A new song from Fantasia titled “Lucky” recently leaked. Apparently, it was recorded for, but didn’t make the cut for her upcoming album, Back to Me, set to be released on 8/24.The song gives details about her married boyfriend’s manhood and marriage.

Here’s another single from “Passion, Pain & Pleasure,” Trey Songz’s new album due on September 14th!

Super producer and hit maker Rodney Jerkins checks in with the crew and talks about his new talent search. He has produced hits for, Whitney Houston, Brandy, Beyonce, and Michael Jackson. Take a listen, this could be your chance to shine..

Remember all of the controversy a few years ago over the credit card swipe in Nelly’s “Tip Drill?” Well, Marques Houston’s new video “Pullin’ On Her Hair” raises the stakes on how black women are degraded in music videos. The single is the first release off Houston’s album “Mattress Music” due Sept. 14.

I recently watched an excerpt from a PBS documentary that premiered in January called Blacking Up: Hip-Hop’s Remix Of Race And Identity which explores the musical stereotypes that permeate rap and hip-hop culture, especially the idea that those forms of music are culturally considered “black” and that white MCs are “wannabes” or “wiggers.” It’s interesting […]

Remember when Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and India.Arie dominated urban station in the late ’90s and early ’00? They were soulful ladies sharing their love, loss and self-esteem issues through their music. Today, a new era of soulful women have picked up the mantel. Two of these women come to Charlotte in September. Corinne Bailey […]

Kelis recently stopped by the Cherrytree House to perform her some tracks from her latest album, “Flesh Tone,” acoustically. The singer performed stripped-back versions of her tracks at the Cherrytree House, which artists including Lady GaGa and Robyn have also performed.

One of the most famous feuds in hip-hop just got more interesting. Lil’ Kim recently sat down for an interview with our friends over at AOL Black Voices and went in on her 90’s rival:

If you missed last night’s episode of VH1’s “Behind The Music: Usher,” here’s your chance to see it in it’s entirety. Usher became one of R&B’s BIGGEST rising stars in the 90s, after his mentor Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, and his label boss LA Reid took him under their wing at just 13.

Lauryn Hill’s 12-year old daughter Selah is gorgeous and may have a future singing career ahead of her…with a little training, she could be on her way to stardom. Take a listen: Lauryn Hill Reveals In Rare Interview Why She Left Music & Why She’ll Return What Is Wrong With Lauryn Hill’s Hair?? http://static.zemanta.com/readside/loader.js

R&B singer Lloyd took to Twitter last night to apologize to Ciara. The singer apologized to Ciara for calling her a “Hollywood B*tch” in a past issue of Hip Hop Weekly: