aretha franklin

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is recovering from surgery that she underwent this morning. In a statement she said the “surgery was highly successful. God is still in control. I had superb doctors and nurses whom were blessed by all the prayers of the city and the country. God bless you all for your […]

Aretha Franklin has broken two ribs after a fall at her home in Detroit this past Sunday. The Queen of Soul has had to postpone some free concerts that were scheduled in New York next week, according to a statement from her office. The 68 year-old suffered abdominal pain and has been advised by doctors […]

It goes without saying that Kanye West, who celebrated a birthday yesterday, is one of hip-hop’s greatest producers.

soul (Middle English, from Old English sawol) – 1. the animating and vital principle in human beings, credited with the faculties of thought, actions and emotion and often conceived as an immaterial entity. 2. a sense of ethnic pride among African-Americans, expressed in areas such as language, social customs, religion and music.

With the increasing number of films aimed towards black audiences in the early 1970s, filmmakers realized that they couldn’t turn to Henry Mancini to provide the musical backdrops for these movies.