Interview: Ntjam Rosie

“Her songs are an enticing mix of lyrics, style, and music.”   Ntjam Rosie’s first album Elle was decidedly jazz and enjoyed great success on the jazz charts.  Her latest album  At the back of beyond is different. “My new album is more involved. It takes you on a spiritual trip. It is about good […]

In Rotation – The Q Man!

The Q-Man went IN on his In Rotation night.  He sang a duet with Teri Tobin.  He even has his own theme song.  If you missed it, go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/x2thel/2013/08/29/the-neo-soul-show-is-in-rotation or download the podcast from iTunes. Meanwhile, here is Q’s playlist!   The Four Tops:    Bernadette The Four Tops:     Reach Out and I’ll Be There Marvin Gaye […]

CD of the Month: Always A Bridesmaid

L’Entente D’Soul By Angela Lester Following the release of a few singles over the past two years, the long-awaited Always a Bridesmaid is the debut album from L’Entente D’Soul (X2theL 2013), and it features the exquisite voice of a superb vocalist, Chicago’s Marcya Danielle. Apart from two cover songs, the set is all original music. […]

Profile: NeoSoul1

“We wanted to make music and make music available that reminded us of good soul music and old school hip-hop, yet reflected our life in the 1990’s and 2000’s.  We wanted to get music to folks that they could not hear on the radio.  We wanted artists like Jill Scott, Maxwell and Erykah Badu to […]

The Story of Soul Train

By Mike Boone, The Chancellor of Soul If you ever wanted to purchase a ticket on a funky train ride and travel to the ‘hippest’ place inAmerica, get on board! You’re about to experience a world where there’s plenty of great music and dancing. Brothers and Sisters, let’s climb aboard the ‘Sooooooul Train!!’ Throughout our […]

Exclusive Interview: Maya Azucena

Interviewed by Drake Colley Maya Azucena is an award winning singer and activist. She describes herself as sounding like “The Roots if fronted by a singer with 4-octaves.”  The prolific artist has three albums under her belt and has collaborated with many artists including Marcus Miller, Roberta Flack, and Stephen Marley, the latter resulting in a […]