Classic Concoction

Count your blessings, Nas and Damian Marley have produced the best album of the decade, and the first “greatest” of the century. Do albums this good come every 10 years? Jay-Z and Linkin Park wish their Collision Course sounding so high. Musically and culturally, the genres mesh like ackee and saltfish, grilled snapper with sauce … Continue reading

Badu goes Saartjie Baartman on all of our asses

Group thinkers, deindividuals, a shame and guilt society despite being both shameless and guilty. Have we become this? So regressed, repressed, unable to breathe for ourselves without being told to. Sex, money, and media dominate every facet of our existence until we’re more soulless than machines, enslaved within our own spiral of silences. Badu’s ‘Window … Continue reading

R. Kelly again proves he’s king with the “fiend’s fix”

Usher, Chris Brown, and Trey Songz don’t need me to tell them who re-invented sex in R&B, because the proof’s heard here. R. Kelly does sex in R&B like Michelangelo does the Sistine Chapel. Everyone else sounds good, but the Chi’s son makes you believe his gospel of sex with every sung sermon. And as long as … Continue reading

Keys & Blige: 2 Loveless Artists in One Review

The Element of Freedom – After a brief snippet, in which Keys’ speaks of a budding flower as a metaphor for freedom, the album enters boldly into its first song ‘Love Is Blind’, and then takes a misstep with ‘Doesn’t Mean Anything’. Things begin to sound better quickly with ‘Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart’, arguably … Continue reading

“Though I love your sex, I can’t leave her!”

Untitled…When It BANGS, it BANGS!

“I got a big house in the mountains, let’s go. And I even got a stripper pole!” – R. Kelly (Exit) Despite two cuts titled “Crazy Night” & “Supaman High” that would have suited better to not appear on the album, when Untitled bangs, it bangs brilliantly! R. Kelly’s ninth studio solo project, Untitled, reaffirms … Continue reading

“Brown Skin Girl”

GRAFFITI

The album begins with grinding synth, a verse by Weezy, and Rap & B lyrics from “MechanicalDummy” off of a groovy production from Swizz Beats.

Rihanna’s Rated R…”Where them bloggers at?”

Soulful, silky, smooth…revealing! These are the thoughts you get and much more upon hearing the sounds and lyrics of Rihanna’s newest and latest musical excursion titled Rated R. There’s so much great tracks on this album that I really don’t know where to start. The album consists of a total of 13 songs and one … Continue reading