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Beyoncé, ‘Lemonade’: By The Lyrics


Beyoncé shocked the world by dropping her sixth album Lemonade on April 23, 2016. Besides shocking by merely releasing a new album, the content on Lemonade is also shocking, showing Beyoncé’s more personal side and offering in some respects a ‘different look’ for Queen Bey. Yours truly was onboard. But why not analyze Lemonade ever further – let’s examine the lyrics!!!  1) “You can taste … Continue reading Beyoncé, ‘Lemonade’: By The Lyrics

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Revisiting Bryson Tiller’s ‘TRAPSOUL’ – Was It Undervalued?


Bryson Tiller • TRAPSOUL • Bryson Tiller / RCA • Release Date: 9.25.15 You can’t rewrite history – what’s happened has already happened. BUT, you can evolve on certain opinions and etc. Perhaps that’s the case with yours truly and Louisville, Kentucky singer/rapper Bryson Tiller. Back in October 2015, I wrote a short take on Tiller’s debut album, TRAPSOUL and in the spirit of the … Continue reading Revisiting Bryson Tiller’s ‘TRAPSOUL’ – Was It Undervalued?

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Ty Dolla $ign Delivers Compelling Debut Album With ‘Free TC’


Ty Dolla $ign • Free TC • Atlantic • Release Date: 11.13.2015 What’s the best way to stylistically categorize Ty Dolla $ign? Ultimately, the Los Angeles bred musician is a blend of R&B singer and rapper. This balance is reflected on Ty’s full-length debut album, Free TC. Why is the effort entitled Free TC? It references the musician’s incarcerated brother TC, who happens to appear … Continue reading Ty Dolla $ign Delivers Compelling Debut Album With ‘Free TC’

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Justin Bieber Grows Up On ‘Purpose’ (Album Review)  


Justin Bieber • Purpose • Def Jam • Release Date: November 13, 2015 “I put my all into your hands / here’s my soul to keep / I let you in whit all that I can / you’re not hard to reach.” Wait a minute – hold the bleep up – is this the same Justin Bieber that was peeing in a mop bucket and … Continue reading Justin Bieber Grows Up On ‘Purpose’ (Album Review)  

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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 has been successful. Here is one favorite song from each … Continue reading One Favorite Song From Each Jaheim Album (Playlist)