Mary J. Blige, The London Sessions © Capitol

Favorite R&B Albums From 2004 – 2014


The time has come for the unveiling of my favorite R&B album of 2014. But first, how about examining some of my favorite R&B albums over the past 10 years. In 2004, I graduated from high school and began college in the fall – I’m so old. Anyways, staying on script, here are some favorite R&B albums from 2004 to 2014. 2004:  2004 was a … Continue reading Favorite R&B Albums From 2004 – 2014

Iggy Azalea, The New Classic © Def Jam

Playlist: 45 Songs With the F-Bomb in Their Title


Don’t call this list profound, call it profane! Corny yes, but true! All of the songs on this list feature every college guy’s (and probably girl’s) favorite expletive in some form – that would be the f-word if you were confused. So, here goes the list! 1) 2Pac, “F*ck The World” (Me Against The World) 2) A$AP Ferg featuring A$ton Matthews, B-Real, Fredo Starr, Onyx … Continue reading Playlist: 45 Songs With the F-Bomb in Their Title

The ‘Frozen Soundtrack’ and ‘The Grammys’ Are The Talk Of Charts


It’s been an awesome winter for the Frozen Soundtrack, as it spends yet another week atop the Billboard 200 Albums Chart.  This week, the album sold another 94,000 copies according to Billboard.com.  On the one hand, it is good that there is an album that’s infusing the industry with some, well, sales.  On the other hand – the more pessimistic one – yet another sub … Continue reading The ‘Frozen Soundtrack’ and ‘The Grammys’ Are The Talk Of Charts

Review: ‘Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film: The Great Gatsby’


Various Artists ⎢Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film: The Great Gatsby ⎢Water Tower / Interscope ⎢US Release Date: May 7, 2013 Constructing a soundtrack that not only creates a solid musical backdrop for the film as well as doubling as an enjoyable compilation is no easy task.  Because of this, soundtracks themselves often get mixed reviews, even if they more than execute there purpose in the … Continue reading Review: ‘Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film: The Great Gatsby’

Grammy Dissection, Part 4: Rap Categories


Introduction It’s been a few days, but I wanted to continue with my Grammy dissection series. This go-round, I’m analyzing the rap categories.  There are plenty of solid nominations here.  The most likely victors are Drake, Jay-Z & Kanye West, and possibly Nas. Best Rap Performance “HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right),” Drake featuring Lil Wayne (Take Care) “N****s in Paris,” Jay-Z & Kanye West (Watch … Continue reading Grammy Dissection, Part 4: Rap Categories