Quick Thoughts: Corinne Bailey Rae Returns Capably on “Green Aphrodisiac”


She’s back! Who you ask? Corinne Bailey Rae of course – who else? It has been TOO long since the world heard from the Grammy-winning British adult contemporary R&B/neo-soul artist. Finally after a six-year hiatus between albums, Bailey Rae releases her third LP, The Heart Speaks In Whispers via Virgin Records. While we’ll have to…

The Chronicles of the Underrated: Angie Stone


In every genre of music, there are three big tiers of artists. The top tiers of artists are those that are commercially/relatively commercially successful and often beloved or at least respected by critics. The bottom tiers are those who have been unable to make it and generally are loathed by critics. Then there’s that middle…

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…

Vivian Green, ‘Vivid’ – Review


Vivian Green Shines Vividly on ‘Vivid Vivian Green • Vivid • Make Noise • Release Date: August 7, 2015 “People often say she’s so underrated / but I’m blessed, I’m blessed, I’m blessed.” Indeed, Vivian Green is one of R&B’s most underrated artists, but she has never let that dictate the quality of her output….

Alicia Keys, ‘28 Thousand Days’ (Single Review)


 Alicia Keys goes retro on new single ’28 Thousand Days’ Alicia Keys • 28 Thousand Days – Single • RCA • Release Date: July 31, 2015 Alicia Keys came to play on her new single, “28 Thousand Days.” Before analyzing Keys’ new single, let’s take a brief look on how she arrived at “28 Thousand…