New Music: RnB single ‘I’d Rather Have A Love’ by Joe out Feb 26 on iTunes

Joe, the multi-platinum selling artist and Grammy nominee who brought us hits like “I Wanna Know” and “Don’t Wanna Be a Player” just released the first single from his forthcoming album. I’d Rather Have A Love” is available for download via iTunes as of February 26, 2013

Interview with ‘Idol’ season 9 finalist Michael Lynche, debut album Aug 14

I recently spoke with final four contestant on the hit FOX reality competition series “American Idol,” Michael Lynche (aka “Big Mike”) who is about to release his self titled debut album on August 14, 2012 via Big3 Records…viewer votes led Big Mike (Michael Lynche) into the final four with Crystal Bowersox, Casey James, and season winner Lee DeWyze.

VH1 counts down the ’40 Greatest RnB Songs of the 90s’…Do you agree?

VH1, the network king of countdown shows…and controversial reality TV (have you heard about the petition to boycott “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta”?)…is back with hot new countdown salute to 90s R&B music that airs tomorrow, June 28, 2012 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

Brandy and Monica’s ‘It All Belongs to Me’ VH1 exlusive video premiere on March 5

Brandy and Monica collaborated 14 years (in 1998) ago on the Grammy Award winning, Billboard chart topping single, “The Boy is Mine”..On February 6, 2012, Brandy and Monica released “It All Belongs to Me” (available on iTunes and Amazon) via RCA Records. Tune into VH1 on Monday, March 6, 2012 at 11PM ET/PT for the exclusive video premiere.

Don Cornelius (1936-2012) Tribute: Highlights from his life from ‘Soul Train’ and beyond

Southside Chicago native, Don Cornelius, who developed, hosted, wrote, and produced “Soul Train” a weekly dance show that would revolutionize pop culture has died this morning from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was 75 years old. In this post, I present a cursory historical account of Cornelius’ entertainment career from the launch of “Soul Train” onward and some of the contributing factors to his death.