The Color Purple is a cultural classic, and Chaka Khan shared that she turned down the role of Celie! She explains why in Gary's Tea.
Soul legend Chaka Khan is still up in arms about how she sounded on the sped-up sample in Kanye West's debut single "Through The Wire."
Who knew? The living legend, Chaka Khan, let the chopper ring on Kanye West and his hit single that propelled him to Hip-Hop stardom “Through The Wire.” The song — which lived on his debut album College Dropout — was one of the album’s main standouts, and heavily sampled Khan’s 1985 classic single “Through The […]
Chaka Khan might be a successful Grammy Award winner, but she recently took time off from music to give back to the community.
It’s time to induct some new members into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! Of hip-hop’s most cherished acts, groups like RUN DMC, Public Enemy, Sugar Hill Gang, and N.W.A. are just some of the many who have already been inducted over the years. Sign Up For Our Newsletter![sailthru_widgetfields=”email” sailthru_list=”Rickey Smiley Subscribers”] This year, […]
It’s that time of year again, and as expected the nominees list for the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was released and it features some of music’s greatest icons. The year’s nomination list includes the legendary icon herself (and future mommy-to-be), Janet Jackson, visionary and influential rapper Tupac Shakur and the incomparable Chaka […]