1. Ronald Isley, 'My Favorite Thing' Feat. KEM: Exclusive Video Premiere

    September 10, 2013 2:05 PM EDT The mutual respect and appreciation Ronald Isley and KEM share is palpable. "Working with KEM was just like working with Marvin Gaye, who was a real, real good friend of mine. And like Luther Vandross… because of the way he cares about the music and producing the record," Isley…

  2. Ledisi Scores Her First Top 10 Single

    June 13, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Ledisi's catalog of studio albums could double as the chapter titles of a compelling biography. There are her independent releases, 2000's "Soulsinger: The Revival" and 2002's "Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue." Next are the singer/songwriter's first…

  3. Exclusive Song: Ledisi's "Trippin'"

    July 21, 2009 3:30 PM EDT After penning everything herself and solely working with producer Rex Rideout on her 2007, Grammy-nominated Verve Records debut, "Lost And Found," Ledisi has taken a different approach on her follow-up album, "Turn Me Loose." Ledisi - "Trippin'" Only on…

  4. Frankie Beverly & Maze Tribute Album In The Works

    April 07, 2009 1:02 PM EDT Gospel star Donald Lawrence and Grammy-nominated producer Rex Rideout are among the first collaborators to sign up for an all-star tribute album honoring legendary R&B group Maze, Billboard has learned exclusively. "I Wanna Thank You...An All-Star Tribute to Maze featuring Frankie…

  5. Will Downing Takes Listeners On A 'Sensual Journey'

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Sensual Journey," Will Downing's ninth album and first for GRP Records, validates the Brooklyn, N.Y.-born singer's assertion that he is a flag-bearer for the jazz-tinged adult R&B . "I feel like He rightfully considers himself a flag-bearer for the jazz-tinged…