CD Review: Love Has No Recession by Kindred

Review By: LeLe Symone For the last decade, Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon, AKA Kindred the Family Soul, have fallen in love, married and raised a family while dropping hit songs about life and relationships. Now, ten years, a web-series (“6 Is It”) and a toddler later, the Philidelphia natives return with their latest CD, Love Has No […]

Book Review: Mogul by Terrance Dean

Review By: Latasha Dennis I recommend this book to readers who have an open mind and can look beyond sexual orientation and music to find the key message on what it is to get what you want by searching and finding the inner voice inside yourself. “How come I am so conflicted? Why am I […]

Book Review: The Complete Quincy Jones – My Journey and Passions

The Complete Quincy Jones: My Journey & Passions (Insight Editions) By Quincy Jones Review By: Mut Asheru How do I do Quincy Jones justice?  I can’t.  So the next best step is to let him take over and tell you his story in his own words.  In the case of his new book “The Complete Quincy […]

Film Review: Conan the Barbarian – New and Improved?

Conan The Barbarian (2011) Directed By: Marcus Nispel By: Mut “I Know What I’m Talkin Bout” Asheru Let me step in here and help this film out.  My boo Conan (Jason Mamoa) needs me.  The new Conan The Barbarian film has taken a lot of flack from us flacks.  Some have called the film all […]

Sonic Bloom: Ulises – He’s Givin Fever

Ulises: He’s Givin Fever By: Carolina Jones What you want?  Beats? A sexy man to sing to ya?  Well look no more.  Nestled within the folds of Dallas, TX urban artists sits a young talent with plenty of bump.  On his second LP Musically Promiscuous, Ulises definitely has the right tools to make a big […]

Music Interview: Mint Condition…Still In

Interview By: LeLe Symone If success is simply a numbers game, then Mint Condition definitely qualifies.  After cultivating hundreds of thousands of fans, dozens of hit singles and seven studio albums over a two decade period, the five-man band is experiencing one of their hottest years yet, and it isn’t just about the summer’s record-breaking heat. […]

Indie Film Review: Alabama Moon

Alabama Moon Writer/Director: Tim McCanlies   Alabama Moon directed by Tim McCanlies is an smart and entertaining kids film based off the novel by Watt Key.  The film has the spirit of a Huck Finn tale. Moon (Jimmy Bennett) and his Pap (J.D. Evermore) live as homesteaders in rural Alabama.  Pap is a conspiracy theorist […]

CD Review: Drowning by Before Dawn

Drowning – Before Dawn By:  T. Mathenia   Before Dawn an Austin, TX based duo has delivered a complexingly simple new wave album called Drowning.  Rob Houle and Kate Arpke have created an album is full of rich layers.  There’s the New Wave feel which rests firmly in electro beats that are driving and hypnotic.  […]

CD Review: Daffodil by Brian Copeland Band

Daffodil – Brian Copeland Band By:  Carolina Jones   Singer/Songwriter Brian Copeland has a pop conscious writing style that is heartful and earnest.  The musicality on ‘Velvet Crush’ is bluesy and sensual while ‘Perfect Explanation’ is kinda country sounding.  So already we have an eclectic mixture of music that makes this band difficult to define […]

CD Review: Inside My Head by Clare Reynolds

Inside My Head – Clare Reynolds By: Corbyn Bricie   Does the world have any more room for angel voiced songstresses?  I certainly hope so because debut album “Inside My Head” by Clare Reynolds is a testament to what a sweet voice can do for your mood and heart.  Think Sarah Maclaughlin but a tad bit […]