Nick Ashford

107 JAMZ’s Most Popular Posts of 2011
107 JAMZ’s Most Popular Posts of 2011

Local is good -- that's how we feel here at 107 JAMZ, anyway, and we're glad to see some Louisiana boys gettin' hits on our site.  This year, we tried to go all out to bring you as wide a catch of hip-hop and R&B news as we could.  Sure, we expect you to read the latest about Jay-Z or Lil Wayne, but we're glad when you hit us up on guys like Kevin Gates and Keith Frank, too!  These were 2011's most popular posts as measured by the times you clicked on each story.  Let us know what you want to read about, and we hope to step it up in 2012!

Singer-Songwriter Nick Ashford Dead at Age 70
Singer-Songwriter Nick Ashford Dead at Age 70
Nickolas Ashford, who along with his wife Valerie Simpson made up the Motown songwriting team Ashford & Simpson, succumbed to throat cancer Monday at age 70. The duo penned such classic hits as ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,’ ‘Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing’ and ‘I’m Every Woman,’ and had their music recorded by Diana Ross, Ray Charles, Whitney Houston, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye, amo