Marcus Sanders revisits Hi-Five's debut album #ReturnToTheClassics

At the end of the 1980s, Jive Records asserted itself as the new home for…


Teddy Riley revisits crafting Guy's debut album #ReturnToTheClassics

By the late 1980s, R&B music was at a crossroads with its aging audience and…


Parliament's 1975 LP Mothership Connection revisited with Bernard Worrell #ReturnToTheClassics

By the mid 1970s, Parliament had become a full fledged funk/R&B ensemble that…


We truly had magic: Karyn White reflects on her debut album

As the late 1980s arrived, Warner Brothers Records was expanding its roster of…


Whitney Houston: A Voice of a Generation (Aug 9, 1963 – Feb 11, 2012)

The beatific voice of a generation known as Whitney Houston passed away on the…


En Vogue's Funky Divas album revisited with producers Foster & McElroy

After selling over one million copies of their debut album, Born to Sing, En…


Don Cornelius: A Soul Revolutionary (Sept 27, 1936 – Feb 1, 2012)

The soul sonic force known as Don Cornelius passed away on the morning of…


Producer Chucky Thompson recalls crafting Faith Evans' debut album, Faith

Coming off a successful string of debut releases from Hip Hop artists Craig…


The Isley Brothers 'Between The Sheets' album cover

The Isley Brothers' Between the Sheets LP (1983) revisited with Chris Jasper | Return To The Classics

As the 1980s arrived, the Isley Brothers were struggling to find their footing…


Heavy D: A Legend Gone Too Soon (May 24, 1967 – Nov 8, 2011)

The legendary Dwight “Heavy D” Myers passed away on the afternoon of November…


Jodeci 'Forever My Lady' album cover

Dalvin DeGrate recalls making Jodeci's 1991 album Forever My Lady

Critically acclaimed as a success by music industry insiders and culture…


Stevie Wonder 'Songs In The Key Of Life' album cover

Stevie Wonder's 'Songs In the Key Of Life' Revisited

Eighty five minutes and twenty one seconds of artistic brilliance captured the…


Color Me Badd 'C.M.B.' album cover

Color Me Badd singer Sam Watters reflects on making debut album C.M.B.

C.M.B. was released on July 23, 1991 by Giant Records. With their debut album,…


Whitney Houston 'Whitney' album cover

Whitney Houston's Whitney LP revisited with producer Narada Michael Walden

Whitney was released on June 2, 1987 by Arista Records. After selling over 13…