R&B VOCALIST LEDISI TO HIT THE MAIN STAGE AT THE 2018 ESSENCE FESTIVAL

(Los Angeles, CA- April 6, 2018) R&B vocalist Ledisi is excited to join the lineup for the  2018 ESSENCE Festival taking place in New Orleans during the July 4th holiday weekend. The twelve-time GRAMMY® nominee will be hitting the main stage on Friday, July 6th at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in a special curation by The…

WATCH NOW: GRAMMY NOMINATED ARTIST STOKLEY RELEASES “WE ME” VIDEO

With so many distractions from what really matters, multi-Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and producer Stokley releases a new video for his song “We Me.“ The song is featured on his new album Introducing Stokley.  A gift to his fans to help motivate them and keep their focus, Stokley acknowledges the part that music plays in…

Interview: Tawatha Agee of Mtume Talks To Southern Laced About Singing Background for Artists Like Luther Vandross, Working Behind the Scenes in the Music Industry, and Her Upcoming Project

When it comes to making it in the music industry, there’s no such thing as an overnight success. Careful planning and hard work are sometimes overlooked because people are more inclined to focus on the end result and not what happens behind the scenes. For almost three decades, acclaimed vocalist Tawatha Agee’s has proven that…

WATCH NOW: R&B SUPERSTAR TANK RELEASES “WHEN WE REMIX” VIDEO

Earlier this year, Tank dropped the “When We Remix” featuring labelmate Trey Songz and Ty Dolla $ign. Soon after, his single “When We” was officially certified gold by the RIAA. In an interview with Vulture, the 42-year old R&B shared, “I want artists from my generation to not feel like it’s over. As long as you still have…

Fifth Annual All ATL Show ​to Feature 112 * Jagged Edge * Silk * FABO * Ying Yang Twins Wolf Creek Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA

ATLANTA, GA (March 12, 2018)  The annual All ATL Show, which usually sells out, will return to Wolf Creek Amphitheatre, in Atlanta, GA, on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Grammy-winning quartet, 112 and Grammy-nominated group, Jagged Edge will co-headline.  They will be joined by the highly celebrated, R&B quintet, Silk, Grammy-nominated duo, Ying Yang Twins, and FABO. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, March 13th at 10am EST!! Tickets start at $45…

Third Annual ATL Soul Life Music Festival ​Announces Line-up Ledisi, Eric Benét, Anthony David, and Raheem DeVaughn: Day 1 Lalah Hathaway, Will Downing, Avery*Sunshine, and Eric Roberson: Day 2

ATLANTA, GA (February 16, 2018)  The annual festival which drew over 10,000 music lovers the first two years will, once again, take place in Atlanta, GA on the scenic grounds of Wolf Creek Amphitheater. Twelve-time Grammy-nominated songstress, Ledisi and Five-time Grammy Award-Winning artist, Lalah Hathaway will headline this highly anticipated Memorial Day weekend event. On day one, the celebrated R&B recording artist,…

Premiere: GStampz releases new poetic freestyle “Symbols”

“We often see our life through the perception of symbols.” – Gstampz GStampz continues to bring poetry to life with beautiful lyrical content coupled with an awesome array of dope beats. During the month of January, he successfully reintroduced himself to the world with the premiere of his freestyle song entitled  “If I Could Meet…

INTERVIEW: Kendra Bell talks to James Mtume about activism during the turbulent 60’s era movements, years performing with Miles Davis, and chart-topping R&B years as founder of the band Mtume. ​

Composer, producer, writer and performer: James Mtume has carved an indelible impression on all sides of the music industry. For decades he has been putting out groundbreaking sound underscored by activism. A brilliant and informed orator, he has carved out a place as a political commentator and activist via the airways such as his popular…

GStampz talks to singer and activist Ayanna Gregory about growing up with her father Dick Gregory, meditation, the importance of eating healthier, and more!

I had the awesome opportunity to interview activist, educator, and singer Ayanna Gregory. As the daughter of trailblazing comedian and activist Dick Gregory, she has lived a very interesting life. She recently performed at The King Center’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Ecumenical Commemorative Service in Atlanta, Georgia along with guest speakers Dr. Bernice A….

​INTERVIEW: Southern Laced talks to Joey Robinson from Gospel recording group Joe Robinson and Faithful about their new single “Nobody’s Fault​ But Mine” and more!

I had the privilege of speaking with Mississippi’s own Gospel recording group Joe Robinson & Faithful. Joey Robinson shares insight into how the group came about, what their most memorable performances were, their new single “Nobody’s Fault But Mine”, and what we can expect from the group in the near future. Here is what he…

HIP HOP ARTIST, DEE-1 RELEASES HIS MAJOR LABEL DEBUT ALBUM “SLINGSHOT DAVID”

Nashville, TN – November 10, 2017 – New Orleans based rapper, Dee-1 launches his first big mission to change the rap game with all-new tracks on his long awaited major label full-length debut album, Slingshot David (The Album).  An astounding autobiographical triumph, Slingshot David (The Album) charts Dee-1’s adolescence and his maturation into the man…