Stories

Isaac Carree raises the stakes with No Risk No Reward

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It has been seven years since singer-songwriter and producer Isaac Carree released his last album. After what was a well-received debut and sophomore effort in the form of 2011’s “Uncommon Me” and 2013’s “Reset”, which both opened at No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel Charts, many have anticipated a third … Continue Reading →

Katie Pruitt dares the Confrontation with Societal Expectations

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“Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women.” Thus the first lines of the traditional Catholic Prayer. For a teenager in suburban Atlanta who was raised by a devoutly Catholic family however, Katie Pruitt perhaps felt overwhelmingly far removed from the sainted figure. … Continue Reading →

Yuna presents a modern approach to Pop Music

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Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna has constantly reimagined the image of a pop star throughout her musical career. She began writing songs at age 14, started performing publicly at age 19, and signed her first record deal at age 24 with an indie label in New York. Yuna has released two international … Continue Reading →

Emeli Sande’s new album REAL LIFE radiates infectious positivity

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In 2012, a few days before the release of her first album, British singer-songwriter Emeli Sande said in an interview: “These days nothing lasts. Music is like fast food – you’re in, then out.” However, throughout her decade-long career, Sande has shown that her own music is more like soul … Continue Reading →

Common allows Love to lead the way

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It’s been over 25 years since he released his debut album, “Can I Borrow A Dollar?”, and eleven albums later, Common doesn’t look like he is about to hit the brakes anytime soon. It’s hard not to pay attention to a Common song when it comes on. He has that … Continue Reading →

Grace Carter’s Music turns the Darkness to Light

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British singer and songwriter Grace Carter could be the “Saving Grace” in this topsy-turvy world. The songs she has published so far, like her 2017 debut single “Silence” and other piano-inspired releases like “Heal Me”, undress vulnerability to the bone, daring listeners to shed their worn heartache and beat new … Continue Reading →

Charlie Cunningham explores a Variety of intricate Emotions on his new Album

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In early 2017, Charlie Cunningham announced his presence as an inventive singer-songwriter to watch, with his debut album, “Lines”. The Bedfordshire-born and London-based artist captivated with intimate lyrics and agile guitar playing, using a unique guitar-tapping technique that he learned and perfected on a two-year sojourn in Spain. Cunningham’s impressive … Continue Reading →

Imagine Dragons – Unpredictable and Unstoppable

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The only predictable thing about Imagine Dragons is their unpredictability. From dropping surprise singles to animating their fans with cryptic tweets, the band knows exactly how to keep their fans on their toes. “I don’t think they really know what’s coming”, lead singer Dan Reynolds reflects. “We get a fair … Continue Reading →

Sabrina Starke: #BlackGirlMagic in The Netherlands

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Sabrina Starke is sugar and spice and everything funky as the Netherlands’ soul sista queen of #BlackGirlMagic. She is diasporic Black excellence with her signature manifestation music. Ten years ago, the Surinamese-Dutch singer-songwriter emerged as an award-winning newcomer to the music industry with the release of her debut album “Yellow … Continue Reading →

EVERYTHING IS LOVE – The Carters come full circle

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It all started with an infamous elevator ride at The Standard Hotel following the 2014 Met Gala after-party. Security cameras captured the wildly sensational footage of Solange lunging at her brother-in-law, Jay-Z, in a confrontational rage of kicks and punches. Beyonce, immaculately dressed, stands calmly off to the side as … Continue Reading →

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