Chaka Khan along with Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, El Debarge & Jill Scott performed at this years Essence Festival in New Orleans this weekend. After El Debarge performed, Chaka took the stage and in the middle of her set, talked about her past drug addictions.
We are not sure if maybe the message was for El Debarge who recently fell off the wagon and was back in rehab, but Chaka talked about it. It was about the song "Troubled Little Angel" and this is what Chaka said.
"This next song is a song I wrote but I don't remember writing it because I was high," "That was then, this is now, I'm seven years clean."
Chaka also talked in the past to Mary J. Blige about drug addictions and attributes Chaka to getting clean.
We are proud of Chaka and hope she stays on the road to recovery.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Through The Fire
If R&B soul artist Kem has not been on your radar, we really don't know what to say to you. He has been on tour with El Debarge and then Musiq Soulchild for the past few months winning over fans with his performance. It doesn't hurt that he is easy on the eyes ladies.
Although born in Nashville, TN, Kem calls Detroit, Michigan his home. A self taught musician, it seemed that Kem was on his way to a bright future, until bad choices derailed him. He has a previous history with drug abuse but is clean now and thanks his music for being there for him in the darkest of times to pull him out. Playing weddings, and wherever he could, Kem paid his dues, released a solo record on his own, and the label he grew up with, Motown signed him. He is going on almost a decade of being clean and living the good life.
Kem has performed for President Barack Obama and his musical influences are Stevie Wonder, Prince, Parliment Funkadelic, and Steely Dan. He has been nominated for 2 Grammys this year, countless Soul Train Awards and NAACP image Awards.
His 3rd album, Intimacy is out now and is about to funk up Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego before the weekend.
Make sure to keep your eye on Kem as he is one to watch. We will do our best by covering him and letting you know what this Funkenberry artist is up to.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: One To Root For & Keep Your Eye On
Here is the video premiere of "Lay With You" by El DeBarge featuring Faith Evans.
DeBarge has been on a hot streak since the BET Awards and it continues with this jam sure to warm you up in these cold months.
Check out the video above and let us know what you think.
Funk it or Dunk it?-Dr.FB