Earl St. Clair, My Name Is Earl © Def Jam

Highlights: Earl St. Clair, ‘My Name Is Earl’


Former Hip-Hop Producer turned soul artist Earl St. Clair showcases incredible potential on his debut EP, ‘My Name Is Earl.’ Continue reading Highlights: Earl St. Clair, ‘My Name Is Earl’

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Andra Day, Cheers To The Fall © Buskin/Warner Bros

Andra Day, Cheers To The Fall – Review


Andra Day ‘nails it’ on her retro-soul debut Cheers To The Fall Andra Day • Cheers To The Fall • Buskin/Warner Bros • Release Date: August 28, 2015 For a while in 2015, it seemed the days of being excited about a new R&B artist or new R&B album were done.   The early part of the year nearly killed the vibe for all time. Luckily, … Continue reading Andra Day, Cheers To The Fall – Review

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Ranking Jill Scott’s Albums [Discography Analysis]


  Jill Scott returned in 2015 with her fifth studio album Woman. One thing about Jill is she doesn’t know what a bad album is, a fact that wasn’t lost on Woman. Still, where does Woman fit in the ranks of her rich discography? Let’s rank Scott’s five studio albums! 1) Beautifully Human: Words And Sounds, Vol. 2 (2004) Beautifully Human is clearly one of … Continue reading Ranking Jill Scott’s Albums [Discography Analysis]

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Jill Scott, Woman [Short Take Review]


Jill Scott’s Best Attribute Continues To Work Splendidly For Her – Her Pipes   Jill Scott • Woman • Atlantic • US Release Date: July 24, 2015 Once an artist reaches to certain album number, doesn’t it seem like there’s less anticipation or outright excitement? Sad that may be, but that’s sort of the case for Jill Scott’s Woman. That’s not to say that die-hard … Continue reading Jill Scott, Woman [Short Take Review]

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Bilal, In Another Life [Track By Track Review]


Bilal Delivers Killer Throwback Soul Album On ‘In Another Life’ Bilal • In Another Life • eOne • US Release Date: June 30, 2015  When Bilal drops an album, you know it is FIRE. What, excuse me? Why so confident there music reviewer fellow? The confidence is because it’s true. Not everybody may be on board with Bilal’s alternative R&B/retro soul agenda, but if that’s … Continue reading Bilal, In Another Life [Track By Track Review]

Leon Bridges in 'Coming Home' music video (Columbia, YouTube)

Leon Bridges Takes Soul Back To The 60s On Debut ‘Coming Home’ (Review)


Leon Bridges • Coming Home • Columbia • US Release Date: June 23, 2015 R&B is dead right? No of course it isn’t! Sure, the genre may have some identity issues not to mention horrible problems in regards to promotion, but the genre is still alive and kicking…well it’s alive. Usually, when a newbie enters the R&B fold, he’s looking to be the next POPular … Continue reading Leon Bridges Takes Soul Back To The 60s On Debut ‘Coming Home’ (Review)