Mary Christine Brockert born March 5, 1956, better known by her stage name Teena Marie, was known for her distinctive soulful vocals, which initially caused many listeners…

We're still lamenting the loss of Teena Marie, who died suddenly on Dec. 26 last year. Marie's death stunned the R&B world which will forever remember her as Lady Tee was Rick James' protege.

The music world is currently mourning the passing of yet another legend, as Nick Ashford succumbed to throat cancer. Over the past two years we have lost the likes of Amy Winehouse (twitterpage), Gil Scott-Heron, Teena Marie  (@msteenamarie), and of course, Michael Jackson, to name just a few. Sometimes it really does seem as though you […]

Despite what you’ve heard, Black people are the world’s taste makers. We are the ones who say what’s hot or not. Once it becomes popular in our community, mainstream picks it up and runs away with it. Think about it. Big lips weren’t in style until Angelina Jolie had them. You and I both know […]

Rick Ross has been making interesting changes to his Maybach Music Group label lately, signing Wale in March 2011 and officially signing Midwestern emcee Stalley last week. Listeners of their music may be surprised that they landed deals with Rick Ross, whose music is known for its extravagant drug-dealing tales and lavish imagery. Still, rap […]

As the news spread about the loss of Teena Marie, some of her industry peers, including Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, and Q-Tip, took to Twitter to share their reaction to the sad news. Born Mary Christine Brockert, Teena Marie was known as the Ivory Queen of Soul and one of the few white acts […]

VIA: On December 26, 2010 singer Teena Marie died in her home at the age of 54. As is customary when a musician we love has passed away, we take a moment to highlight how they’ve influenced the hip-hop generation. R.I.P. Teena Marie: Celebs Remember The Legendary Singer On Twitter As a gifted singer […]

Check out our favorite Teena Marie video jams below. You will be forever missed “Lady T”. Related Stories: R&B Singer Teena Marie Dies At 54 Teena Marie’s Label Releases An Official Statement

TV One will pay tribute to legendary R&B singer Teena Marie tonight by re-airing her TV One Unsung special tonight at 9 pm and midnight.

Here’s the official statement from Teena Marie’s record label: December 26th, 2010 – Stax Records, the Concord Music Group family and millions of fans around the world, lost a great artist and friend on Sunday when soul music icon Teena Marie died at the age of 54. An internationally renowned singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and […]

CNN is reporting that Teena Marie, an award-winning singer-songwriter known for her R&B performances, has died, her manager said Sunday. She was 54. CNN contributer Roland Martin is reporting on his Twitter feed that Marie’s daughter found the singer in her California home this morning. Marie was Rick James’ protege. The two gave us slow […]