It's basically the heir-apparent to VH1's "Behind the Music", except concentrating on R&B, Soul, and Rap artists. Also, the focus of the series is to showcase artists who never got the deserved recognition and acclaim they could have. Some artists just simply got a bad luck streak and lost it all. VH1's BTM has covered some of the artists on this show like Teddy Pendergrass, George Clinton, and Sylvester. Some who were great for a moment on a couple of hit songs and just disappeared from the spotlight, and the stories were mostly sad. My favorite eps have been Zapp & Roger, Phyllis Hymen, Minnie Riperton, Heatwave, DeBarge, and Deniece Williams (I didn't know she sang the theme song to Family Ties ). Many of the artists stories are known, but not well-known, many know that Donny Hathway "may" have died of suicide, but this explains exactly why he "may" or may not have. Many know Florence Ballard died penniless and her story was quasi-captured in the play and film "Dreamgirls". Many know Tami Terrell died of a brain anuryseum, but she was having headaches since a child, but being abused by James Brown and David Ruffin didn't and couldn't help. Great series, and I hope the bring on some other lesser known black recording artists.