter backstage before her performance. Sevyn cultivated her voice in church as a young girl. She found inspiration from iconic voices in gospel, R&B and pop. The 26-year-old has already lent her pen to […]

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Lately, I have been really digging Ro James. I listen to “Burn Slow” every morning. It has becoming the song to kick start my day. When I learned Ro was on tour and making his way to Chicago, I had to get an interview. I wanted to learn everything about this dude. His soulful voice makes […]

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I had the pleasure of interviewing BJ The Chicago Kid  before his scheduled event at Macy’s. Along with BJ, Jay Ellis and Jocelyn Delk Adams came together to celebrate Black History Month. They lead a panel discussion at Macy’s. BJ The Chicago Kid is a singer/songwriter from Chicago, IL.  He has been featured on tracks by […]

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The weather outside is frightful but Kenny’s voice is delightful. The soulful R&B singer joined Dave Koz, Valerie Simpson and Jonathan Butler on tour for the “Christmas Tour 2016”.  Kenny Lattimore was signed to Columbia in 1995. Ushering in an R&B resurgence, Lattimore released his debut solo album a year later. The self-titled success spun off two […]

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Hey Guys, I hope that you’re thanksgiving went well. After a much needed staycation, I’m back on the scene covering events & interviewing celebs. Last Friday, I had a chance to do a #FBF with the R&B group Shai.  Shai made their way on the scene in the 90’s with their break out hit “If […]

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