Stokley’s Sankofa Album Arrives

Stokley’s sophomore album Sankofa arrives after a three-year journey on Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis’s Perspective Records. The Mint Condition front man is in good company with H.E.R. Snoop Dogg, and more. Musically it is mostly a one-man affair as he does most of the playing on the album including the steel drum. The duet “Rush” with H.E.R. is one of the highlights and it brings to mind his Minneapolis brother Prince. Sankofa has a balance between love songs and party music embedded in R&B with African references. He explained in an interview that the word Sankofa “is a word that he has heard all his life” a Ghanaian word that references one’s roots. So far there’s been four videos from the album including “Woman” featuring KIDI last month. He is taking Sankofa on the road this month and tickets are on sale. 

 

 

 

 




Watch Brandy, Jazmine Sullivan, Smokey Robinson, Charlie Wilson, CeeLo Green, Monica & More Perform At The 2020 Soul Train Awards

Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell hosted the 2020 Soul Train Awards last night. Megan Thee Stallion, H.E.R. and Chris Brown took home honors. CeeLo Green, Jazmine Sullivan, Brandy, Smokey Robinson, Charlie Wilson, Shanice, PJ Morton, Chanté Moore, Stokley and Babyface were among the performers. Monica accepted the Lady of Soul Award and she sang a medley of her hits. A full list of the winners can be found here. BET will air an encore presentation of the show Sunday at 8 PM ET.