Tag: New Music

Introducing Ms. So Fine

I have always been a fan of music with a big brass sound. Don’t mess around and throw a deep, bass guitar line in there. There’s something about that type of music that really lifts your spirits and stirs up your soul. That’s exactly what I experienced when I first heard Raphael & The Ivory […]

Lil Kim: “The Break Is Over”

Although Lil Kim has remained to keep her legacy vibrant since her last full length studio album (The Naked Truth, 2005), she has remained quiet. Motherhood seems to have calmed her down. Nonetheless, she is still touring, making music and reminding Nicki Minaj where her style originated from. So, it’s not much of a surprise […]

Leikeli47: Meet The Woman Behind The Mask

You may not know Leikeli47 by her name. However, you probably heard her 2015 single, “F$#% The Summer Up”, which Jay Z featured on his Tidal playlist. Plus, her feisty, uptempo track, “Attitude”, is on an episode of this season’sĀ Insecure series on HBO. Leikeli47’s image is as elusive as her footprints in the music industry […]

Adrion Butler Drops ‘Timely’ New Single

I still have Adrion Butler’s “Let That Boy Worship” in heavy rotation on my iPod. It’s one of my cardio go to’s or just when I want to hear some good music. Adrion makes the kind of Hip Hop music that has substance, with a current sound. So, I didn’t expect anything different when I […]

Pink Asks ‘What About Us?”

Pink can virtually do no wrong. At least that’s how I see it. But it’s not really up for debate either. She has brought us monster hits like “Just Like A Pill”, “Sober”, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” and “Family Portrait”. Although it’s been 5 years since her last solo studio album, she released a […]

Stokley Rises To New Level On Solo Single

Mint Condition was one of my favorite groups of the 90s. Who can forget some of their biggest hits like “Breakin My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes),” “What Kind Of Man Would I Be?”, and “U Send Me Swingin”? Front man Stokley has an unmistakable voice that was a large part of the group’s appeal. It […]

Anthony Brown & group therAPy’s Long Way From Sunday

Anthony Brown & group therAPy had some big shoes to fill with their new album, A Long Way From Sunday. Their sophomore release, Everyday Jesus, catapulted them to major success. They picked up many gospel awards along the way. However, they prove they can’t be counted out, after just a few minutes of listening to […]

Daley: The Undeniable Soul Spectrum

I’ve been waiting for Daley’s return to the studio since 2014’s stellar debut, Days & Nights. Some people prefer the more mainstream soul styling of Sam Smith. However, Daley was the one who made a cover of Maxwell’s classic “Pretty Wings” that’s nearly better than the original. Needless to say, he had some big shoes […]

Remembering Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington

Linkin Park recently celebrated the release of their seventh studio album, One More Light. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart (as did six of their other albums). The group’s catalog even includes a mash up project with Jay Z. Their music defined a generation with hits like “Numb”, […]

Jarrett Michael: A Rollercoaster Year In Review

I have been a fan of Jarrett Michael’s music for a few years. His raw and honest approach has always made me respect his craft. However, his latest album, What A Year, takes his skills to new heights. Hip Hop artists may find it difficult to carve out their own sound in today’s music landscape. […]