Angie Stone is one of those artists with a Midas touch. Her buttery smooth honey-toned pipes, undeniable gritty soulfulness, & epic songwriting talents have been called upon by everyone from Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo, & Lenny Kravitz to Moby, Erykah Badu, Ice Cube, & Alicia Keys, to name a few.
Rolling Stone Magazine once declared:
“When soul music was in the lost & found, she came along to claim it.”
It is this belief that has made Stone the go-to woman for three different record labels when they were creating a new sound & vision. In the 70s, it was Angie Stone who helped to define the sound of the now legendary Sugar Hill Records, when she was one of the first recorded female rappers/singers in the ground-breaking trio Sequence.
Their hit “Funk You Up” is a classic that gets folks moving to this day!!! Fast forward, Clive Davis tapped Stone’s iconic sound in the early 2000’s, when he launched J Records.
She recorded her gold-selling ‘Mahogany Soul‘ for the label & ‘Stone Love‘. The in-demand Renaissance woman moves seamlessly from the studio & stage (she’s starred on Broadway) to television & silver screen without missing a beat.
A legend in this tough business, Angie Stone stands in a class by herself. On November 2015, Stone will release her new album ‘Dream‘ on Shanachie Entertainment in collaboration with Conjunction Entertainment Inc. music executive/producer Walter W. Millsap III (Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez) & TopNotch Music.
The album’s first single, “2 Bad Habits“, is soon to ship to radio. At last, Angie Stone’s story will fully be told as she will be a featured artist later this month in an upcoming episode of BET/Centric TV’s “Being“, which profiles notable artists & personalities.
Randall Grass, general manger of Shanachie, notes:
“As much success as Angie Stone has had, I still feel that she is under-recognized, given all the things that she has achieved. When you put it all together, her story is amazing, from being part of the first female rap group to being one of the best, most soulful vocalists of the past couple decades to her work as a songwriter & actress. We are very excited to be working with her and look forward to truly tell ‘the Angie Stone story’ to its fullest!!!”