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J Matthew Cobb
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Songwriter Linda Perry said Chaka Khan and Prince’s “Revolution” army was not “relevant.” And the internet went wild #lindaperry   #madonna   #prince   #chakakhan   #billboardmusicawards   #news   #headline   #hifimagazine  
Songwriter Linda Perry said Chaka Khan and Prince's “Revolution” army was not “relevant.” And the internet went wild. On Monday's episode of The Talk, CBS's daytime all-woman panel talk show, Linda Perry opened up the discussion regarding the controversy surrounding the selection of Madonna to ...
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On debut EP, the former ‘Glee’ divo is on the cusp of touching Patti LaBelle greatness #alexnewell   #disco   #dance   #edm   #power   #albumreview   #hifimagazine  
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After Maurice White’s unfortunate passing and with the media spinning stories about Spike Lee’s research on Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall, another classic disco album is next in line to be appraised #earthwindandfire   #mauricewhite   #iam   #disco   #hifimagazine  
After Maurice White's unfortunate passing and with the media spinning stories about Spike Lee's research on Michael Jackson's Off the Wall, another classic disco album is next in line to be appraised. This week, I got a chance to watch Spike Lee's bio-doc insider on Michael Jackson's unusually ...
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Here’s your chance to win a copy of Kylie Minogue’s first holiday album #kylieminogue   #kyliechristmas   #newmusic   #happyholidays   #merrychristmas   #jinglebellrock   #pop   #cdgiveaway   #cdcontest   #hifimagazine  
Here's your chance to win a copy of Kylie Minogue's first holiday album. Tis' the season to be Kylie! International pop singer Kylie Minogue is now jumping into the holiday season with her first-ever Christmas disc, and it's one to behold. Featuring original songs (“2000 Miles,” “Only You”), ...
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Out of the abyss of one of the darkest chapters in American racism comes an inspiring song reaching the splendor of “A Change Is Gonna Come” #deltarae   #charleston9   #music   #livemusic   #video   #hifimagazine  
Out of the abyss of one of the darkest chapters in American racism comes an inspiring song reaching the splendor of “A Change Is Gonna Come”. In wake of the tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina where white supremacist Dylann Roof opened fire in Emanuel AME Church killing nine black people in a ...
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A best-selling gospel superstar turns into a falling star over his own string of hypocrisies and troubling remarks about LGBT people #donniemcclurkin   #gospelmusic   #lgbt   #marriageequality   #coverstory   #hifimagazine  
A best-selling gospel superstar turns into a falling star over his own string of hypocrisies and troubling remarks about LGBT people. Everybody loves a good gospel song, every now and then. And Donnie McClurkin, the soaring tenor among gospel all-stars, has penned a great number of them.
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Rock god royalty and genre-fluid genius, Prince dies at the age of 57 #prince   #randb   #pop   #rock   #obituary   #coverstory   #hifimagazine  
At the very mention of his name, Prince could incite instant pandemonium. The only other artist of his generation that had that kind of impact and magnetism was Michael Jackson. Reflecting back on a long, illustrious career, Prince was only outrivaled by the King of Pop.
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Even with its few good moments, Anti sounds like Rihanna’s worst conceived solo album effort in a while #rihanna   #anti   #newmusic   #albumreview   #hifimagazine  
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Stone Temple Pilots frontman dies at the age of 48 #scottweiland   #stonetemplepilots   #velvetrevolver   #rock   #inmemoriam   #obituary   #rip   #hifimagazine  
Stone Temple Pilots frontman dies at the age of 48. Scott Weiland, longtime frontman for the rock band Stone Temple Pilots and supergroup Velvet Revolver, passed away at the age of 48 on December 3, 2015. Known for his flamboyant style, versatile vocals and onstage antics, the San Jose born ...
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“Runaway” is a runaway hit, even if it’s not a single yet #thebirdandthebee #trackreview   #runaway   #newmusic   #hifimagazine  
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Forgotten R&B empress remembered on the 20th anniversary of her passing #phyllishyman   #randb   #soul   #coverstory   #hifimagazine  
Forgotten R&B empress remembered on the 20th anniversary of her passing. Phyllis Hyman never rose to the place of prominence that she truly deserved. The sultry, sophisticated songstress who used echoes of Nancy Wilson and was a definite precursor to the soulfulness of Anita Baker and Toni ...
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The last of the great bluesmen dies at the age of 89. #bbking   #rip   #news   #headlines   #hifimagazine  
The last of the great bluesmen dies at the age of 89. The world acclaimed king of the blues and the last of the great bluesmen alive — B.B. King has passed away at the age of 89. Word of his passing was provided by his attorney, Brent Bryson. According to the Associated Press, ...
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