Minnie Riperton

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    The Best "Behind The Scenes" Show On TV!

    Airing on TV One since 2008, Unsung is sort of a black Behind the Music, detailing the rise and fall of various R&B stars who haven't gotten their proper respect with time. The show has covered some of my all-time faves (Tammi Terrell, Florence Ballard), as well as acts outside my palette (Alexande ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Six Great '90s NYC Rap Demos

    "Please listen to my demo!" That particular plea may no longer be heard coming from plucky upcoming rappers, what with the Internet age and all, but there's an undeniable pull about getting to hear the industry-ears-only dusty tapes that begat some of hip-hop's finest album moments. This week sees t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Q&A With DJ Quik: "I Still Got My Talent. That's Not Going Anywhere."

    ​DJ Quik is feeling jovial. He's in New York for a pair of shows at the Knitting Factory and an appearance on Jimmy Fallon, all on the back of his masterful 2011 record The Book Of David. David isn't just the rap record of the year; it's one of the most accomplished albums in his far-too-long ... More >>

  • Music

    May 31, 2005

    A Joyful Noise

    Laptop wistfulness replaced with kinetics, more fire music

  • Music

    September 28, 2004

    Scenography and Sisterwit

    Philly songsmith injects the draggy funk tempos of neo-soul with intellect and honest blues

  • Music

    August 12, 2003

    22 Going on 40 or Not

    Simple Sex Kitten and Complicated Stepmom Moon Over Real Thugs and Fake Ones

  • Film

    October 29, 2002
  • Columns

    November 13, 2001