1. Floetic

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music fans have already been treated to Floetry's music. The gifted songwriting pair penned Michael Jackson's "Butterflies" plus several songs for newcomers Glenn Lewis ("Lonely") and Bilal ("You Are" Music fans have already been treated to Floetry'…

  2. Stoned, But Not Dethroned: Elvis Remains On Top

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It was like the 1960s all over again as Elvis Presley battled the Rolling Stones for the top spot on The Billboard 200. When the smoke cleared, Elvis had a slight edge, holding at No. 1 for a second w It was like the 1960s all over again as Elvis Presley battled the Rolling Stones for the top…

  3. 'Floetic' Duo Draws On Philly Scene

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The marriage of music and poetry is not a new phenomenon. But for London natives Natalie Stewart and Marsha Ambrosius, the union serves as inspiration for their musical mission. As Floetry, the duo brings that mission to life on "Floetic,…

  4. Isyss: On 'The Way' To Becoming R&B Goddesses

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Between now and the end of the year, stay tuned for album releases by a host of female duos or groups. That lineup includes Floetry (SolJaz/DreamWorks), LovHer (Dragon/Def Soul), Lyric (J Records), 3LW (Nine Lives/Epic), TG4 (T.U.G./A&M), and…

  5. India.Arie Offers Spiritual 'Voyage'

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's unusual to meet a successful artist who is not caught up in the pressures of celebrity. India.Arie seems to be of that rare breed. Having achieved renown with her "Acoustic Soul" debut -- which sold more than 1.6 million units…

  6. The Embodiment of Instrumentation

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Vocal turntablism—more commonly known as beatboxing—has long taken a back seat to the other elements of hip-hop. But no more. Vocal turntablism—more commonly known as beatboxing—has long taken a back seat to the other elements of hip-hop. But no more. Vocal turntablists are making their marks…

  7. The Roots' Scratch Goes Solo

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Scratch -- a member of Philadelphia-based hip-hop band the Roots -- takes his love of the art of beatboxing, or "vocal percussion," as it is often called, to the next level with his solo debut, "The E Beatboxing, or "vocal percussion," as it is often called, may seem…

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