Andre Harrell was hip-hop’s blackest record man

Andre Harrell could talk you under the table. To put it in more regal terms the influential music mogul, who passed away May 8 at 59, was the ultimate loquacious record man. The founder of Uptown Records, the late ‘80s and early ‘90s imprint that boldly merged rap and R&B for the clubs and the bedroom, wasn’t just an industry giant, he was the culture’s most sincere and adamant cheerleader…

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