Roman Lewis: I’m a Fool for You

A sun-soaked beachside frolic sets the stage for Roman Lewis’ latest video, “I’m a Fool for You.” The captivating, 18-year-old singer/songwriter strums his way through a high-energy tale of love’s hurtles and hooks. Directed by photographer Max Montgomery, the video celebrates Lewis’ efforts—and serves as a reminder that there’s fun to be had along the way. The track appears on Lewis’ EP Heartbreak which released …

Farewell to Andre Williams, R&B Singer and Godfather of Rap

Singer, songwriter and arguably the inventor of rap

Zephire “Andre” Williams—singer/songwriter and arguably the inventor of rap—has passed away in Chicago at 82 years old. Nicknamed Mr Rhythm, Williams worked in the music industry in various positions since the 1950s, from procuring and developing new talent to songwriting and producing. He co-wrote “Shake Your Tail Feather,” produced for Parliament-Funkadelic, teamed up with the Dirtbombs—his desire to make and explore music was, by all …

Farewell, Jackie Shane

Jackie Shane, an influential figure in soul music and the LGBTQ+ community, has passed away at 78 years old. Even though she helped define the R&B sound of the ’60s and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Historical Album this year, her work transcends music. Shane identified as a woman from the age of 13, before the term “transgender” was used.  More than an entertainer, she …