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  • Chaka Khan I Feel For You Album Cover
    Ch-ch-ch-chaka Chaka Khan!
    Here’s why this album should be in your collection!The runaway success of “I Feel for You” makes it easy to forget that the rest of Chaka Khan’s 1984 album was also very good.I feel For You includes the uptempo tracks ...
  • Rock Hall Anniversary: Prince
    Rock Hall Anniversary: Prince’s Self-Titled Second Album
    In October 1979, Prince released his second self-titled album. It was considered a quick follow up, after the disappointment of his 1978 debut For You. The album would be much well-received (much more than For You), as it would be Prince’s...
  • Musician Spotlight: Meet Dovovan Spence
    Musician Spotlight: Meet Donovan Spence
    Music Examiner is all about staying in the loop of artists and musicians that are making somewhat of a buzz in their community. This week, we had the opportunity to interview Mr. Donovan Spence. Donovan Spence was born in Baltimore, Maryland. His...
  • Prince-Art Official Age
    80s legend Prince releases epic album, 'Art Official Age'
    Lately we have noticed artists coming back into the spotlight that we loved several years ago. For all we are excited to see them back making more music, for some we become disappointed that they are trying to keep up with the way of today's...
  • Prince
    Prince to release new album "Art Official Age"
    Prince is once again in the spotlight, as his new album release is fast approaching. Based upon inspiration given to him by Dionne Warwick’s “In Between the Heartaches,” Prince is working on his latest creation full throttle...
  • What ever happened to the movie soundtrack?
    What ever happened to the movie soundtrack?
    In the past [the 70s, 80s, and 90s], movie soundtrack albums were often massive hits. It was common to see “The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” somewhere on the Billboard Charts. Soundtracks used to be a great marketing tie-in for...
  • Urbanworld Film Festival Spotlights "Selma," "Addicted," and "Purple Rain"
    Urbanworld Film Festival Spotlights "Selma," "Addicted," and "Purple Rain"
    The 18th annual Urbanworld Film Festival kicks off September 17, 2014 in New York City presenting 70 movies, including spotlighting Zane's Addicted starring Boris Kodjoe, and Selma produced by Oprah Winfrey. The festival will also celebrate...
  • Taylor Swift's 1989
    Anticipated albums for fall 2014
    Whether you like it or not, summer is quickly coming to an end and with the onset of school, fall is just around the corner. Despite the chilly mornings, one aspect of fall to look forward to are some highly anticipated albums hitting the shelves;...
  • Prince to Release Two Albums
    Prince to Release Two Albums , Parole Denied Again for Lennon’s Killer
    Its official, Prince has returned to prolific mode. That was the announcement on Monday, when the Purple One has revealed that he will release two new albums at the end of September.One album will be released under his own name (Art Official Age),...
  • Prince Purple Rain Album Cover
    Purple reigns everywhere but online
    Here’s why this album should be in your collection!Millions of music fans already own Purple Rain, the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning soundtrack album from the 1984 movie. But folks who want to preview it (or any music by Prince) can’t...
  • Tevin Campbell performs at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, Saturday, July 5, 2014
    Tevin Campbell is back; Makes Essence Festival crowd go 'Round and Round'
    Can we talk about Tevin Campbell for a minute? That's exactly what we did when we caught up with the R&B crooner at the 2014 Essence Music Festival. Although this was Campbell's first time at the festival, he is no stranger to winning...
  • Prince at the Essence Music Festival
    Prince at Essence Festival: makes 'Purple Rain' fall in New Orleans at Superdome
    Long before Prince even made his material presence in New Orleans, the mysterious presence of 'The Purple One' was already in the air. Prince was set to headline the Essence Festival's 20th anniversary Independence Day night show. On...
  • Purple is the New Black
    Purple is the New Black
    Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. It is associated with royalty and symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. Purple conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple has been synonymous with Prince since (some would argue...
  • Susanna Hoffs is the beautiful, talented and iconic vocalist for ‘The Bangles.'
    Susanna Hoffs Interview: ‘The Bangles’ Multitalented Songstress and Songwriter
    In-depth interview with The Bangles -Susanna Hoffs:Susanna Hoffs is the beautiful, talented & iconic vocalist for the commercially successful all- female pop/rock/new wave/ band ‘The Bangles.’ Hoffs angelic and awe-inspiring vocals...
  • Slug of Atmosphere
    Slug to perform Prince song at benefit
    In a tweet sent last week, Atmosphere's Slug announced he will perform a Prince song from the Purple Rain soundtrackat the American Heart Association's third annual Benefit 2 Celebrate Life. Although he took suggestions for his performance...