1. Erykah Badu Cuts 'Underground' Distinctly Her Way

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. One thing hasn't changed since Erykah Badu first grooved into crossover success in 1997: The singer/songwriter does things her way. And that includes musical messages pulsating throughout her fourth project, the EP "Worldwide…

  2. Me'Shell Ndegeocello Returns With 'Anthropological Mix'

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "There's no mistake in the color that it is. It's infused with black-born musicalities," Me'Shell Ndegeocello says of her new Maverick album, "Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape." "There's no mistake in the color that it is. It's infused with…

  3. Brace 4 Impak

    August 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Underground hip-hop production outfit Da Beatminerz is known more for its deft keyboard work than turntable skills. Underground hip-hop production outfit Da Beatminerz is known more for its deft keyboard work than turntable skills. Although primarily known for working with East Coast artists,…