Michael Joseph Jackson was born August 29, 1958 as the seventh child to a poor family in Gary, Indiana. He and his brothers, comprising the Jackson 5, became one of the few groups in history to have their first four major singles reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100. They got their start by […]

R. Kelly may make dubious choices in his personal life, but in his music, he can only be considered one thing – a genius. Chicago’s own Robert Sylvester Kelly has been a controversial figure in the past few years, but despite his problems, he just keeps on making great music. “Love Letter,” his latest CD, […]

It’s not a perfect voice, but it’s one that has seared the souls of millions of listeners. Other singers may be superior in sheer vocal talent, but Mary J. Blige’s voice is the one that moved you – whether to tears, to anger or to understanding. http://blackmusicmonth.blackamericaweb.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=241:like-no-other-why-mary-j-blige-ruled-the-90s&catid=41:the-voices&Itemid=151