Sade | Soldier of Love | Review

“I only make records when I feel I have something to say…Sade is not a brand.” Sade Adu stepped onto the music scene in 1984 with her debut Diamond Life. Making her mark with the hit “Smooth Operator,” the Nigerian-Brit mystery woman has captured and kept the fancy of the world ever since. In 25 […]

Rihanna | Rated R

There is a parental advisory sticker on the cover but Rated R does not mean Rated Restricted. It is Rated Rihanna, the 21 year old’s saga in song.The Thriller-like intro to her journey is aptly named “Mad House” and sums up the album’s rollercoaster theme of extreme highs, lows and loops. At the start, Rihanna […]

Lady Gaga | The Fame Monster

“Who does she think she is, Madonna?” someone asked after a picture of Lady Gaga in one of her outrageous outfits made it on to the cover of an issue of WWD. With her latest effort, The Fame Monster, Gaga will undoubtedly draw more comparisons to the Queen of Pop, but make no mistake this […]

Wale | Attention Deficit

“I am hip hop: past, present and future” is a bold proclamation from rising talent, Wale. 2009 has been a whirlwind year for the 25 year old D.C. rapper. He will be named GQ Man of the Year (alongside Kid Cudi & Drake) and is the opening act on Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 Tour. In the […]

Maxwell BLACKsummers’night Album Review and GIVEAWAY

“Make me crazyDon’t speak no soundI want you to prove it to me in the nude…“ Maxwell sets the tone of his highly anticipated album, BLACKsummers’night, with his perfect falsetto on the opening lines of the first song, Bad Habits. The nine-track album is the first of a trilogy slated for release during the course […]

Chrisette Michele: Epiphany

“And then it comes to me like an epiphany…” is the first line uttered on Chrisette Michele’s sophomore effort Epiphany. Throughout the album, the Long Island native grants listeners full access on a journey of her relationship revelations. Epiphany plays out like the Diary of Chrisette Michele and the heartfelt lyrics & vocals will surely […]

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