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.”