Music saw singer/songwriter/producer, KEM, through the darkest moments in his life as a child, which is where his love of music began. After high school, his life took a downward turn, and he eventually found himself in and out of drug rehabilitation centers and homeless shelters. Music was his solace during those times, and he […]

Born Vyshonne Miller in New Orleans, Louisiana, Silkk The Shocker is arguably the most popular rapper on the hugely successful No Limit Records, the underground hip-hop label founded by his brother Master P. He began rapping as a teenager and was a member of several gangsta crews, including the Down South Hustlers. Originally known as […]

Once one of the leading rappers on Master P’s No Limit record label, Mystikal quickly evolved beyond the label’s clichéd thug trappings and found himself one of the Dirty South’s most recognized rappers, alongside the likes of Juvenile and Ludacris. Like No Limit itself, Mystikal is a New Orleans native. He released an eponymous debut […]

New Orleans-based gangsta rapper Juvenile was born Terius Gray. After beginning his performing career while in his teens, he released a 1995 album on Warlock titled Being Myself. He eventually crossed paths with Cash Money label owners Ronald “Suga Slim” and Brian “Baby” Williams, who issued 1996′s Solja Rags; the album became a major underground […]

John Legend has revealed several personas during his award-winning career. Singer/Songwriter.  Musician.  Producer.  Philanthropist. Entrepreneur. To quote music industry pioneer Quincy Jones, the nine-time Grammy winner is simply “a genius.” Writing about Legend for Time’s 2009 tally of the 100 most influential people, Jones noted, “We’ve seen only the tip of the iceberg. For what he […]

“My goal is to build a comedy empire and help restore dignity to our profession. It’s the best I ever feel when I’m on stage, putting the thoughts from my head into those of an audience.  Applause is my drug of choice.” – Katt Williams Known just as much for his permed hair as he […]

  Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the ’70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-’60s acid heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone. TheParliament/Funkadelic machine ruled black music during the ’70s, capturing over 40 R&B hit singles (including three number ones) and recording three platinum albums. Born in Kannapolis, NC, on July 22, […]

  As much as technology, business and society have changed since the 1980s, one thing has remained constant: Ice Cube has been a premier cultural watchdog, astutely commenting on, examining and detailing the breadth of the American experience in uncompromising terms with an unflinching honesty and a sobering perspective, as well as a deft comedic […]

  There’s an old saying that goes, “you can’t know where you are going until you know where you come from”, and no saying could apply more to the consummate entertainers of our generation Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, and Ralph Tresvant who together are a testament to the ideology that hard work, perseverance, and undeniable […]

  In 1993 Shaggy exploded on the music scene with his debut album PURE PLEASURE. His remix of the Ska classic Oh Carolina from that album was an instant hit in England and other countries. He released his Sophomore album BOOMBASTIC in 1995. The album went certified platinum, won a Grammy Award in 1996 for […]

Nelly raises the bar every time he enters the studio or hits the stage. That’s a just a fact at this point when it comes to the multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning rap superstar, entrepreneur, philanthropist and actor. His entire career has been based on a personal desire to surpass not only everybody else’s expectations, but his […]

Singer and songwriter Chanté Moore’s voice, stunning beauty and unerring artistic vision have afforded the Gold-selling R&B singer to enjoy an illustrious two-decade career that is rare in this business. “I have been blessed and honored to do what I love for a living for as long as I have,” confides the dynamic songbird. “My […]