Dionne Warwick on Mariah Carey and Toni Braxton being icons.  Do you agree with Dionne Warwick’s opinion about Brandy, Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton and Mariah Carey’s icon status?  Is JacQuel Knight , who is the choreographer behind Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” video, the first Black man to copyrightContinue Reading

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Rihanna’s “Umbrella” featuring Jay-Z is from her third album Good Girl Gone Bad.  The single and album marked a new direction for Rihanna’s sound and image. She moved away from Caribbean-influenced styles and into an edgier American mix of pop, rap and R&B. Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, The-Dream, Kuk Harrell andContinue Reading

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Mary Wilson recorded her first solo album after The Supremes farewell tour in 1977. Her self-titled album was released in 1979 and was solely produced by Hal Davis who was known for writing hits for The Jackson 5. “Red Hot” was a straight disco excursion that came out just asContinue Reading

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