Smokey Fontaine

Smokey Fontaine interviewed musician, songwriter, record producer and music executive Antonio “L.A.” Reid for NewsOne’s exclusive interview series, NewsOne Conversations.” During their chat about the music industry Reid and Fontaine talked about how the internet has changed the business. Reid told Fontaine at first the music industry was “caught off guard” by the World Wide […]

Music executive L.A. Reid sat down with NewsOne’s Smokey Fontaine to chat about his successful career, discovering Usher and if hard work trumps talent. As the C.E.O. of Epic Records (and once La Face), L.A. has launched the careers of some of your favorite acts like TLC. He has a unique ear for talent, and the […]

NewsOne’s Smokey Fontaine recently interviewed musician, songwriter, record producer and music executive Antonio “L.A.” Reid to talk about the music industry, Black music and who he sees leading the way. “I could say a lot of things, some of them would not be politically correct. Like the state of urban music, I really have a […]

I missed the first one. When Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as our first African-American president with an agenda that I believed passionately in, I watched history unfold on a flat screen. I was not going to miss the second time around. In fact, to make sure I gave myself the most memorable of experiences, […]

Smokey Fontaine joins Roland Martin on Washington Watch to discuss Bishop Eddie Long privately mediating and settling the civil case filed against him by four young men who claim he sexually coerced them.

Smokey Fontiane joins Roland Martin on Washington Watch via the HP SkyRoom to discuss the controversy surrounding Anthony Weiner. Fontaine details the very interesting circumstances surrounding the release of Weiner’s questionable photo and an investigation involving Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife’s financial records.

Smokey Fontaine joins Roland Martin on Washington Watch via the HP SkyRoom to discuss Harold Camping’s prediction that the world would end on May 21st.

News One’s Smokey Fontaine joins Roland Martin on Washington Watch via the HP SkyRoom to discuss a posting on Psychology Today implying African-American women are less attractive.

News One’s Smokey Fontaine joins Roland Martin on Washington Watch via the HP SkyRoom for this installment of Web Watch. Roland and Smokey discuss Fox News’ attacks against Common and NFL player, Albert Haynesworth’s claim that he is innocent of sexual misconduct because he does not date Black women.

Florida Congressman Allen West joins Roland Martin on the set of Washington Watch to discuss the country’s deficit, budget problems, size of government and his critics. WATCH:

I was a fan first. Before I had the chance to talk and laugh and join him in his world, I was a fan of Notorious B.I.G..  From “Juicy,” “Warning,” “Unbelievable” and “One More Chance” to “Things Done Changed,” “Dreams…,” and all the cameos and remixes, there was a lot of music to love.  I […]

Anti-government protesters in Egypt turned to the Internet to spread their message that Hosni Mubarak had to go. Smokey Fontaine joins Roland Martin from News One’s New York headquarters via the HP SkyRoom with more on this story. WATCH: