R&B and Hip-Hop Articles
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.
This Atlanta-based writer/producer & artist tells how he co-wrote the smash hit “We Belong Together.”
DeVaughn tells how he wrote the songs for this album, which followed up his Grammy-nominated debut album.
Veteran hit songwriter Russell (“Piano In The Dark,” “Get Here”) tells how she wrote the songs for this hit musical.
This interview with Ne-Yo is from 2007, when he was just breaking through as an artist and hit songwriter.
Grammy-winning artist Speech discusses his solo album, and his work with Arrested Development.
Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx discusses the making of his debut album on J Records.
Platinum-selling gospel artist Franklin talks about his album, and how his religious faith inspires his music.
Stevie Wonder talks in-depth about his 2005 album, which features guest appearances by Prince, Paul McCartney and Bonnie Raitt.
Cory Rooney tells how he wrote such hits as “I Need To Know,” “Independent Women, Pt. 1,” and “I’m Real.”
Jones discusses his latest album, and how he collaborated with Jermaine Dupri, Mike City, and Tim & Bob.
Frankie J talks about the making of his album, and how he co-wrote his hit “That Girl.”
Stewart, who remains one of urban music’s top hitmakers, talks about his early success in this 2005 interview.
Savage tells how she co-wrote such hits as “The First Night” for Monica and “Heartbreak Hotel” for Whitney Houston.
This is a fascinating article about how Greg Lawson went from being struggling and broke, to co-writing the #1 smash “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” for Jennifer Lopez.
These R&B hit writer/producers tell how they landed a big job – writing and producing the jingles “Always Coca-Cola” for Coke.
Feemstar emerges as a major hip-hop writer/producer. He talks about working with several major stars.