Anthony Hamilton is one of the most soulful singers within the R&B world, and within this album “Back to Love” he does not let us down! Definitely a cd you should add to your collection.
Four and a half years after releasing a contemporary gospel album on Gospocentric, Kelly Price returns to secular R&B on producer Warryn Campbell’s My Block label. On Kelly, Price collaborates extensively with Campbell (Mary Mary, Alicia Keys, Brandy), who comes up with some of his biggest-sounding productions in order to match her voice. “Tired” and the following song, a club throwback based around War†s “Galaxy”.
A handful of other producers, such as longtime Price associate Shep Crawford, contribute in smaller capacities; on “Not My Daddy,” Price and Campbell are joined by Mint Condition’s Stokley Williams and Lawrence Waddell (if not the rest of the band), and the result sounds just like classic MC — a vibrant, almost live-sounding song filled with hooks that deserves to be one of the bigger adult R&B singles of 2011.
Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and record producer Raphael Saadiq is back with his fifth studio album Stone Rollin . Featuring ten new tracks, Stone Rollin is the follow up to Saadiq s 2008 solo album The Way I See It, which boasted four Billboard R&B chart singles and was nominated for three GRAMMY Awards including Best R&B Album. With Stone Rollin , Saadiq nods to his heroes like Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Little Walter and Sly Stone, while merging his own contemporary twist, one born out of a combination of his recent touring experiences, as well as inspiration derived from indie acts.
Grammy and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson will released her highly anticipated sophomore album I Remember Me on March 22 on Arista Records. The album’s first single, “Where You At,” was written and produced by R. Kelly. The album title, I Remember Me, is based on a poem written by Jennifer and composed into a beautiful song co-written by Ryan Tedder that is featured on the album. Additional writers and producers on the album include multi-award winners Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Rich Harrison, Ne-Yo and Stargate.
The album is a wonderful addition to your collection if you have been yearning to hear true Rnb and true, passion and pure talent. Wonderful Album!
Everyday day starting on Valentine’s Day, Marsha will release a preview of a new song off her forthcoming album “Late Nights & Early Mornings” which hits stores on 3/1. Marsha will take fans through all 13 tracks and discuss the meaning behind the lyrics, her creative inspirations and more for EACH song! A new video goes up every morning at 6am so check back daily between 2/14 and 2/26!
Marsha Ambrosius is meeting the next challenge in her already impressive musical career by reinventing herself as a solo artist with her J Records debut disc LATE NIGHTS & EARLY MORNINGS. Hailing from Liverpool, England, fans first got a taste of Marsha’s talent as the singing half of the duo Floetry. Their 2000 debut Floetic produced signature singles like “Say Yes” and “Getting Late” as well as four Grammy nods. Following the 2005 release of their second studio album, Flo’Ology, the ladies veered creatively and personally. While the split was difficult, Marsha continued to build a name for herself as a songwriter and producer, creating “Butterflies” for the late Michael Jackson and other hits for artists such as Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, Jamie Foxx and Nas. She’s been nominated for a total of six Grammys and has been honored by BMI as their Songwriter of the Year. Over the years, Marsha has stayed relevant as an artist via touring, writing/producing and mixtapes like 2007’s Neo Soul is Dead, 2008’s Yours Truly and 2010’s Yours Sincerely. She also appeared as a featured artist on projects from Patti Labelle, The Game, Busta Rhymes, Jamie Foxx and Earth, Wind & Fire, among others.
” Marsha calls her sound “honest and consistent” and it was important for her to make an album with an overall cohesive sound. She explains, “I think with an album everything has to make sense, like ‘Where is this story going?’” The first single, “Hope She Cheats on You (With a Basketball Player),” is an anthem that women and men can relate to. Marsha explains, “It’s the reality of a bad break up. We wanna be decent human beings and say the right thing, you know, ‘I wish you well.’ But this is ‘Everything that could go wrong for him I want it to because my ego is bruised and I’m acting out.’” There’ve been many songs written about heartbreak, but Marsha’s approach to “Hope She Cheats on You” gets in your face rather than plays the victim. LATE NIGHTS & EARLY MORNINGS is destined to be a classic, as Marsha offers a candid glimpse of her life and perspectives as a woman.
Timeless. It’s something every artist wants to be, but few earn the distinction. Charlie Wilson’s name is on that short list.
From his breakout as a member of the Gap Band (“You Dropped A Bomb On Me,” “Outstanding”) in the ‘80s to his revered solo recordings (2005’s certified gold Charlie, Last Name Wilson, 2009’s Grammy nominated Uncle Charlie), Wilson has sold millions of albums, inspired a throng of artists who modeled their vocal stylings after his (most notably Aaron Hall and R. Kelly) and cemented his status as a musical icon with accolades from Billboard and BET, among a host of others.
Now, with his third Jive Records solo album Just Charlie, Wilson is on a mission. It’s about respect and total commitment, something Wilson puts on full display with the lead single “You Are,” produced by Wilson and P Music Group producer/songwriter Wirlie Morris.
TANK – Now or Never
Poised to release his fourth studio album Now or Never, Tank is ready to share the intensely intimate themes his fans have come to love, even as he prepares to show an entirely new side of himself. “The sound of this new album is still the traditional R&B formula, but sonically it’s very current,” says Tank. His first single, “Sex Music,” perfectly illustrates his new sound. The high-energy track lives up to its name with a spacey, shuddering beat. Produced by Song Dynasty with Harvey Mason Jr. (Dreamgirls, Kelly Clarkson, Justin Timberlake), “Sex Music” is sure to appeal to die-hard Tank fans.
Miguel, “All I Want is You” (Jive) Released Today 11/30/10
2010 release from the captivating singer, songwriter, producer, and performer. Miguel fuses funk, hip-hop, and electro music creating a unique sound that defies genre. Miguel has worked tirelessly on making sure that his introduction to the world, All I Want Is You, contains all of the elements necessary to make it a timeless album. Having performed numerous times throughout the country, Miguel has electrified hipsters, industry tastemakers, hip-hop heads and all who have witnessed his inspirational show.
Diggy Simmons – Bringing back
Diggy Simmons is the future. The 15 year-old emcee is consistently putting out amazing freestyles that put rappers twice his age to shame, and his latest one is no exception. This time, Diggy tackles Mobb Deep‘s classic “Shook Ones Pt. II” instrumental and absolutely murders it. The greatest thing about these songs he’s been releasing is the potential for greatness he displays – he is this good at just 15 years old, imagine what he’ll sound like in 5 more years. We definitely can’t wait to hear more from Diggy, and look forward to watching him as his career progresses.
Faith Evans Releases Sixth Album, Something About Faith
We can definitely call this one a comeback. Grammy Award–winning artist Faith Evans’ triumphant sixth album, Something About Faith, has debuted at number one on Billboard’s Independent Charts, number four on the Hip-Hop/R&B charts and number 15 on the Top 200.
“This marks my 15-year anniversary as an artist and I’m honored to know there’s still an appreciation and love for what it is that I contribute to music,” Evans says. “My faithful fans patiently waited five years for more material, and the reception has been nothing short of wonderful.”
With solid features from Snoop Dogg, Estelle, Raekwon, Kelly Price and Keyshia Cole (her most feature-heavy project to date), Something About Faith puts some much-needed soul back into today’s R&B music, with Evans’ signature honeyed soprano sounding as strong as ever.
After five Grammy nominations, three platinum-selling albums, a Christmas CD and a New York Timesbest-selling autobiography, Evans is continuing to create milestones in her eventful career. Regarding the album coming out on her own label, she says, “I acquired my own imprint, Prolific Music Group, through Eone Music. So for my first album as an independent artist to debut like this, it is truly a blessing.”
In addition to her new music, Faith is set to play the lead in an upcoming biopic of The Supremes‘Florence Ballard, which begins shooting in January next year. She’s currently filming a reality show pilot with celebrity stylist (and friend) Misa Hylton-Brim called The First Ladies.
Listen to Something About Faith‘s emotionally-charged first single, “Gone Already”: