Review: Schoolboy Q, ‘Oxymoron’


 Oxymoron proves to be a dark, captivating, yet sometimes difficult album to listen to  Schoolboy Q • Oxymoron • Top Dawg/Interscope • US Release Date: February 25, 2014 Schoolboy Q keeps things 100 on Oxymoron – he keeps it real “from the jump” (catch the Drake reference?).  In fact, the MC keeps things so ‘real’…

Thoughts: Lady Gaga featuring R. Kelly, “Do What U Want”


Gaga strikes gold on ARTPOP’s second single “Do What U Want”  Lady Gaga (featuring R. Kelly)⎪ “Do What U Want” ⎪Streamline / Interscope ⎪⎪ US Release Date: October 21, 2013 I’ll be the first to admit that I wasn’t applauding too much over Lady Gaga’s first single “Applause” from her upcoming studio album ARTPOP due…

New Music and Capsule: Jessie Ware, ‘Devotion’


Jessie Ware ⎟ Devotion⎟ Interscope⎟⎟ US Release Date: April 16, 2013 British vocalist Jessie Ware released her debut Devotion in her native Britain back in 2012.  Devotion arrived stateside in April 2013, via Interscope. The effort ultimately showcases Ware’s superb voice, exceptional production, and memorable songs. Standout “Wildest Moments” is hypnotic, anchored by pounding drums and…