R&B and Hip-Hop Articles
Daryl Simmons talks about his partnership with Babyface & L.A. Reid, co-writing such hits as “End of the Road,” “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Another Sad Love Song.”
Ronald “Khalis” Bell of Kool & The Gang tells how he co-wrote their hits “Celebration,” “Cherish,” “Fresh,” “Get Down On It,” “Joanna” and “Hollywood Swinging.”
Ammo tells how he co-wrote & produced big hits for Fifth Harmony (“Work From Home”), Maroon 5 (“Sugar”), Katy Perry (“E.T.”) and Kesha.
Maurice White, founder of Earth Wind & Fire, has passed away. Here is the interview we did with him in March 2007, about how he wrote his classic hit songs.
Interview with hot writing/producing duo R. City, who have just released their debut album. They have a Top 10 hit with “Locked Away” (featuring Adam Levine).
Interview with hit singer/songwriter Priscilla Renea, who has co-written hits for Fifth Harmony, Pitbull, Miranda Lambert, Chris Brown, Rihanna and Selena Gomez.
New interview with R&B star Miguel, about the making of his acclaimed album Wildheart, and his songwriting process.
Ricky Reed tells how he co-wrote & produced hits for Jason Derulo and Pitbull, and leads his own group, Wallpaper, which is signed to Epic Records.
Interview with pop/R&B star Aloe Blacc about how his two big hits: “Wake Me Up” (with Avicii) and “The Man,” He also discusses his songwriting process.
In this new interview, this acclaimed soul artist discusses the making of her first album in four years, and her songwriting.
Interview with pop & urban hitmaker Harmony Samuels, who moved from London to Los Angeles and has become a hot writer/producer.
This pop/urban singer/songwriter has already co-written several hits for other artists, and has been signed an artist deal with Atlantic Records.
Interview with six-time Grammy winner Ziggy Marley, about his new album, Fly Rasta. He also talks about songwriting and his other projects.
Usher talks about his new album, which has a more “electric soul” style. He also tells how he collborated with Pharrell, Max Martin, will.i.am and Diplo.
Grammy-winning producer/writer Narada Michael Walden recalls working with Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, plus his new projects.
Soul/jazz superstar Sade talks about her first studio album in 10 years, and how she wrote the songs.
Grammy-winning artist Legend tells how he wrote the songs for his album, and talks about his other projects.
C. Tricky Stewart tells how he co-wrote the hits “Single Ladies” and “Umbrella,” and talks about his Redzone record label.
Cox, who is known as one of the top R&B writer/producers, tells how he wrote several of his hit songs.
Elizondo, a top hitmaker in urban music, tells how he co-wrote “In Da Club,” “Just Lose It” and other hits.