Rapper Named Poverty Escapes From It

Autobiographical Rise From Ruin due November 5.

Floetry Bring London Vibe To Philly Soul Movement

Duo mix new/vintage soul, hip-hop, reggae with poetic flair.

Lathun Drops Fortunate, Widens Neo-Soul Scope

The Detroit singer/songwriter/producer delivers a 'very passionate, very personal' debut.

Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel Hustle In 'State Property' Flick

Movie to hit theaters January 18.

India.Arie Debuts With Dreamy Acoustic Soul

Atlanta singer/songwriter, 25, drawing comparisons to Roberta Flack, Tracy Chapman, Bill Withers.

Avant Brings Old School Passion Back In Session

Cleveland-bred singer's 'Separated' — nominated for Soul Train Music Award — reflects influence of heroes Sam Cooke, Donny Hathaway.

Yolanda Adams, Mary Mary, Fred Hammond Big Stellar Winners

'Open My Heart' singer takes five awards, including Artist of the Year; 'Thankful' duo, male singer/producer get three each.

Keith Sweat Pours Emotion Into Coming

Outkast Take Funky Voyage To Stankonia

Arrested Development Reunite For New Album

Titillating Tango

Louie Shelton Brings Spirit Of Nightlife To Urban Culture

Veteran session guitarist draws from jazz and R&B influences for third album.

Fans Brave Heat For Free John Mellencamp Concert

Heartland rocker stops in Atlanta for his eighth in a series of shows.

Four On The Floor

"Left Eye" Says Solo LP To Focus On "Self"

'Left Eye' Says Solo LP To Focus On 'Self'

TLC's MC says album, to be released early next year, will have a hip-hop base mixed with R&B and Latin music.

Keepin' It Simple

I Was A Teenage Rapper

Dianne Reeves Brings Her Soul To Surface On New CD

In the Moment was produced by George Duke.

More R&B, Less Jazz On Will Downing's Latest

Singer's new album, All the Man You Need, intended to widen his audience.

Somethin' For The People May Quit Recording

But label exec dismisses notion, saying group is going through a phase.

Alone And Loving It

'No More' Mean Streets For Ruff Endz

Duo overcome upbringing in tough neighborhood to send first single, 'No More,' zooming up singles chart.

i5 Bring Pop Multiculture To The United States

International girl group has big plans beyond opening for Britney Spears.