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
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 album’s spacious chords and perfectly sequenced … [Read more...] about 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: 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 updated their life trajectories, … [Read more...] about CD Review: “Best Man Holiday” Soundtrack. Is it good…or what?
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 50+ years in the music biz. Thanks to the embrace … [Read more...] about 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