GOAPELE MOHLABANE is sitting in front of keyboards, microphones, and mix panels at the Zoo, a high-tech recording studio in West Oakland that she built with her Skyblaze production team. The singer—whose blend of hip-hop, R&B, and classic soul is a genre of its own—is putting the finishing touches on her long-awaited third LP, Milk and Honey. The album should put Goapele back on the top of the R&B charts.
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