Rakim Features His Aunt Ruth Brown on iTunes' Front Page

by Gentle Jones

Ruth Brown's music is currently featured on the front page of iTunes music store, the #1 online music retailer. Her nephew, legendary New York Hip-Hop emcee Rakim, included “Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean” on his Celebrity Playlist, a popular music feature on the site.

“There are a lot of songs in my Aunt Ruth's catalog that we put on when we feel a need for a little classic soul music. I don't have one all-time favorite, but this is one of the tracks she would close her show with, and – like everything else she did – it was always a big number with lots of excitement.” says Rakim about his late Aunt.

Ruth Brown performed on some of Atlantic Records' earliest hit singles; the label is often referred to as “The House That Ruth Built.”


Lenny Lawson said…
Ruth Brown was my grandmother's (Maggie Brown Tyler) niece. Her career was legendary. Rest in peace cousin!
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