Erykah Badu is the host of the 2016 Soul Train Awards and she brought soul cypher back this year with Gladys Knight, Ne-Yo, Angie Stone, Tyrese and Robert Glasper. Watch as they add their individual touch to Knight’s “Neither One Of Us.” The Soul Train Awards will air on Centric TV Sunday, November 27, 2016, at 8PM EST.
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Angie Stone has recorded her version of Stevie Wonder’s “I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)” for a new album of cover songs. Covered In Soul is an album of 12 songs originally made famous by Wonder, The Five Stairsteps, Bob Marley and more. Stone just released her Dream album earlier this year and she also has a duets project with Dave Hollister coming out later. Last week she was concerned about her pioneering rap group, The Sequence, being left out of VH1’s Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queen show. They were not featured for a tribute but their photo adorned the stage with many other women in rap. And their omission and the audience’s reception to the show is further proof that VH1 or BET should continue to acknowledge the contributions of women hip-hop artists. Stone’s Covered In Soul will come out on Cleopatra Records August 5th.
Tracklisting for Covered In Soul:
1. These Eyes
2. Smiling Faces Sometimes
3. In The Air Tonight
4. I Believe
5. O-o-h Child
6. Every 1’s A Winner ft Eric Gales
7. Red, Red Wine
8. Is This Love
9. It’s Too Late
10. Wish I Didn’t Miss You
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Angie Stone’s almost 4-decade career as a hip-hop pioneer, songwriter and unyielding force in soul music has given her the rare status of being an artist who’s had commercial success with creative integrity. From her beginning as a member of the all-girl rap group The Sequence to her solo albums and collaborations with people like Prince and Beyonce, she always asserts her unmistakable voice with honesty. Dream is her seventh studio album and the music represents a spiritual turning point because the inspiration behind it brought her out of an almost career-ending silence. In this interview, she talks about Dream, Sugar Hill Records, the aftermath of the much-publicized fight with her daughter and longevity.
There’s pain and then there is the process to get to the promise
Why did you call the new album Dream?
I had given up, I wasn’t doing music anymore. I was tired of the way the industry was treating me and I was done. Walter Millsap III called me based on a dream God had given him.
You said that Dream is about the pain, the process and the promise?
I was in Bible study one Wednesday and we go through certain things for a certain reason in order for God to get us where we need to be. The reason I said the Dream, is because there’s pain and then there is the process to get to the promise. Part of my pain was giving up, the process right now is God showing up and showing me that he can do all things. The promise is yet to be seen but, I’m working my way up through the promise because what is happening right now is evidence that God is all seeing and all doing. I’ve gotten more interviews in the past week than I’ve had in the past 10 years combined. That tells me that the promise is real.