R. City, What Dreams Are Made Of (Short Take Review)


There’s Plenty Of Things To Enjoy About ‘What Dreams Are Made of’ R. City • What Dreams Are Made Of • Kemosabe • Release Date: October 9, 2015 Being truly subjective, normally, a musical duo/group like R. City wouldn’t necessarily “tickle my fancy.” Why? So many times, when reggae is blended with pop, hip-hop or…

Review: Magic! are Pleasant, Sometimes Magical on Debut


Magic! • Don’t Kill the Magic • RCA • US Release Date: July 1, 2014 “Why you gotta be so rude? / Don’t you know I’m human too?” The aforementioned lyric is arguably not only one of the schmaltziest, but also one of the most infectious and addictive. Apparently, a breezy, reggae-pop amalgam can do…

Music Shopping List: 8 Albums To Consider Purchasing June 3, 2014


Perhaps the music industry was spoiled by May releases – perhaps that’s it.  The first week of June is loaded with releases, BUT only two seem like sure bets – Miranda Lambert’s Platinum and 50 Cent’s long-awaited fifth album, Animal Ambition.  The question seems to be, how much will either of these albums move?  Regardless,…

Mini-Review: Cornell Campbell Meets Soothsayers, Nothing Can Stop Us


Cornell Campbell Meets Soothsayers⎪ Nothing Can Stop Us⎪Strut⎪⎪ US Release Date: July 8, 2013 “I don’t want no negative person try to steal my vibe.” That’s what legendary Jamaican artist  Cornell Campbell  sings on standout track “Conqueror” from his 2013 album, Nothing Can Stop Us.  Much like the album title and its titular track, Campbell is…

Review: Congo Natty, ‘Jungle Revolution’


Congo Natty⎪ Jungle Revolution⎪ Big Dada ⎪⎪ US Release Date: July 9, 2013 Who is Congo Natty? Fair question. Congo Natty is best known as Rebel MC (Michael West), a UK musician/producer known for developing the ‘jungle’ style. Natty’s jungle style is truly eclectic and ‘electrifying’ fusing elements of reggae, bass, and hip-hop altogether in alluring…

The Courtney John Project Release Official Video for “Black Cinderella”


The Courtney John Project continue to introduce themselves in premiere fashion in U.S.  And folks don’t sleep on them – this group is doing ‘big things’ musically!  By the way, several sites and magazines have been doing features on this group, including arguably the biggest with Billboard article How Reggae Meets EDM in Jamaica’s ‘Rootstronic’ Courtney John Project ….

Album Capsules: Snoop Lion, will.i.am and Brad Paisley


Snoop Lion, Reincarnated Snoop Lion ⎪ Reincarnated ⎪ RCA⎪⎪ US Release Date: April 23, 2013 Snoop Lion released his first (and to many hopefully only) reggae album Reincarnated via RCA on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.  Having personally listened analytically, the good news is that it is a better than expected album from the weed-loving gangsta.  The bad news is…

New Music & Review: The Courtney John Project


The Courtney John Project • Future • Fiwi Music • Release Date: April 30, 2013 The Courtney John Project: Forward to the Future Few people (artists included) would argue against the notion that music should always be refreshing, vibrant, and forward-thinking. The ‘future’ should ALWAYS be on the minds of artists, particularly given how trends easily come…