Review: Dr. Dre – Compton

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 →

Review: Melody Gardot – Currency Of Man

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She has always been an old soul. Even before the serious bicycle accident at age 19 that left Melody Gardot facing severe injuries, she thought life would end for her at 21. She didn’t know about patience and the beauty of taking your time until after this fateful crash which … Continue Reading →

Review: Snoop Dogg – Bush

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Snoop Dogg has seen such great success in his many incarnations as an artist, business mogul and all around family guy. He’s been the front man of a number of reality TV franchises. He’s been on the sideline as Coach Snoop seeing many young student athletes through high school sports … Continue Reading →

Review: Mumford & Sons – Wilder Mind

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We are living during a time in music unlike any other. Genres are changing, blending together in piercing combinations that leave us craving for more. As one of the originators of neofolk, Mumford & Sons are well aware of the effect this musical shift has over pop culture. In the … Continue Reading →

A Wolf Rises from the Ashes

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The Confederate Flag is a part of the fabric of where he’s from. He was raised on Dukes of Hazzard in Alabama and Tennessee. His grandmother listened to Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf while making breakfast when he was a child. But it was Ice Cube’s and Public Enemy’s lyrics … Continue Reading →

Review: Yelawolf – Love Story

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More often these days, the hip-hop industry is reverting to the roots of the genre by creating a marriage of rock and roll, blues, and folk with modern vocal acrobatics. The combination of rhythms in a silky twang and machine gun chorus create a new wave of hip-hop that can … Continue Reading →

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