May 11th, 2007
This month we’re featuring several multiple-part posts exploring the topics of Atlanta rap (with Ludacris and T.I.), underground white rap (with Brother Ali, Evidence, and El-P), and female gospel artists who have traversed both the secular and sacred traditions (Patti LaBelle, Ann Nesby, and Helen Baylor). We’re also highlighting a new album by acoustic soul artist Ruthie Foster, who hails from Texas. Wrapping up this issue are some ’70s flashbacks–a new DVD featuring a live concert by War, and Sony/Legacy’s 40th anniversary celebration of Sly & the Family Stone in the form of limited edition bonus-packed reissues of their best albums.
Review Genre(s): African American Culture & History