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25 Chart Takeaways: Adele Makes It Four Straight At No. 1


It was another great week for Adele. The same can’t be said for new releases – looking at you R. Kelly. 25 chart takeaways – let’s go! Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Adele Makes It Four Straight At No. 1

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R. Kelly Is Up To His Old Tricks on ‘The Buffet’


R. Kelly • The Buffet • RCA • Release Date: 12.11.15 R. Kelly has never had a problem with being prolific – apparently, he wrote 462 songs for his latest album, The Buffet. After listening to The Buffet, one has to wonder what percentage of those 462 songs involved sex. Likely the percentage is high given the prevalence of sex throughout the course of The Buffet. … Continue reading R. Kelly Is Up To His Old Tricks on ‘The Buffet’

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Nicki Minaj, ‘The Pinkprint’ – A Review


Although Scattered, Nicki Minaj’s ‘The Pinkprint’ Proves Captivating Nicki Minaj • The Pinkprint • Republic • US Release Date: December 15, 2014  “Oh my gosh, look at her butt!” Yep, that bold phrase managed to dominate the airwaves as one Nicki Minaj managed to one-up her own edginess as an MC. If “Beez In The Trap” from her previous album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded wasn’t enough, … Continue reading Nicki Minaj, ‘The Pinkprint’ – A Review

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12 Songs You Should Be Spinning – September 2014 Edition


View this post on Instagram First stop tomorrow morning @goodmorningamerica #NickandKnight album release performance @nickcarter @jordanknightofficial! Join us in the VIP audience! Access details to #GMA #September2nd in #TimesSquare! Here http://t.co/OZVFhxIvUK A post shared by Nick and Knight (@nickandknight) on Sep 1, 2014 at 1:04pm PDT Let’s keep it short and sweet – this post features 12 songs you should be spinning right now! As … Continue reading 12 Songs You Should Be Spinning – September 2014 Edition

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The ‘Birthday’ Album: Celebration Playlist


So… two years ago, I composed a post that was titled Three Songs With The Word “Birthday” In Them To Celebrate My Birthday. Now two years later, also on my birthday, I’m celebrating with an expansion of that brief playlist. Call this the ‘Birthday’ Album – a playlist comprised of 14 songs celebrating my birthday. Some are truly great birthday songs, while others are left field … Continue reading The ‘Birthday’ Album: Celebration Playlist

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30 Simply Filthy R&B Songs!


Janet Jackson, Damita Jo

Love hasn’t faded from R&B completely, believe it or not. That said sex is definitely in its trendiest position ever within the genre. Folks, parental advisory labels are popping up everywhere these days and for good reason. Basically, “Darling Nikki” would barely qualify the explicit label these days. Some R&B songs are just simply filthy. Here are 30 simply filthy R&B songs that indulge into the physical as opposed to emotional.

 

1) Usher, “Good Kisser” (2014)  

“Good Kisser” definitely is “not that innocent.” Think kissing a banana… or don’t.

 

2) Marsha Ambrosius, “69” (Friends & Lovers, 2014)

The 2 Live Crew sample confirms the song title is accurate: “Face down, a$$ up / that’s the way we like to…” Catch the drift?

 

3) R. Kelly, “Cookie” (Black Panties, 2013)

Oreos will never taste the same in the hands of R. Kelly. “How many licks does it…” – sorry that’s a Tootsie Roll.

 

4) Rihanna, “Cockiness (Love It)” (Talk That Talk, 2011) 

Can you say double entendre? The key words that stand out are suck, cockiness, lick, eat, swallow, and come. Rihanna – you so nasty girl!

 

5) Trey Songz “Love Faces” (Passion, Pain & Pleasure, 2010)

The only thing the song title leaves to the imagination are the facial expressions Trey and his girl make as they do it. Yep, that’s it in a nutshell.

 

6) Kelly Rowland, “Kisses Down Low” (Talk A Good Game, 2013)

Any time the word “arch” is used in an R&B song, it’s definitely not referring to the foot.

 

7) R. Kelly featuring Ludacris, “Legs Shakin’” (Black Panties, 2013)

There’s no restless leg syndrome going on here… Need clarification: “I’m goin’ down, down, down / and do it ‘til your legs shakin’.” There it is.

 

8) Tweet, “Oops Oh My” (Southern Hummingbird. 2002)

Self-love may be a common occurrence, but it’s doesn’t commonly occur via the pop song. Well, ‘cept for Tweet’s “Oops Oh My.”

 

9) Jeremih, “Birthday Sex” (Jeremih, 2009)

Few would deny this would be a fantastic birthday gift. The even better gift would be if everyday could be your birthday. Think about it.

 

10) Estelle, “Make Her Say (Beat It Up)” (2014)

Imagination is a thing of he past apparently. Estelle keeps it 100. In fact, she keeps its 150.

 

11) Janet Jackson, “Sexhibition” (Damita Jo , 2004)

So basically Janet and company combined the words “sex” and “exhibition.” It is what it is, though it seems kind of redundant – particularly at the end when Janet says, “relax, it’s just sex.”

 

12) Kelly Rowland, “Motivation” (Here I Am, 2011)

Well at least Kelly found a different way to sing about sex – her plan is to “be your motivation.” And to add, “And when we’re done, I don’t wanna feel my legs…” Whoa – “oh lover” is right!

 

13) Beyoncé, “Rocket” (Beyoncé, 2013)

The opening lines let the listener know they’re in for a ride: “Let me sit this a$$ on you…”

 

14) Jaheim, “P**** Appreciation Day” (Appreciation Day, 2013)

Talk about being dramatic: “So warm it’s so soft, it’s so tight, it’s the greatest / so I laid in it, played in it / stayed their ‘til daybreak…” Freaky, freaky, freaky!

 

15) T-Pain, “Put It Down” (Epiphany, 2007)

Wonder what Teddy Pain means when he says, “I’mma stick, stick, stick, stick, ooh?”

Continue reading “30 Simply Filthy R&B Songs!”

Review: Ashanti, ‘BraveHeart’


The long and oft-delayed BraveHeart is a much better album than expected…  Ashanti • BraveHeart • eOne/Written Entertainment • US Release Date: March 3, 2014 R&B Ashanti’s career began much more promising than it has been as of late.  Two number one albums, a Grammy win for best contemporary R&B album (now best urban contemporary album), and some notable hits.  While third album Concrete Rose … Continue reading Review: Ashanti, ‘BraveHeart’

Three Songs With The Word “Birthday” In Them To Celebrate My Birthday


I apologize for my two day hiatus from blogging, but I’m back. Today is my 26th birthday, so I decided to celebrate by penning a post with three uncanny birthday celebratory songs.  Absent are the standard “Happy Birthday” and even Stevie Wonder’s 1980 “Happy Birthday” from his acclaimed Hotter Than July.  No offense, but compared to the three cuts I’m going to discuss, “Happy Birthday” … Continue reading Three Songs With The Word “Birthday” In Them To Celebrate My Birthday