Without a big hit, Freddie Jackson starts losing status, labels and money.
How did Freddie Jackson get "You Are My Lady?" He basically took it.
Freddie Jackson goes straight to the top with his hit "Rock Me Tonight."
Bobby Womack gets married and it makes big news!
Full Force discovers new artists like Nicki Minaj.
Bobby Womack has to fight with his label for every penny while he deals with drug addiction
You'll never guess what major celeb Atlantic Starr has a connection with!
The Ohio Players' biggest weapon was their new lead singer Sugarfoot.
Ray Parker Jr hits the charts with an instrumental hit after struggling with lyrics and finally removing them!
You never know who is an Atlantic Starr fan.
Vesta was taping this episode of Unsung when she suddenly died.
After writing a Grammy-winning song and not getting any credit, Ray Parker Jr. has some extreme ideas about revenge.
Unsung stars share their frustration with the music industry.
Freddie Jackson talks about how the record label didn't nurture their artists.
Freddie gets real about his money situation and the folks who wronged him.
Sly & The Family Stone break up as Sly battles with drug addiction
Sheila E's family reflects on Sheila E and how every family has their battles
Sheila reveals more about how "mirror" learning allowed her to do drums like no one else.
Sheila reveals the strange way she learned how to play the conga drums.
Did Sly forget the words? Band member breaks down Sly's "boom booms."
Ray Parker Jr reflects on getting sued over his hit song created for Ghost Busters
Ray Parker Jr. writes "Mr. Telephone Man" for New Edition.
Bobby Womack discusses where he promised to move his mother when he made it big.
What is more important than being famous? Watch a Bobby Womack Unsung exclusive.
Vesta Williams lies about her clothing size and shows up for a shoot with nothing to wear!
Vesta Williams tells Unsung about giving it all she has got!
Sly & the Family Stone stage a huge wedding bash but the marriage only lasts 5 months.
Sly & the Family Stone reach the top and get invited to Woodstock!
Sly & the Family Stone deal with Sly's inability to perform!
Sheila E gets discovered by Lionel Richie
Ray Parker Jr hangs up on Stevie Wonder
Exclusive video with Ray Parker Jr reflecting on borrowing Marvin Gaye's car
Millie Jackson and her band get locked into a concert and forced by gun point to perform
Millie Jackson gets kicked out of her dad's house!
Millie Jackson talks off the record about her childhood
Check out some of your favorite Unsung artists sing unplugged!
Drugs: the dark, ugly side of life for your favorite Unsung stars.
Watch your favorite Unsung artists hit the dance floor!
Blair Underwood talks about how Full Force beat him down in an elevator while filming "Krush Groove."
You'll never guess which "House Party" star tired to get into the director's hotel room.
Freddie Jackson discusses all the questions surrounding his sexuality.
See how Whodini's classic "Friends" came to life.
Whodini makes a comeback with "It All Comes Down to the Money"
With industry beef and song writing at a standstill, Whodini's future was in jeopardy.
Whodini takes their success across the pond to the U.K. and find hip-hop didn't always translate.
How many Gucci Cadillacs did David Ruffin need? More than you.
Former Temptation members talk about David Ruffin.
Were these really David Ruffin's friends?
Sheila E. shares her experiences with her illness.
Former band members speak of Sheila E.'s personality.
Sheila E. discusses her relationship with Prince.
Sheila E. and Prince trade lyrics, sing together and fall in love.
Millie Jackson's life as a single mom is explored.
Find out why "There was love and excitement mixed with bitterness and anger"
Arrested Development sets themselves apart from other musical acts.
Millie Jackson expresses herself through rap.
Millie tells the meaning behind her song All the Way Lover.
Vesta shares details of her singing career.
Atlantic Starr scores a hit with "Secret Lover"
The relationship between band members caused a rift in the band.
Ray Parker Jr. and Chaka Khan team up for "You Got the Love"
Questions arise over Freddie Jackson's sexuality to this day.
Freddie Jackson brings Hush Productions the place to be in the 80's.
Paul Anthony embarks on regimen to beat cancer.
Full Force produces and writes James Brown's album, "I'm Real"
Full Force's show includes racy content.
Members of Con Funk Shun fight and one leaves for good.
Con Funk Shun gets their first gig by a bathroom ambush.
Con Funk Shun turns down a song and it becomes a hit for New Kids On the Block.
Con Funk Shun scores with "Love Train"
The members of Con Funk Shun share information about each others personality.
A member of Atlantic Starr recounts his club hopping days.
Angela Bofill gets to sing "I'm On Your Side"
A friend describes his surprise at Angela Bofill's piano playing.
Angela moves to the Bay Area and meets her mate.
Angela Bofill writes "I Try" after breaking up with her boyfriend.
Deniece Williams explains how a butterfly emerging from a cocoon mirrors her own philosophy of life.
Deniece Williams talks about her nickname and her accessibility to fans.
Deniece Williams discusses the different styles of Maurice White and Stevie Wonder.
Deniece Williams talks about seeing the Jacksons for the first time.
Mary Wells wonders if the money she made went to fund The Supremes
Mary Wells talks about her signature song, "My Guy".
Mary Wells becomes Motown's undisputed cross over queen with "Two Lovers".
The Sylvers discuss how their move to disco wasn't in keeping with their style of music.
The Sylvers' loyalty is split between family and their manager.
Big Daddy Kane takes Jay Z on the road to give him performing experience.
Big Daddy Kane discusses his "appetite for the ladies".
Big Daddy Kane meets Biz Markie and begins a friendly competition with him.
Big Daddy Kane describes his rap "battles" with Roxanne Shante.
The Ohio Players release "Love Roller Coaster" amid questions of a stabbing rumor.
The Ohio Players discuss their choice of models for their album covers.
The Ohio Players talk about their "Pain" model Pat Evans
Deniece Williams is offered a song from the movie "Footloose" but her manager says no.
Deniece Williams releases her first single at 17 years of age.
Deniece Williams discusses how her relationships influenced her music.
Deniece remembers how she learned the terrible news of Michael Jackson's passing.
Deniece talks about her relationships with the Jacksons over the years as well as Michael's musical legacy.
The Spinners had their musical roots in Gospel, and their moms didn't want to hear any of that rock 'n' roll.
Before the Spinners took off, Bobby Smith used to spend every Sunday stuck in church.
Recollections on the legendary original lead singer of The Spinners, Philippe Wynne.
A music insider discusses the legacy and influence of Sly & the Family Stone.
Deniece Williams records a duet with Johnny Mathis.
Deniece Williams is offered a solo record deal.
Vesta Williams, Bobby Womack, Ray Parker Jr, and more Unsung stars talk about how hard it is to make money in the music industry.
Deniece Williams auditions for Stevie Wonder's band, Wonderlove.
Sheila demonstrates the "mirror" technique that allowed her to play drums like no one else.
Stevie Wonder talks about Deniece Williams' audition for his band, Wonderlove.
Alexander O'Neal & Cherrelle get a gig with Prince, but it soon falls apart.
Alexander O'Neal's drug addiction jeopardizes his young career.
Alexander O'Neal & Cherrelle have a hit on their hands with "Big Saturday Love."
The Spinners sign with Atlantic Records then are rewarded with cars if their songs became hits.
The Spinners are given a song by Stevie Wonder and it becomes a cross over hit.
The Spinners begin singing other bands' songs and took up the name "The Brown Beatles".
Cherrelle talks about her first solo hit and Alexander O'Neal reveals an addiction.
The Spinners talk about their first few gigs as "The Domingos".
Sylvester flair for dressing up causes problems in his church.
The song "Rhythm of the Night" showcased El DeBarge with little input from the rest of the group.
Sylvester's "Do You Want To Funk" made it to #4 and brings recognition and adulation.
The DeBarge siblings begin taking drugs, much like their older siblings before them, with dire consequences.
The great Stevie Wonder talks about what it was like to sing with Deniece Williams.
Gerald and Miki sing "That's What Love Is" which became a Top 5 R&B Ballad.
Gerald is obsessed with obtaining fame which affects his appearance and his health.
Months later and a lost phone number still can't stop Redman's fate of working with Erick Sermon.
Keith Murray recalls how he and Erick Sermon crossed paths and began working together.
Erick Sermon of EPMD discusses his heart-attack and wake-up call to live.
Della Reese recalls working "the strip" and how people of color were treated.
Isaac Hayes kept evolving to become a mega star and a bad you know what!
Isaac Hayes loved living large with fine clothes, cars and more.
Behind Isaac's glasses and larger than life image, he always questioned his worth.
Isaac Hayes was a musical force who's talent couldn't be dened. Watch Unsung's full episode showcasing his life and career now.
Midnight Star was one of the PREMIERE funk bands in the country.
The signature sound behind Freak-A-Zoid was innovation.
Get the story behind the birth of R&B band Midnight Star.
As the hits and money rolled in during the summer of '92, rumors ran rapid.
Did Wendy Williams blast a vicious rumor about EPMD's Erik Sermon?
EPMD didn't hide how they felt about the music biz in this hit song.
Parish Smith and Erick Sermon make hip hop history as EPMD.
Lou Rawls had a sound all of his own with a message for people of color.
Lou Rawls endured severe head trauma and lived to talk about it.
Lou Rawls ex-wife Lana and son Lou, Jr. speak about their turbulent relationship.
Get the story behind the velvet voice of entertainer Lou Rawls.
Disco greats recall life at Studio 54 and feeding the disco fever.
Disco great Donna Summer's musically moan becomes legendary.
In this two hour special, Unsung talks disco and its biggest stars.
Did Eddie's brief love affair with leading Supremes singer rub Motown mogul Berry Gordy the wrong way?
A major musical force of The Temptations, Eddie Kendricks talent and voice was one in a million.
When a Whispers member goes to a federal prison camp they all pitch in and help.
Whenever you had a Whispers show you would see a line of pimps, ladies, diamonds and furs.
50 years in the making, The Whispers are the greatest band that no one really knows.
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis talk about Mint Condition's mega hit.
How did Mint Condition really feel when Kerry walked away from it all for good?
One of the last great R&B bands, Mint Condition, share their struggles and triumphs.
After years of making gay jokes, Johnny Gill finds himself at the center of those same jokes and rumors.
Johnny Gill joins New Edition and takes them from boys to men.
My, my, my, Johnny Gill is a powerhouse of music. Learn about his musical journal now.
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