One Favorite Song From Each Jaheim Album (Playlist)


Jaheim is clearly one of R&B’s underrated musicians. The man can sing (understatement), sounding like a mix between Teddy Pendergrass and Luther Vandross. Throughout his underrated career, Jaheim has played a balancing act between playing to the streets and to the grown and sexy/adult R&B crowd. While that’s a “thin line” to balance, overall, Ja…

Review: Ruben Studdard, ‘Unconditional Love’


Studdard is in excellent voice on the relatively safe Unconditional Love  Ruben Studdard • Unconditional Love • Verve • US Release Date: February 4, 2014 On February 4th, R&B artist Ruben Studdard released his sixth album, Unconditional Love. It is hard to believe that the “Velvet Teddy Bear” has released six albums.  Unless you’re an…

Thoughts: Mariah Carey’s “The Art of Letting Go”


Mariah gets her ‘swag’ back on latest single “The Art of Letting Go” Mariah Carey ⎪ “The Art of Letting Go” (Single)⎪ Island ⎪⎪ US Release Date: November 11, 2013 “Letting go, letting go ain’t easy / oh, it’s just exceedingly hurtful / ‘cause somebody you used to know…watch, as you’re falling down…” Those are…

Review: India Arie, ‘SongVersation’


India Arie⎪ SongVersation⎪ Motown ⎪⎪US Release Date: June 25, 2013 Background “That’s why I want to give you your flowers now”.  The introductory quote epitomizes the type of positivity and themes that have consistently characterized India. Arie’s music. Earlier in her career, the spiritual, uplifting messages coupled with a cool singer/songwriter neo-soul vibe are what…