By Miguel Lloyd
So RadioFacts.com released their lists of the top female singers of all time. For the most part it is hard to deny most of the people on this list. However, I’m not sure if having Rachelle Ferrell but not Mary J. Blige or Jill Scott is a complete list.
Not to mention, are we strictly talking the last 50-60 years, because any lists that does not include Ella Fitzgerald or Sarah Vaughan is lacking. Still for the most part, the list was pretty good, but there are some glaring omissions.
Here is the list
- Aretha Franklin
- Patti Labelle
- Chaka Khan
- Etta James
- Gladys Knight
- Natalie Cole
- Phyliss Hyman
- Dionne Warwick
- Whitney Houston
- Mariah Carey
- Rachelle Ferrell
- I will let this one be a mystery. You’ll have to go to the blog to see it.
What do you think. Who is missing off of this list?
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When you keep company with the likes of musicians Bilal, Lalah Hathaway, Chrisette Michelle, Erykah Badu, Musiq Soulchild and more, the artist may spark many of your interests as it did the staff of Life Full Circle. Check out this review of Robert Glaspers new Album Black Radio from The Urban Daily.
Words By Eric K. Arnold
With a mountain of hype surrounding his new album Black Radio–currently lodged at #1 jazz, #4 hip-hop/R&B on the Billboard charts—21st century jazzman Robert Glasper has been anointed as both the future and the savior of black music. Needless to say, expectations were sky-high going into his band The Robert Glasper Experiment’s sold-out Oakland show on St. Patrick’s Day.
The long set lived up to both those lofty expectations and its experimental billing. The opening number affixed a vocoderized chant and hip-hoppish drums to Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme,” suggesting an updated, unorthodox take on jazz tradition. Glasper’s genius lies in his ability to widen jazz’s pop cultural scope without bastardizing the genre’s integrity—a point the RGE reinforced with covers of David Bowie’s “Letter to Hermione” and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”
Absent (most of) the celebrity cameos of the Black Radio album, the…
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by Miguel Lloyd
On this show we will discuss the evolution of Hip Hop. if you are wondering why Lil’ Wayne, Kanye West, Nicki MInaj and the rest of today stars are successful despite questionable content, you need not look farther than many of your own music collections. While the current 30 and 40 somethings were playing checkers, tecmo bowl and doll babies, a lot of their parents were pumping the P-Funk All-Stars, Rick James, Marvin Gaye and Rufus & Chaka in our ears. Music filled with highly sexual content and drug abuse. Well now these 30 and 40 somethings have teenage kids who they have raised on Jay-Z, Biggie Smalls, Tupac, Lil’ Kim and Ice Cube, and don’t see anything wrong with it. They are “Keeping it Real”. Well on this show, we are going to keep it real and break it down. Are you being judgmental about a culture that you helped create? We’ll talk about it!
This show will be fun and enlightening! Please listen and tell a friend!