“Music is meant to inspire, to elevate you and to take you higher. Like the prophets spoke words to my soul, letters of love like silver and gold.” Check out “Luv Letter” from Teena Marie’s posthumous new album Beautiful. Lady Tee, your music indeed inspires and takes us higher– thank you.
“Pulse” opens with what I would consider classic Toni Braxton: the track “Yesterday”, which highlights Toni’s smooth, buttery vocals conveying feelings about a former lover. The alternate version of “Yesterday” with Trey Songz was more widely known than the version with Toni by herself, but Toni’s so powerful as a solo artist, that she handles the track perfectly alone.
Grown Folks Music had the honor of catching up with our “Artist of the Month” Eric Roberson. Erro (as his most ardent supporters know him) spoke about everything from his early career and unreleased music to his most recent project. He also revealed his own personal favorite artists. Eric is known for his blogging about his style, so is there a clothing line in the works? Listen in as we get the answer to that question. If you are new to Eric’s music or die hard fan, there is probably some great information revealed in the interview that will make you love the man and his music even more.
Eric Roberson’s most recent release “Mr. Nice Guy” is available on Amazon.com. To show your support, stop by his Facebook page Blue Erro Soul and hit “like”. To learn more about his amazing career and to check tour dates in your area, check out his official blog/website, and follow him on Twitter @IAmEricRoberson.
GFM had the honor of speaking to the r&b group “The Rude Boys”. The group is best known for their hits “Written All Over Your Face” and “Are You Lonely For Me?”. Group members Joe N Little III and G. La Beaud spoke with us about everything from their official return to the music scene, their new single, their film projects, their influences, and their fond memories of our Artist of the Month Gerald Levert. Listen in to find out what G. and Joe have been up to and to hear little known facts about Gerald Levert.
The current single “Swagg On” is available at ITunes and Amazon.com. Also, be sure to be on the look out for their full-length cd release in Summer 2012. To keep up with updates on their project, check out their official website The Rude Boys Online and follow them on Twitter.
Grown Folks Music recently had the opportunity to speak with the Floacist about her upcoming release, “The Floacist: Floetry Rebirth”. During our conversation, she discusses everything from the inspiration for the pointed track “Soul” to her favorite artists. The Floacist also discusses why Octavia Butler is her favorite author and which childhood past time she still enjoys to this day. Listen in to find out why she says that the doors to Floetry are always open to former group member Marsha Ambrosius, and hear her thoughts on the unforeseen elements of the music industry.
GFM had the immense pleasure of speaking with Mr. Kenny Lattimore. During the beginning of the interview Mr. Lattimore discusses his new music label “Sincere Soul” and his recent duets with both Lalah Hathaway and Kelly Price. During our conversation Mr. Lattimore also provides amazing insight regarding the inner workings of the music business, and it is apparent that he is passionate about both his music and his “Kenny Lattimore Foundation”. GFM appreciates Mr. Lattimore’s transparency about the realities of the music business, and this interview is suggested listening for anyone seriously considering a career in the music industry.
Luke James recently took time out of his increasingly busy schedule to speak with Grown Folks Music about his transition from being a member of a duo to becoming a solo artist. He also gave us insight on what to expect from his upcoming full-length releases, and he advised us as to who his favorite artists are (past and current artists).
GFM listeners will get a treat as Luke gave us to some acapella Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight. Listen in to learn more about this amazing new talent and the times that he served as a “ghost singer” in high school.
Legaci originally came to the attention of the Grown Folks Music family via their fantastic Whitney Houston tribute video renditions. Del and Chris of the four part harmony that is Legaci recently spoke with Grown Folks Music about their upcoming release “Driven”, their favorite artists, musical influences, and the importance of their careers in the representation of Asian Americans in modern music.