Mary J. Blige has the same pain and grit in her voice of having lived a very full life as artists like Billie Holliday, Etta James and others. For a burgeoning hip-hop generation, Blige's voice and signature style of taking a hip-hop beat and adding her soulful vibe to it so changed the sound of mus ... More >>
Boyz II Men (due this Monday, September 5 at the Taste of Colorado) is the best selling R&B group of all time. Having sold over sixty million albums worldwide and continuing to tour consistently, even during the group's more recent down years, the crooning fellas from Philly have enjoyed the type of ... More >>
David Lang / Red Bull PhotofilesBoonie Mayfield (top) and Xperiment BeatsThe term "producer" has very different connotations in the worlds of rock and hip-hop. Although they're both instrumental in shaping the sound, they serve very different functions.
Generally speaking, in rock, a produc ... More >>