R&B and Hip-Hop Articles
Jermaine Dupri talks about his career as a hit songwriter & producer and label exec. He co-wrote big hits for Mariah Carey, Usher and Kris Kross.
Interview with the hit writing & producing team the Stereotypes, about their hits with Bruno Mars’ (“That’s What I Like,” “Finesse”) and other artists.
Oak Felder tells how he co-wrote & produced hits for Alessia Cara (“Here,” “Scars to Your Beautiful”), Demi Lovato (“Sorry Not Sorry”) and Nicki Minaj (“Your Love”).
Interview with Bibi Bourelly, who’s recording her debut album. She also co-wrote Rihanna’s hit “Bitch Better Have My Money,” and she’s co-written songs for other artists.
Narada Michael Walden tells how he co-wrote such classic hits as “Freeway of Love” for Aretha Franklin and “How Will I Know” for Whitney Houston.
Interview with Siedah Garrett, about her new single “G.H.E.T.T.O” (featuring Common), and about her work with both Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones.
Breyan Isaac tells how he co-wrote such hit songs as ‘One Call Away” for Charlie Puth, “Timber” for Pitbull & Kesha, and “Whistle” and “Good Feeling” for Flo Rida.
Ray Parker Jr. tells how he wrote his hits “Ghostbusters,” “The Other Woman,” “A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do),” “Jack and Jill” and “You Can’t Change That.”
Interview with writer/producer/artist Sebastian Kole, who discusses his debut album on Motown Records, and how he co-wrote two hits with Alessia Cara.
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.