Review: Kid Rock – First Kiss

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Kid Rock has covered diverse musical genres in his 25-year career: hip-hop, rock, country. His latest record, First Kiss, falls between the lines of Americana and blues-based rock music, a nod to the classic heartland rock of the 70s and 80s that defaults as contemporary country today. This evolution for … Continue Reading →

Review: Raheem DeVaughn – Love Sex Passion

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R&B artist Raheem DeVaughn, the Love King, is back with his latest project, Love Sex Passion, which is a long string of personal ballads. Some are bona fide hits, others not quite. For Raheem, it represents growth as a songwriter, having penned every song on the album. He talks about … Continue Reading →

Review: Jazmine Sullivan – Reality Show

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Reality got to be too real for the R&B chanteuse Jazmine Sullivan, forcing her into a four-year career hiatus for some much needed tender, love and care. After tweeting in 2011 that she was officially taking a break from music to figure out who she is “without a mic, paper … Continue Reading →

Review: Wu-Tang Clan – A Better Tomorrow

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As scores of American citizens rally in the streets, protesting injustice and racial discrimination across the country, Wu-Tang Clan releases their reunion album titled A Better Tomorrow. With more than two decades since their debut, and deemed hip-hop’s greatest group of all time, RZA managed to get all nine original … Continue Reading →

Mary J. Blige: The Queen of Breaking Boundaries

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“I was never expected to do more, jump further, go the extra mile. But breaking boundaries happened for me the minute I left Yonkers… And I won’t stop as long as I live.” These words from The London Sessions documentary mark the journey of Mary J. Blige, the Queen of … Continue Reading →

Review: David Guetta – Listen

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Electronic dance music guru David Guetta is an icon to millions of people. One of the greatest DJs out of France, he rocks the four corners of the world, from London to Ibiza, and Dubai to Miami. He’s so in demand that he has actually performed in three countries in … Continue Reading →

Review: Faith Evans – Incomparable

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In 1994 Faith Evans signed with Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment and the platinum recording artist has been known as a powerhouse diva ever since. As one of the executive producers of the TV show R&B Divas she has branched out with her input into several successful creative projects. Now … Continue Reading →

Review: Taylor Swift – 1989

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Taylor Swift is back with the release of 1989, the fifth studio album of the pop superstar. Like her earlier albums, the songs are autobiographical, taken from the pages of her very personal journal. The album includes producers Max Martin and Shellback, and draws its creative influence from the music … Continue Reading →

Review: Goapele – Strong As Glass

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Rolling Stone once called her the “spiritual love child of Sade and D’Angelo”. Since her debut in 2001, Goapele has had the same consistency of high quality music that is also synonymous with other artists from Oakland, like Tony! Toni! Tone! and En Vogue. A great representation of identifiable music, … Continue Reading →

Review: Jessie Ware – Tough Love

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After two years, songstress Jessie Ware is back with her sophomore record Tough Love, following her 2012 debut, Devotion. True to the voice she’s cultivated as a solo artist, she’s talking about the different aspects of love. On this new record she is celebrating being more confident as a songwriter. … Continue Reading →

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