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.
Review by: Mut "it's me again" 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 songwriting, arrangement skills and vocal abilities. … [Read more...] about CD Review: “Winter” by MBLAQ is their best thus far!
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
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 Dwele...etc), Mr. Roberson's grind and skill set (as … [Read more...] about CD Review: “The Box” by Indie R&B King Eric Roberson