The New York Daily News spoke with ’80s R&B queen Teena Marie, who paved the way for white artists to crossover to the genre that until then featured only black artists. “A lot of people still think I’m black,” she tells Jim Farber. “But I always thought, ‘Why do you have to have brown skin to sing R&B?’ You sing what’s in your soul.” Marie, now 48, is back with ‘La Dona’, her first release in 10 years. The full article at nydailynews.com has since been removed or relocated.
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