Review: Ledisi, ‘The Truth’


Ledisi unleashes more contemporary R&B moments on The Truth Ledisi • The Truth • Verve • US Release Date: March 11, 2014 Ledisi Young is one of more talented R&B singers of present times, period.  Honestly, the 41-year old artist has nothing short of extraordinary, soulful pipes; the passion translates easily. Even so, being talented…

Review: Aloe Blacc, ‘Lift Your Spirit’


 Aloe Blacc’s third album Lift Your Spirit does just that Aloe Blacc • Lift Your Spirit • Interscope • US Release Date: March 11, 2014 R&B singer Aloe Blacc is not in his first rodeo; he had an outstanding single out in 2010 entitled “I Need A Dollar” that should have foreshadowed what was to…

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…

Review: Toni Braxton & Babyface, ‘Love Marriage & Divorce’


  Toni Braxton and Babyface make some sweet, classy music on Love Marriage & Divorce  Toni Braxton & Babyface • Love Marriage & Divorce • Motown • US Release Date: February 4, 2014 There’s just something special when two R&B veterans collaborate together.  Honestly, when your career has past its peak, why not come together…

Review: Ruben Studdard, ‘Unconditional Love’


Studdard is in excellent voice on the relatively safe Unconditional Love  Ruben Studdard • Unconditional Love • Verve • US Release Date: February 4, 2014 On February 4th, R&B artist Ruben Studdard released his sixth album, Unconditional Love. It is hard to believe that the “Velvet Teddy Bear” has released six albums.  Unless you’re an…