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Angie Stone (born Angela Laverne Brown in January 30, 1961, in Columbia, South Carolina) is a Grammy Award-nominated American R&B, hip-hop, and neo-soul singer and actress. Stone’s music possesses a clear old school soul music influence, and her singing vocals recall those of Aretha Franklin.

In the early 1980s, Stone (as ‘Angie B’), was a member of The Sequence, the first major female hip-hop group. They had a hit in 1980 with “Funk You Up”. She then worked with Mantronix, before teaming up and performing vocals and saxophone for Lenny Kravitz.

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