A singer, MC, self-taught keyboardist, and prolific songwriter, Angie Stone’s first claim to fame was her membership in Sequence, an all-female trio that recorded for pioneering hip-hop label Sugar Hill, beginning with the 1979 single “Funk You Up.” Several years later, she re-emerged as the lead vocalist for Vertical Hold, where she scored with the smooth urban dance track “Seems You’re Much Too Busy,” a Top 40 R&B hit during the summer of 1993 that led to a very productive solo career. With the release of her 1999 certified gold solo debut, Black Diamond, she became one of neo-soul’s leading lights, providing sharp insight into romantic relationships with her smoky yet up-front voice. Angie Stone’s latest album, Dream, released in November 2015 on Shanachie Entertainment/Conjunction Entertainment/TopNotch Music, finds her with a fresh new “look” and a fresh take on classic soul music, thanks to production by Walter Millsap III (Alicia Keys, Mindless Behavior), that many are already hailing as hitting the heights of her classic breakthrough albums “Black Diamond” and “Mahogany Soul’.
DJ Chuck Chillout
DJ Chuck Chillout’s love for hip hop and the spirit of enjoyment through music has been coming across the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area for the past 25+years. Chuck Chillout is one of the founding DJ’s at the famous 98.7 Kiss radio station, and the first DJ to introduce Public Enemy’s new form of hip hop to the radio waves. Withstanding all controversy throughout the changing of style, content and relevance of hip hop, Chuck Chillout has been that constant form of ‘feel good’ music – ‘happy’ music for his listeners. As soon as you see him adorn a set of headphones, once you hear the first scratch you know,”It’s Chuck Chillout and he’s all the way live.” You can catch him on the WBLS airwaves every Saturday at 11 PM.
Betsy Head Park
865 Thomas S. Bovland Street