|The Fabolous Way|
review - Fabolous - "Loso's Way" - 6/10
Added 17 August, 2009
Brooklyn native Fabolous has returned with his fifth album Loso's Way. The concept album, mimicked after Jay-Z's American Gangster, is an ode to the 1993 movie Carlito's Way.
|The Return Of Greatness|
review - Maxwell - "Blacksummers' Night" - 9/10
Added 2 August, 2009
Maxwell's long awaited fourth album topped the charts its opening week with great cause. BLACKsummers'night is a piece of R&B art. The album's soulful sound is a beautiful blend of drums, guitar, horns and of course that familiar falsetto voice that has been missing from R&B.
|The Art of Love and War?|
review - Daniel Merriweather - "Love & War" - 8/10
Added 21 June, 2009
Love and War, the debut by new comer Daniel Merriweather, proves that good wholesome music is still being created. The Australian singer/songwriter's album is an original blend of 60's melodies, strings and electric guitar. Merriweather has a soulful voice that sets him aside from most and is a breath of fresh air to what has become a stale time for music.
|Mos Def's 4th release-Ecstatic?|
review - Mos Def - "The Ecstatic" - 8/10
Added 14 June, 2009
Mos Def's The Ecstatic hits stores June 9. It has been over three years since his last album True Magic. Ecstatic is jammed packed with 16 creative tracks, that's right 16 tracks.
|Keri Hilson's Perfect World|
review - Keri Hilson - "In A Perfect World" - 6/10
Added 29 March, 2009
Debut albums are an artist's introduction to the music world. Usually the introduction is strong because they are stating ''This is what I have to offer, please come back for more.'' In this case, Keri Hilson's long awaited debut album is less than perfect and does not outline her talents as it should.
|India.Arie's Worldwide Tour|
review - India.Arie - "Testimony Vol. 2: Love & Politics" - 7/10
Added 23 February, 2009
There comes a time when we all reach a point in our lives and come into our own. India.Arie has arrived and "Love & Politics" displays Arie's revelations. The CD is full of love, praising God and social concerns.
|Labor of Soulful Songs|
review - Syleena Johnson - "Chapter 4: Labor Pains" - 8/10
Added 27 January, 2009
Syleena Johnson is back with her fourth album Chapter 4: Labor Pains. The album is filled with tracks that illustrate the ins and outs of being in love. Johnson explores all phases of love, the beauty of love and the ugly of love. She also addresses some of today's pressing issues like the love of money and material items, relationships, etc.
review - Victoria White - "The Upside" - 8/10
Added 11 January, 2009
New Jersey native Victoria White's debut album, The Upside is a wonderful blend of Jazz, R&B and acoustic music. Her style is a combination of Amel Larrieux/Vivian Green, with a touch of India Arie and Tracey Chapman- no kidding.
|Full of Love and Vintage Sounds|
review - Anthony Hamilton - "The Point Of It All" - 7/10
Added 4 January, 2009
Back with his third album, Anthony Hamilton sets out to prove "The Point of It All." Known for his southern sound he changes the dynamics by providing the listening audience with a few up tempo tracks as well as ballads.
|Heavy D Back on the Music Scene|
review - Heavy D - "Vibes" - 9/10
Added 21 December, 2008
It has been almost ten years since Heavy D has released an album. His voice, smooth lyrics and feel good music was definitely missed. How ecstatic was I to hear that the "Overweight Lover" was due to release a reggae album.