Interview by: Melody Charles In the soul music universe, Lalah Hathaway is among the brightest stars in the galaxy. The oldest daughter of musically-gifted parents, vocalist Eulalah and the late producer, lyricist and singer Donny Hathaway, Lalah spent years honing her skill set, scholastically and organically, before releasing her well-received self-titled debut in 1990. … [Read more...] about Music Interview: Lalah Hathaway, Inside the new album “Honestly”
Lovingly shared by: Mut 'keep smilin' Asheru Wait. So this needs to be said. When runnin low on the creative juices this is one of my go-to(s). Thought I’d share it because you need to know. And that’s what we do ‘roun here. I put this on in the office and there are noooo complaints. We seldom all agree on music. This is one of those magical pieces that everybody here can … [Read more...] about CD Review: “Chris Dave and the Drumhedz Mixtape” more like you need this
....."Give me a hit," I croaked into her ear, sure I could score a little something from her out there on the street. "I'm clean, Charlie. Have been for three years," [my cousin Shirley] said, her voice cracking. "Three years?" I yelled.....While I contemplated the thought, Shirley started to full-on cry, her face contorted, tears leaving streaks down her cheeks and chin. … [Read more...] about “I Am Charlie Wilson” – The Gap Band, despair, addiction and back.
Album review by: Melody Charles Pot liquor, smoked neck-bones, gravy puddled on a plate that you sop up with a biscuit: those flavors invoke the feel and comfort of home and that's what I feel when I hear the voice of Anthony Hamilton. Seriously----his voice is the truth. Ever since the late 90s, the NC native's gritty tenor stood out on a variety of rap jams (Tupac, Nappy … [Read more...] about CD Review: Christmas Anthony Hamilton Style…”Home for the Holidays” invokes the feel and comfort of home