Remembering Teena Marie30 years in the game! When a lady has thrived at the epicenter of a musical movement that some initially claimed was not her birthright, and that lady has steadfastly held that legacy down strong for 30 phenomenal years, acknowledgment, respect and celebration are in order. Today, that artist is “Lady Tee,” Teena […]

On December 26, 2010 singer Teena Marie died in her home at the age of 54. As is customary when a musician we love has passed away, we take a moment to highlight how they’ve influenced the hip-hop generation.

From TheGrio Just as most music aficionados of a certain age probably recall exactly where they were when we first heard Teena Marie, we’ll likely never forget what we were doing when we received word of her untimely demise. News of the singer, songwriter, and producer’s death, which occurred on the 31st year of her […]

The great duo of Rick James and Teena Marie perform a classic at the BET Awards.

In Studio Jam Throwback: Teena Marie w/ Tom Joyner [VIDEO] Click Here for more In Studio Jam with Tom Joyner We have just gotten confirmed reports that legendary R&B singer Teena Marie has passed. Read details here. Why Teena Marie Was Our “Ivory Queen Of Soul” Happy Birthday Teena: Classic Performance – Teena Marie & […]

Oakland — Teena Marie is by far the queen of blue-eyed soul. A protégé of the late Rick James, with whom she recorded the classic R&B duet ‘Fire and Desire,’ Marie never imagined she would have a career that would span more than three decades. “We were experimenting. We were kids having fun, and we […]

While we couldn’t fit everyone in, here are some of the most influential artists we’ve lost in the last few years. //

The day after she celebrated her 19th birthday, Alia Rose Brockert lost life’s biggest gift, a mother. The only daughter of R&B singer Teena Marie, Alia Rose, who discovered her mother’s body last December, has struggled to make sense of the legend’s sudden death. It’s been quite a journey to the Billboard charts for former Floetry singer Marsha Ambrosius. She’s gone from having Michael Jackson cover her ‘Butterflies’ song and guesting on tracks for The Game, Fabulous and Jamie Foxx, to name a few, to parting ways with Aftermath and giving fans little hope that they’d ever hear […]

Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Shanice Wilson and Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. were among the luminaries who honored singer Teena Marie at a private memorial service Monday. The two-hour memorial service and Catholic mass was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles. Teena, born Mary Christine Brockert, died Dec. 26 at […]

Your favorite Classic Soul, R&B, and Hip-Hop artist pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr with “King Holiday” in 1986.