There were plenty of surprises at the BET Music Matters Showcase at SXSW in Austin, TX on Thursday (March 14). During T.I.'s headlining set, Kendrick Lamar jumped onstage for a memorable performance of their collaborative tune, 'Memories Back Then,' from Tip's 'Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head' album.
The city of Oakland, Calif., has a rich and diverse music history. During the 1960s, the city developed the funk music scene, which sprouted influential bands like Sly & the Family Stone and Graham Central Station.
When it comes to soulful crooning, look no further than Raphael Saadiq. The singer-songwriter has achieved plenty of success both as a solo artist and a group member with Tony! Toni! Toné!
The Oakland artist has four studio albums under his belt, including the 2008 Grammy-nominated album, 'The Way I See It,' and his latest, 'Stone Rollin.'
Now, while most people are familiar with his solo