November 6, 2015 Music Releases Set To Flop Commercially


Sigh, so much for the hype of the first week of a jam-packed November. According to Billboard’s early prognostications for next week, Chris Stapleton maybe having the second best week of his career. While we are happy for Stapleton’s “come up,” the prognosticated 100,000 units for Traveller are trouble…for the newbies that is. Billboard broke…

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)…

Thoughts on the 56th Annual Grammy Nominations


The Grammys are like a musician’s Super Bowl, even if the nominations and victorious artists are flawed.  I won’t lie to you, I complain every year that someone won a Grammy that didn’t deserve it while someone else was snubbed. Just last year, during the 55th Annual Grammys, I lobbied hard for Frank Ocean (looking…

Short Take: Goodie Mob, ‘Age Against The Machine’


Goodie Mob stretch the definition of the standard rap album Goodie Mob⎪Right Records⎪Age Against The Machine⎪⎪ US Release Date: August 27, 2013 Goodie Mob’s first new album since 1999 is nothing short of a fascinating listen.  Face it, the minute it begins, it’s obvious who took the reins… one idiosyncratic, unique genre-bending artist named Cee…

Review: Alice Smith, ‘She’


Alice Smith⎟ She⎟ Rainwater⎟ US Release Date: March 19, 2013 Alice Smith will be considered ‘new’ to most of the world.  That said, the indie R&B singer has previously been nominated for a Grammy (Best Urban/Alternative Performance, “Dream”) as well as released her debut album, For Lovers, Dreamers & Me back in 2006.  Seven years later,…

Case Study: K. Michelle – Too Blunt For Star Status?


I’m going to be positive first. I think K. Michelle has a nice voice and is a potential talent. That was nice.  However, I am afraid that ‘ghetto-tactics’ may ruin/undo her before she even takes off.  Recently I discovered this video that was quite shocking of her singing a song she wrote entitled “I Just Wanna F**k.”…

Impressions: Christina Aguilera, Lotus


Introduction I have no doubt that Christina Aguilera would take back 2010’s Bionic if she could. It was her weakest selling album to date, failing to go gold.  I was one of few people who liked parts of the album, but most critics were quick to chastise and pan it. Aguilera’s voice was not enough to get past the…

Slaughterhouse, Welcome To Our House – Extended Analysis


Yes, I have done extended analysis on a lot of urban releases, but hopefully I can spread the wealth to other genres considering I listen/review all different types of music.  I finally finished listening to Slaughterhouse‘s Welcome To Our House and penned this lengthy, unfiltered analysis.  As always, a shorter version will make its home on my…