S&S: What's your style of music? How do you describe it?
Eddie Valdez: I use to do mostly House, R&B, Drum & Bass and some Funk. My sound must be happy, noiseless and also classic. Sometimes I can be harder than that.
S&S: Who or what was most instrumental to you when it came to music?Eddie Valdez: That’s not the tough one. DJ Wilson, a genius from my hometown who really open[...]
"TANK" Born Durrell Babbs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin before later moving to the Washington, D.C., suburb of Clinton, Maryland, Tank became interested in music at an early age. As a youth, he was able to develop his singing ability at his local church, where his cousin was choir director. As a teenager, Tank became interested in sports as well as music, and he considered playing college football. Tank[...]
We are excited to bring you something fresh especially from a Chicago suburban native. Keke Palmers single "I Don't Belong To You" takes you on an unexpected journey through love and lust. Check out the video for yourself and let us know what you think.
As an actress, Keke Palmer has already established herself as one of the fastest rising young stars of her generation. Her talents span [...]
This project was a silent sleeper and nothing short of a classic which was recognized by industry contemporaries and earned a GRAMMY for Best R&B Album. On Love, Marriage & Divorce, Toni Braxton and Babyface, creative partners going back to the early '90s, rekindle their musical relationship. Both endured broken marriages, and presumably it's those experiences that inform the material [...]
Rather than celebrate the 20th anniversary of her breakthrough single, Monica declares a Code Redorder on the commercial airwaves that have squeezed out soul-rooted R&B. The first song on her seventh U.S. album is the title track, a scuttling assault produced by Polow and assisted by Missy Elliott, which involves the protest "Turn off the radio, damn right/We don't hear real shit no mo'." [...]
Another day, another Chris Brown music video.
With his seventh studio album Royalty now in stores, the 26-year-old singer celebrates by releasing yet another video for his tribute song “Little More (Royalty).” Earlier this week, Chris flooded the market with countless songs and music videos for “Back To Sleep, "Liquor, ” Fine By Me “Wrist,” Zero, “Anyway,” and “Picture[...]
The sound of R&B has evolved over the years with many artists contributing new styles and approaches to making their music. A number of talented acts have contributed but few have had as dominant a run as R. Kelly.
Born on January 8, 1967 in Chicago, R. Kelly was the product of a single-parent household and grew up in the Ida B. Wells Homes, a notorious [...]
DJ Wayne Williams - "I’m A People Person"
From local DJ to major record label executive to producer of one of the world’s largest house events, music is the story of Wayne Williams’ life. Noted for being the first DJ to bring disco from Chicago’s underground, gay dance clubs to a young, receptive audience on Chicago’s south side, Wayne quickly became an in-demand DJ as a teenager, [...]
Celeste Alexander - "I’m A Music Lover Period"
DJ CELESTE ALEXANDER Mix-artist from Chicago, Started in 1982 under the encouragement of Steve “Silk” Hurley, Celestethedj started learning how to mix under the tutelage of Andre Hatchett among many others. One of the first female dj’s in Chicago, she signed on with Promoter Dave Risque’ and Gucci Productions. After the first year of [...]
Geoffrey C - Can You Make Me A Tape
Almost everyone can remember the guy who came to the party with the best music. No matter what was playing, after his tapes started, it was always a better party.
Geoffrey C is that guy.
Since graduating from High School in MD, Geoffrey has been either a DJ or a producer of edit mixes/remixes for commerical radio stations, major record labels and [...]
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