For three decades, vocalist Angie Stone has been surprising audiences, critics,
peers and the music industry itself. Born and raised in the Southern gospel tradition
– while at the same time absorbing the gritty and impassioned anthems generated
by soul icons of the 1960s – Stone has since mapped a life-long journey that encompasses
rap, neo-soul, hip-hop, R&B, jazz and more. Along the way, attempts to pin her down
according to this category orthat movement have been challenging if not impossible.
With each new recording, with each next step in her career, she has consistently
hit the world with something it didn’t see coming. At present, she is preparing
to release a new album in 2012.