30 Simply Filthy R&B Songs!


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….

Review: Joe Keeps Things Grown & Sexy on ‘Bridges’


Joe, Bridges – a review  Joe • Bridges • Plaid Lover / BMG • US Release Date: June 23, 2014 R&B singer Joe is incredibly prolific in his output, particularly as of late. Once an extremely successful multiplatinum major label artist, following 2007 album Ain’t Nothin’ Like Me, Joe has released new albums, independently distributed,…

Good Riddance X-Factor!


A death has occurred in the reality television show family – gasp!  X-Factor (USA) was kicked to the curb – CANCELLED! Dun dun dun!!! Normally, being the reality television enthusiast that I am, I might be upset by the ending of the show.  However with the cancellation of X-Factor, I don’t really give a flip…

The 100 Best Songs of 2013: Complete!


After a year filled with numerous albums and even more songs, choosing 100 of the best is an incredibly difficult task.  Like with the best albums of 2013, there will be surprises as well as snubs.  Sometimes the snubs are oversights while at other items there are just so many notable songs that some just…

The 100 Best Songs of 2013: Part 3 (#50 – 26)


After a year filled with numerous albums and even more songs, choosing 100 of the best is an incredibly difficult task.  Like with the best albums of 2013, there will be surprises as well as snubs.  Sometimes the snubs are oversights while at other items there are just so many notable songs that some just…

25 Best R&B Albums of 2013


It truly saddens me to see R&B, a personal favorite style of music, in a state of uncertainty.  2013 found the numbers of R&B down considerably, a trend that is consistent year in and year out. Save for a select few commercial bright spots (led by an unexpected Beyoncé album), R&B only dented the charts.  …

Review: R. Kelly, ‘Black Panties’


R. Kelly sounds exceptionally vocally on Black Panties, goes overboard sensually  R. Kelly • Black Panties • RCA • US Release Date: December 10, 2013 R. Kelly has a compelling argument for the title of the “King of R&B”, easily.  For years and years, the sensually driven R&B singer has captivated audiences with his R-…

Ten Random Songs I’m ‘Thankful For’ From 2013


Okay, I’m thankful for plenty in my young life.  One thing I’m most thankful for besides those traditional things like God, family, friends, employment, etc. is of course music.  Previously, I issued a playlist of  “Songs of Thanks” which featured titles that all had the words “Thank” included within them.  This ten song playlist is…

Opinion: Can a Returning Maxwell Survive in a Post-R&B World?


Picture this, the music industry, 2013 (Thanks Golden Girls).  A world where one genre of music has been placed on the ‘back burner’ if you will , never to ascend back to its glory days again.  A music that once easily scored ample number one albums as well as number one singles, with sound prominence…

Into July Playlist: 20 Tracks from June 2013


What better way to live it up in July than to relive some of the musical highlights that characterized June? Most of these 20 tracks are taken from album releases in June, with the exception of one standout single without an album and a few tracks from May 28th albums.  Regardless, if you have nothing…