Jack Johnson, From Here To Now To You © Brushfire

Chart Moves, September 25, 2013: Jack Johnson, Miley Cyrus and Drake


Jack Johnson Tops Without A Hitch  Every time there is supposed to be a slugfest for the no. 1 spot, that just fails to happen.  Again, after it was prognosticated that no. 1 was a toss up – this time between Jack Johnson and Justin Moore (seemed odd being honest), Jack Johnson did what he does – scores no. 1 albums.  From Here To Now … Continue reading Chart Moves, September 25, 2013: Jack Johnson, Miley Cyrus and Drake

Review: MMG, ‘Self Made 3’


As the money continues to pour in, originality drops a smidgen MMG⎪ Maybach Music Group Presents: Self Made 3 ⎪Atlantic⎪⎪ US Release Date: September 17, 2013 Let’s just cut to the chase… this is the third Maybach Music Group compilation.  That’s a statement in itself.  While the saying is that “third time’s charm”, this particular installment actually seems to be less enthralling than the previous … Continue reading Review: MMG, ‘Self Made 3’

Keith Urban, Fuse © Capitol Nashville

Chart Moves, September 18, 2013: Keith Urban’s Narrow No. 1


Chart Rewind: Highlights from Last Week (September 11, 2013)  Ariana Grande found her debut album Yours Truly debuting at no. 1 with 138,000 copies sold.  Tamar Braxton followed behind her in the no. 2 spot with Love and War selling an impressive 114,000 copies.  Nine Inch Nails returned with their first major label effort in a couple of years, selling 107,000 copies.  John Legend arrives … Continue reading Chart Moves, September 18, 2013: Keith Urban’s Narrow No. 1

Has Wale Got Next With ‘The Gifted’?


“… I go hard, I’m ballin’, I’m globetrottin’ / and my flow art my n***a, I’m Mozart with it…” Yep, that’s one confident Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, better know as Wale.  Wale has quickly risen higher among the rap ranks, which is amazing considering his first album of note,  Attention Deficit (2009) wasn’t a commercial smash despite solid critical reviews.  Despite a ‘loss in game one’, … Continue reading Has Wale Got Next With ‘The Gifted’?

Random Thoughts: Rick Ross Doesn’t Ask For Much According to “Bury Me A G”


  Rick Ross, one of today’s most ubiquitous MCs, is featured on the cover of the most recent issue of Rolling Stone, shirtless (collective gasp). But anyways, Ross appears to be a relatively simple person (well maybe aside from that big stream of pot he was smoking)  after reading the article.  This just confirms what I already knew based upon Ross’s song off the recent … Continue reading Random Thoughts: Rick Ross Doesn’t Ask For Much According to “Bury Me A G”