Ali Shaheed Muhammad
From Colorado Springs gazette (October 4,
Al Shaheed Muhammad (from A Tribe Called Quest, Lucy Pearl) branches out with the conscious hip hop 'n soul set "Shaheedullah & Stereotypes" (Penalty/Ryko), designed, he says, to "shatter the misconception that I was just a DJ or that I only make a jazzy brand of music."
A NAME FOR ALTERNATIVE R&B
WHAT IS alternative R&B? Rap-free
jazz and R&B. This music combines
traditional R&B elements and
contemporary lyrics without the
hard-driving rhythms and lyrics of hip-hop
(Source: Janine Coveney, "The Rhythm and
the Blues," Billboard, p. 34,
December 27, 1997).
DO YOU LIKE
In Amazon's April
e-mail to R&B/Soul fans, they listed
the neosoul artists most mentioned by
recipients of the monthly mailing.
"neo-soul" as the old-school R&B that
isn't all four-letter words and explicit
descriptions of sex, music along the lines
of that made by some of the biggest
R&B and soul artists of the 1960s and
Click on the links
to buy these albums at Amazon:
Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds, Vol.
Born Second [EXPLICIT