Tabi Bonney releases first mixtape “A Place Called Stardom” (free download)

DMV buzzmaker tabi Bonney has teamed up with Mick Boogie and to take listeners on a trip to “A Place Called Stardom.” tabi Bonney’s 1st mixtape ever is finally here. Hosted by Mick Boogie, it features guest appearances from Wale, Raheem DeVaughn (see my interview in the July 2009 issue of JENESIS Magazine), Curren$y, Haziq Ali, Jovi Rockwell, GZA and more.

Leela James’ “Tell Me You Love Me,” album “My Soul” releases May 25, 2010 (free mp3 download)

“My Soul” set for release on May 25, 2010. From the very first track on her 2005 debut album Leela James has captured the gritty, emotion-drenched essence of artists like Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Mavis Staples, Marvin Gaye and has made it her mission to bring it all back – pushing the music forward with a fresh, contemporary perspective that remains faithful to the music’s deep and powerful roots.

July 2009 JENESIS Magazine- Interview with Raheem DeVaughn

An article I wrote for JENESIS Magazine, July 2009, pages 70-75. It was a cropping nightmare to put it in this blog since the printed version is the 2 column magazine format, but that task is behind me now. It was important to me to also re-post this article on my blog for you all to read. Also, go to to see the full July 2009 issue and more.

My LA Journal- Thursday, May 28, 2009 travel day and red carpet eve

My LA Journal- Thursday, May 28, 2009 travel day