*Rolling Stone Magazine declares, “When soul was in the lost and found, Angie Stone came along to claim it.” Stone is back with her highly anticipated CD “Dream” which is now being streamed on Pandora (http://pdora.co/Dream).
“I am single. I have never done an album where I was single. I do not have a love interest. I don’t have anything to pull from anyone who makes me cry, makes me unhappy and makes me laugh. This is the dream album…someone had to speak my language for me.
Walter (Millsap III) is the ultimate producer and he had to speak a language that I was able to speak with….someone who could speak when I was speechless. I am coming back stronger than ever.” – Angie Stone
Angie Stone is one of those artists with a Midas touch. Her buttery smooth honey-toned pipes, undeniable gritty soulfulness and epic songwriting talents have been called upon by everyone from Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo (she co-wrote and produced his groundbreaking albums Brown Sugar and Voodoo), Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz to name a few.
Stone’s ‘Dream’ is released on Shanachie Entertainment in collaboration with Music Executive and Producer Walter Millsap III’s (whose credits include Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Alicia Keys) Conjunction Entertainment Inc. and TopNotch Music.
The album’s first single “2 Bad Habits” is steadily climbing the Billboard charts. Stone recently talked with Billboard about her highly personal new project.
Angie Stone – 2 Bad Habits (Official Music Video)
A native of Columbia, South Carolina, first caught the music world’s attention as a member of Sequence, an all-female trio that recorded for Sylvia Robinson’s pioneering hip-hop label Sugar Hill.
The group made history with the now-classic “Funk You Up,” (recently inspiration for Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk), “Funky Sound (Tear the Roof Off),” and “I Don’t Need Your Love.” Soon after, Stone began working with futuristic rap group Mantronix and Lenny Kravitz. She was a part of Kravitz’s Let Love Rule Tour and appears on his album 5. In the early 90’s, Stone was a member of the R&B trio Vertical Hold. She went on to co-write an.
The two also have a son together. 1999 saw the release of Angie Stone’s Arista debut “Black Diamond,” which garnered two Grammy nods and two Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards. The album featured the hit single “No More Rain (In This Cloud).”
The Gold selling Mahogany Soul followed in 2001 on the newly founded J Records and Stone Love followed in 2004. The Art of Love & War followed next featuring the Grammy nominated single “Baby” with Betty Wright in 2007 and Stone’s album Unexpected was released in 2010.
Her album Rich Girl was issued on Saguaro Road via Time Life. The Renaissance woman appeared on three reality TV shows – VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club (2006), TV One’s R&B Divas (2013 and 2014), and ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap (2014).
She’s appeared in such motion pictures as The Fighting Temptations, Pastor Brown and Ride Along as well as the Broadway production of Chicago. For a creative genius like Angie Stone the possibilities are limitless!