CD Review: “Winter” by MBLAQ is their best thus far!

Review by: Mut Asheru It’s with a heavy heart that I write this review. WINTER is the 7th mini album MBLAQ a Korean male group that debuted only 5 years ago and is arguably the best musical effort they have produced to date. Having steadily progressed in skills and talents this album shows maturity in […]

CD Review: Christmas Anthony Hamilton Style…”Home for the Holidays” invokes the feel and comfort of home

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 […]

CD Review: “The Box” by Indie R&B King Eric Roberson

CD Review by: LE LE SYMONE Eric Roberson is not the called by some “The King Of Independent R&B” for nothing. A New Jersey native who earned his music credentials at Howard University and built his career the old-fashioned way via songwriting and studio work with a variety of performers (Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild and […]

CD Review: “Oblivion Hymns” by Hammock – You need some light ambient in your life and this is a great place to get it

CD Review by: Corbyn Bricie A blissful entry into the world of light ambient music, OBLIVION HYMNS by Hammock doesn’t meander around hoping to offer itself as a pick me up. It scoops you up for a piggyback ride immediately. And around track two ‘Then the Quiet Explosion’ you’re floating blissfully and happily amongst the […]

CD Review: “Best Man Holiday” Soundtrack. Is it good…or what?

CD Review By: Melody Charles Revelry, rivalries, old friends and new beginnings—the film BEST MAN HOLIDAY not only brought back the entire beloved cast of characters (portrayed by Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Monica Calhoun, Sanaa Lathan and Terrence Howard, to name a few) from its popular 1999 prequel, the recent box office hit […]

CD Review: Ron Isley’s “This Song is for You”…refusing to rest on his mighty laurels even after 50+ years in the music biz

Review by: Le Le Symone Soul artists that have been productive and in demand for decades are few and far between, especially ones who have been dropping hits “from the 8-Track to the iPod” generation. Ronald Isley has proven himself to be one of those rarities, a performer who refuses to rest on his mighty laurels even after […]

CD Review: ‘Sexy Beat’ by MBLAQ – Dare I say this collection is for grown folk…or at least grownish folk

Review by: Mut “yup I said it” Asheru Okay here we go. MBLAQ’s 5th mini album (or EP as it were) SEXY BEAT is an aptly titled body of work. The sound is decidedly more sexy and smooth than their previous albums. Dare I say this collection is for grown folk…or at least grownish folk. […]

CD Review: ‘Define Believe’ by Zeph Allen

Review by: Corbyn Bricie So we have a thing about resetting musical compasses right now. We’ve been blessed to come across some very strong indie albums this year and Zeph Allen’s DEFINE BELIEVE is another breath of fresh air. What wins for Allen is his simple lyrics. Nestled in their simplicity is wake up sign […]

CD Review: ‘Unwed Mothers’ by Unwed Mothers

Review by: Corbyn Bricie Hot diggity-doggon-damn. Unwed Mothers’ self-titled CD UNWED MOTHERS is rock/blues/soul that we can wholeheartedly get behind. Usually, our reviewer opinions don’t necessarily represent the moods and feelings of the entire staff. I’m not always excited enough by what I hear to share it with everyone. But this album is something entirely […]

CD Review: Wolf – Tyler the Creator

By: Carolina Jones Label: Odd Future Records It’s good ya’ll. Not great but consistently good. This is the 3rd album and if Tyler the Creator was gonna fall off it would have happened by now. So it’s confirmed with his 3rd CD WOLF that he knows what he’s doing behind and in front of the […]