Opinion: I Love R. Kelly, But… ‘Black Panties’ Oversteps


  R. Kelly is one of the most interesting cats in the R&B game; few would deny this.  Personally, he’s always been one of my favorite R&B artists – don’t judge me!   Throughout an illustrious career, Kelly has teetered and tottered between risqué bedroom music and more balanced, sometimes conservative, soulful affairs.  Spend the time…

Bieber Strikes Gold on Surprising “PYD”


Justin Bieber featuring R. Kelly⎪ “PYD” ⎪ Island ⎪⎪ US Release Date: November 18, 2013 Yep, I can’t believe the title myself.  Have I lost my mind? Nope, just read on… Well, Justin Bieber’s thrilling Music Mondays grows its most enthralling with an acronym… “PYD”.  What does this “PYD” mean exactly? It means “Put you…

Review: Jhene Aiko, ‘Sail Out (EP)’


Jhene Aiko’s cool, calm, and collected approach to R&B is quite alluring Jhene Aiko⎪ Sail Out (EP)⎪ Def Jam ⎪⎪ US Release Date: November 11, 2013 It’s too bad that a certain song named “Beware” from Big Sean’s commercially bombing sophomore album Hall of Fame (ironic title right?) didn’t blow up.  Not soley for Big…

Review: Raheem DeVaughn, A Place Called Love Land


Raheem DeVaughn Does What He Does Superbly Raheem DeVaughn⎪ A Place Called Love Land ⎪Mass Appeal⎪⎪ US Release Date: September 3, 2013 Classy is a positive adjective in my book, however when it comes to music, classiness isn’t necessarily the first adjective that comes to mind when describing a potential commercially successful artist or album. …

Review: TGT, ‘Three Kings’


TGT Deliver An Enjoyable, Sensually-Charged, Grown Folks R&B Album  TGT⎪Three Kings⎪Atlantic ⎪⎪ US Release Date: August 20, 2013 Had any one of Tyrese, Ginuwine, or Tank released a solo album this year by themself, that would’ve been a treat in itself.  Instead, the three sensual-minded lover men release their debut as TGT, bringing all their…

Kelly Rowland: More Risqué Than Beyoncé (and Others)


First things first, Kelly Rowland keeps showing R&B listeners she is no Beyoncé.  Often stuck in the shadow of the more popular chanteuse, Rowland’s musical direction as of late has smartly trended opposite of her contemporary.  Perhaps the first time this adjustment truly garnered some deserved attention was when some (including myself) considered 11’s Here I Am a better…