R&B and Hip-Hop Articles
Interview with Billy Ocean, about how he wrote his hit songs “Caribbean Queen,” “Loverboy” and “When The Going Gets Tough.”
Interview with Bryce Vine, about how he wrote his hit “Drew Barrymore,” his new single “La La Land,” and his upcoming album.
Mikey Foster & Scootie Anderson tell how they co-wrote & produced the hits “Thank U, Next” and “7 Rings” for Ariana Grande. They are also artists.
Boi-1da tells how he co-wrote the hits “God’s Plan” (Drake),” “No Limit” (G-Eazy), “Lucky You” (Eminem). He’s been nominated for Grammy Song of the Year.
Interview with Keith Sweat, about his new album Playing For Keeps, which features collaborations with Teddy Riley, K-Ci and other artists.
Shawn Stockman discusses his upcoming solo album, and how he co-wrote Boyz II Men’s hits “Motownphilly” and “One Sweet Day.”
Interview with Nick Mira, about how he co-wrote the big hit “Lucid Dreams” for rapper/singer Juice WRLD. Mira co-wrote 9 songs on Juice WRLD’s hit album.
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.