Elev8 Valerie Simpson is a survivor! She has been in the business for over 40 years. Much of that with her long time spouse and writing partner Nick Ashford. Nick passed away last summer after a fight with cancer. “Dinosaurs Are Coming Back ” is Simpson’s first solo album in over four decades and follows […]

Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson that penned elegant, soulful classics for the likes of Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye and funk hits for Chaka Khan and others, died Monday at age 70, his former publicist said. Ashford, who along with wife Valerie Simpson wrote some of Motown’s biggest […]