The Rude Boys Talk New Music and Fond Memories of Gerald Levert


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 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.


The 1st Annual Left Eye Music Fest - July 28th!!!

It has been 10 years since the untimely death of TLC member, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. In celebration of her life and legacy, The Lisa Lopes Foundation will be hosting the 1st Annual Left Eye Music Fest at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur, GA from 2pm – 10pm. The event will include an all kids concert hosted by the OMG Girlz, an all female talent showcase including music executive panelists Ian Burke, Sheri Riley, Kawan “KP” Prather and Shanti Das and finally a celebrity tribute concert featuring Blaque, the Rude Boys and Reigndrop Lopes, Left Eye’s sister. Special guests will include Chilli from TLC, Da Brat and more. For more information, please go to


[Exclusive Interview & Pictures] The "Personal Side" To Gerald Levert: Music Veteran & Friend, Sheri Riley Talks About Gerald's Approach To Music, Work Ethic on Stage and His Giving Spirit

Gerald Levert, Sheri Riley and Usher

When we celebrate the great contributions of music artists, we always like to give a narrative picture from those who knew them well. In our tribute of the late, great Gerald Levert, we brought a dear friend of the Grown Folks Music family, Mrs. Sheri Riley. For those not familiar with Sheri’s name, you definitely know her work. She is the founder and president of the successful entertainment consulting company, Glue, Inc., former marketing executive with Atlantic and LaFace Records and the marketing hand behind artists like TLC, Donell Jones, Usher, Toni Braxton, OutKast and of course Mr. Gerald Levert. From her story, we hope you will thoroughly enjoy this interview and gain more insight into this R&B legend. Also, catch some of Sheri's exclusive pics with Gerald, Sean and Eddie Levert, Isaac Hayes, Phyllis Hyman, Don Cornelius and many more!