On a warm Tuesday night, R&B
Diva Queen Angie Stone was in Atlanta to perform at the popular “ATL Live on the Park” series held at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park. Prior to her performance, Ms. Stone sat down with Atlanta media to discuss her new album “Dream” as well as giving a brief but quite frank background on her life and career to this point.
Dream is Angie Stone’s seventh studio album and was released on November 6, 2015. Walter Millsap III and Stone co-wrote the majority of the album.
The self-proclaimed “pioneer” does not consider herself an icon. Although this R&B Diva has been nominated for a Grammy three times, she has never won. Stone said during the interview that when she has won a Grammy she could then consider herself an “icon”. Until then Stone is quite happy albeit seemingly surprised that her newly released album is in heavy rotation and receiving lots of positive feedback. Sher attributes her success and that of the new album to her “faith” and God to whom she gives thanks..
Angie Stone looked at ease, poised and confident during the intimate Q&A session and appears to be more than ready for whatever is about to come her way! Ms. Stone is definitely living her dreams! Biggups to you Ms. Stone, you are in icon in my book!
RCS Sidebar: Did you know Angie started her musical career as a rapper? That’s right, Angie Stone’s first claim to fame came in the late 1970s as member of the female hip hop trio The Sequence. One of the ladies was actually in the building to show support for her long time friend. As the old Caribbean adage goes, good fren betta than pocket money!