Music Birthday: D’Angelo

Today, February 11, 1974, D’Angelo was born Michael Eugene Archer in Richmond, Virginia. At the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards, D’Angelo’s “Voodoo” won Best R&B Album. “Voodoo,” released in January 2000, shared the category with incredible albums from Jill Scott, Sisqo, Toni Braxton, Joe, and Boyz II Men.  On the US Billboard 200, “Voodoo” peaked at…

Rahsaan Patterson: “Love In Stereo”

Today, October 19, 1999, Rahsaan Patterson released his sophomore studio album, “Love In Stereo.” This contemporary soul album reached no. 51 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart; and internationally on Spanish iTunes at no. 83.  The album’s beautifully affirmative lead single, ‘Treat You Like A Queen,’ is a rhythmic and powerful production by…

Music Birthday: Doug E. Fresh

Today, September 17, 1966, Douglas “Doug E. Fresh” Davis was born in Barbados. In 2011, Doug E. Fresh linked up with neo-soul singer Jill Scott to record a song called ‘All Cried Out Redux.’  The song is included on Scott’s fourth studio album, “The Light of the Sun,” and was produced by Scott herself. ‘All…