Andre Harrell, the founder of Uptown Records, is responsible for propelling the careers of Guy, Mary J. Blige, Soul for Real, Monifah, Al B. Sure, Soul for Real and others. The Champagne & Bubbles lifestyle connoisseur launched a new record label in 2011 with budding R&B group Hamilton Park. Working within the music business since the 80s, Harrell discusses the evolution of R&B and the core influences it has on culture.