The Game delivers Part Two of a Hip-Hop Classic


Originally scheduled for release on January 18, 2015, exactly ten years after his much-hyped major debut, the sequel is finally here today. The Game returns with The Documentary 2 and the anticipation is that the follow-up to his classic LP will actually live up to the standard he set in … Continue Reading →

Review: Robyn Cage – Born In The Desert


Singer and songwriter Robyn Cage, born under the name Robyn Kemp, was raised in the Utah desert. She trained in classical piano at The Boston Conservatory, performed at Boston Symphony Hall and soloed with the Boston Pops and Mormon Tabernacle Choir. After moving to New York City to pursue an … Continue Reading →

Review: Mic Donet – Rise And Shine


Breakout sensation of The Voice of Germany, Mic Donet, the Munich-born R&B singer, was no stranger to the stage when all four judges spun around to enjoy his performance at the televised blind auditions in 2012. This is why internationally renowned German soul singer Xavier Naidoo remarked that there was … Continue Reading →

Review: Kwabs – Love + War


There’s a certain yearning that emotes through Kwabs’ soulful baritone which punctuates the painful experiences of his formative years that he sings about. The well-documented under-privileged upbringing has yielded a yin-yang synergy within his songwriting: glimmers of light and shadows of darkness, a negativity of circumstance complemented by the positivity … Continue Reading →

Review: Ruby Amanfu – Standing Still


It takes a confident artist to reimagine and repurpose an album full of other artists’ works. Yet, Ruby Amanfu’s recent album Standing Still is an inspired interpretation of covers by popular artists from the last half-century, from Bob Dylan to Kanye West. If you were to create a playlist of … Continue Reading →

Review: Dr. Dre – Compton


At first listen to Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre, it’s hard not to judge it against The Chronic, one of the greatest albums in the history of rap music. But give it a few days in rotation and you realize that Compton, Dr. Dre’s first studio album in 16 … Continue Reading →

Review: Lianne La Havas – Blood


Londoner Lianne La Havas returns this month with her sophomore album, Blood, an ode to her maternal Jamaican heritage which mingled with her father’s Greek background to give the world her special blend of magic. The new material is a bit different from her 2012 debut, Is Your Love Big … Continue Reading →

Review: Tyrese – Black Rose


It’s hard to believe that it’s been 21 years since we first heard Tyrese belting out his “Always Coca Cola” riffs on the classic mid-90s Coke commercial. It is equally hard to believe that the artist claims that with the release of his current studio album Black Rose, he is … Continue Reading →

Review: Lyfe Jennings – Tree Of Lyfe


Since the release of his first album Lyfe 268-192 with the hit single “Must Be Nice”, Lyfe Jennings has been that cat who talks about real life in a raw and gritty way. He’s a man’s man of R&B, that type of songwriter that nails everyday topics in the most … Continue Reading →

Review: Adam Lambert – The Original High


We all remember Adam Lambert from his flamboyant days on American Idol in 2009. His platform shoes and dark makeup were a lot to handle from the start, but the glamazon wasn’t going to give up after scoring the runner-up title on the televised talent show. He’s come a long … Continue Reading →

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