On her 17th birthday in 1973, Janice Hunter met Marvin Gaye - the soulful prince of Motown with the seductive liquid voice whose chart-topping, socially conscious album What's Going On made him a superstar two years earlier. Despite a 16-year-age difference and Marvin's marriage to the sister of Berry Gordy, Motown's founder, the star-struck teenager and the emotionally volatile singer began a scorching relationship.
This is one helluva story. Jan did her thing. One love to Marvin. Worth it!
This official tie-in to the highly acclaimed film The Birth of a Nation surveys the history and legacy of Nat Turner, the leader of one of the most renowned slave rebellions on American soil, while also exploring Turner's relevance to contemporary dialogues on race relations. More than just a tie-in, this book seeks to educate the listener as to Nat Turner's legacy and influence. By bringing together an array of artists and intellectuals, this book speaks directly to Turner's importance throughout history.
This audible book journalizes the superb movie, Nate Parker's 'Birth of a Nation'. It's an excellent account of the behind the scenes road to accomplishment of this powerful story of the hero white Americans never want to acknowledge. (I wonder why.) Thanks Nate. Seriously: Thanks fam!!!!
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The late Grammy-winning founder of the legendary pop/R&B/soul/funk/disco group tells his story and charts the rise of his legendary band in this sincere memoir that captures the heart and soul of an artist whose groundbreaking sound continues to influence music today. With a foreword by David Foster.
This is officially the best audible bio book I've listened to!. Brother Maurice was the definition of a man. I literally couldn't stop listening to his story. AND... I'm going to listen to it again. It's that heavy. Thanks Maurice for the music and the no holds barred look into your life. Extremely well arranged and told. Wow.
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Bobby Brown has been one of the most compelling American artists of the past 30 years, a magnetic and talented figure who successfully crossed over many musical genres, including R&B and hip-hop as well as the mainstream. In the late 1980s, the former front man of New Edition had a wildly successful solo career - especially with the launch of Don't Be Cruel - garnering multiple hits on the Billboard top 10 list as well as several Grammy, American Music, and Soul Train awards.
I'd seen some of the couple of reviews that said Bobby didn't cover this or that or it didn't go as deep as it could've and allowed it to kinda put off my purchase. Finally bought the Audible edition and WOW: What a story! I felt Bobby was brutally honest about everything. He even had other people give insight about him and his life which further help to understand 'how' & 'why' things may or may not have been those factors in his story. Much support to you B! Still a fan of yours & the whole NE movement.
And oh yeah: F*** the media and all those who played ANY role in keeping that man from seeing his seed. I'm gonna stop here bcuz my anger about that part of his story might make me say somethin inappropriate here - but I felt this bio. Bobby reading it made it that much better too. A+ and a 10/10 rating.
Seriously. Foolish of me for allowing the ignorant 'critiques' of others to delay my purchase of this masterpiece memoir.
In her current reign at Power 105.1 and for nearly two decades at New York's Hot 97, Angie Martinez has had one of the highest rated radio shows in the country. After working her way up as an intern, she burst on the scene as a young female jock whose on-air "Battle of the Beats" segment broke records and became a platform for emerging artists like a young Jay Z. Angie quickly became known for intimate, high-profile interviews, mediating feuds between artists, and taking on the most controversial issues in hip-hop.
I've gotta give it to Angie. This was so real and compelling, well told and sincere. I got the Audible edition of this book and it was great hearing Angie tell it like only SHE could. I'm gonna let my lady (and my daughter, when she gets older) check this out too. I lived thru all those times she shared and it was just interesting hearing her story. A definite good read. She successfully managed to be raw but classy. Rating an 'A+' or '10/10'.
Legendary music producer LA Reid - the man behind artists such as Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton, Kanye West, Rihanna, TLC, Outkast, Pink, Justin Bieber, and Usher - changed the music business forever. Now he tells his story, taking fans on an intimate tour of his life. Sing to Me is a fascinating journey from Reid's small-town R&B roots in Cincinnati, Ohio, and his work as a drummer to his fame as a Grammy Award-winning music producer and his gig as a judge on the hit reality show The X Factor.
This was some story people. I gotta thank L.A. for sharing with us his journey. This was the most inspirational 'book I've listened to' in years. I never knew the depth in which he was involved in the music game. I've followed him since the late 80's but only knew of him as the drummer in The Deele who was down with Babyface as a production team. Now I have a better understanding and appreciation for L.A. What bugged me out was learning about the 4 songs Anita Baker turned down. She HAS to be somewhere beating herself monthly like Lynn Whitfield in 'Thin Line' after the massive success those records had. There were so many "oh sh!+" & "really?" moments - all making for one excellent biography. Very educational also. Thanks L.A. I will be listening to this story again. The narrator was excellent. Not one dull moment. He was superb in articulating the story. L.A. - I can't thank you enough for putting this out.
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