Everyone's talking about Disney Pixar's latest animated film Soul that was released Christmas Day. Soul follows Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx,  who is a middle school band teacher discovering life's true purpose on his journey in and out of the great beyond.

Brandy is set to be honored with the second ever Lady of Soul Award at the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards. Teddy Riley will also be honored with this year’s Legend Award. Meanwhile, Drake has earned 12 nominations, including two in the Video of the Year category for “Hotline Bling” and for his appearance on […]


Long before the likes of programs like The Arsenio Hall and The Tavis Smiley Show, a program based out of New York aimed to combine Black entertainment and culture. The SOUL! program was the brainchild of the pioneering Ellis “Mr. Soul” Haizlip which ran from 1968 to 1973. Haizlip, a native of Washington, D.C., made a […]

In an interview with The Associated Press, Jazmine Sullivan opened up about the difference between how black and white soul artists are received. When asked how she feels about being underrated because she’s black, in comparison to artists like Adele, she said, “I guess I’m glad that people are recognizing me in some way, and […]

Most music fans have no real idea of the influence George Clinton’s music and business practices have had on the world of music, even to this day.  Recently the Father Of Funk sat down with Roland Martin to talk about his book “Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You?: A […]

Roland Martin sits down with actor Chadwick Boseman to discuss playing the part of James Brown and the challenge of bringing ‘The Godfather Of Soul’ to life in the film ‘Get On Up’. Click here to READ MORE.


From  the streets of  the south side of Chicago to hip-hop legacy, Common shares his thoughts on the importance of valuing your life. ” ]

Close the shades, light some incense and candles before you tune into the new music video from Natalie Stewart (aka “the Floacist”) featuring Musiq Soulchild. This is a sexy one indeed! Talk about downright soulful and sexy! Whew! My fingers are on fire right now as I rush to type and get this one out […]

Solomon Burke, the larger-than-life “King of Rock and Soul” who was revered as one of music’s greatest vocalists but never reached the level of fame of those he influenced, died early Sunday at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. He was 70. Born to the sound of music in an upstairs room of a Philadelphia church, Burke was […]