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Eric Benét Shares His Thoughts on Music, Marriage, and Fatherhood
Singer, songwriter, and actor, Eric Benét, has released seven albums and earned a #1 hit on the R&B chart with “Spend My Life with You” (featuring Tamia). He has also earned four Grammy Award nominations – Best Traditional R&B Performance, “Sometimes I Cry” (2011); Best male R&B V0cal Performance,... Read more
Conversations With: Singer Howard Hewett
Singer Howard Hewett has been performing since he was a youngster. In late 1978, he joined with Jeffery Daniels and Jody Watley and became the lead singer for the highly successful R&B group Shalamar. The group spent more than five years together recording popular hits and traveling the world.... Read more
Cookie Johnson Speaks Candidly About Life with Magic Johnson
Cookie Johnson, the wife of NBA legend Ervin “Magic” Johnson, just published a new book called, Believing In Magic, in which she shares details of her marriage to the NBA Superstar and how an HIV diagnosis twenty-five years ago changed the course of their lives forever. In addition to... Read more
Producer/Director Leslie Small Uses Film to Change the Narrative on Black Men
Leslie Small is an L.A. based Writer/Producer/Director best known for the Kevin Hart films What Now, Let Me Explain, and Laugh At My Pain. Mocha Man Style journalist Lloyd Gite recently sat down with the 48-year old Small for this interview. Mocha Man Style: We know what a writer... Read more
CR Sole Sessions: Interview with Soul Singer Kevin Ross
Selma Star David Oyelowo Discusses Race in Hollywood
British actor David Oyelowo reunited with his Middle of Nowhere director Ava DuVernay to portray Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, the critically-acclaimed civil rights drama. In this interview excerpt, Oyelowo talks about the struggle to complete the long gestating project, and what a project like Selma means to black... Read more
Jimi Hendrix: The Final Interview
Jimi Hendrix was one of the most innovative, talented, and remarkable musicians who ever lived. This revealing interview, recorded one week before he died in September 1970, gives us some insight into Jimi Hendrix’s personality, aspirations, insecurities, and creative process. When things get too heavy, just call me helium – the lightest... Read more
Lecrae Embraces His Role as a Hip-Hop Anomaly
Success Interview: Peter Ramsey, Feature Film Director
As a child, Peter Ramsey loved animation and movies. With his family’s encouragement, he started creating his own masterpieces when he was 3-years old. “My parents taught me to think for myself and not to set limits on what I could do,” Ramsey said. “They were really good about... Read more