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R&B singer Ro James talks about the influence Prince had on him growing up and reveals that the legendary singer had a close relationship in with family. He explains which certain member of his family was close to Prince and made music with him. He tells us why he was such a “bad boy” in school when he was younger, discusses his new album, “El Dorado,” and explains how he would describe his particular brand of R&B.

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Plus, he explains why he thinks it’s harder these days for R&B music to succeed in an industry that is so much focused on hip-hop, trap and club music, and he also reveals his favorite era of R&B music.  He even delivers a smooth, beautiful version of a Jodeci song, a cappella and right on the spot! Click on the audio player to hear this fascinating exclusive interview on the The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”

Hear more cool conversations on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” right here, and listen live weekdays from 6-10 am E/5-9 am C!

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