Meek Mill, Wins & Losses | Top 5 Songs


★★★½: Energetic rapper Meek Mill returns with his third studio album, ‘Wins & Losses.’ More often than not, the ‘wins’ outweigh the ‘losses.’

11 Songs Where the Innuendo is Out of Control


Selena Gomez told the world that she “couldn’t keep her hands to herself.”  Gomez’s lack of control perfectly captures the sentiment of the 11 songs selected on this playlist that lack control of their sexual appetites.

30 Simply Filthy R&B Songs!


Love hasn’t faded from R&B completely, believe it or not. That said sex is definitely in its trendiest position ever within the genre. Folks, parental advisory labels are popping up everywhere these days and for good reason. Basically, “Darling Nikki” would barely qualify the explicit label these days. Some R&B songs are just simply filthy….

The Dream Returns with ‘Royalty – The Prequel’ (EP)


Before his questionable  IV Play album (and maybe even 1977 released initially for free credited to Terius Nash),  The-Dream was considered to be one of the most unique and consistent artists in contemporary R&B.  Sure, he’s always been foul-mouthed and risqué, but who ain’t these days? View this post on Instagram THAT FEELING!!! #ONYX A post shared by THE-DREAM (@thekingdream) on…

Mary J. Blige Shines on ‘Think Like A Man Too’


Review – Think Like A Man Too Cutting to the chase, there’s one reason why the Think Like A Man Too soundtrack is buzz worthy aside from the film itself – Mary J. Blige handles performance duties across all 14 tracks. In other words, rather than being a compilation like many soundtracks tend to be,…

The 10 Most Disappointing Albums of 2013…


Throughout 2013, I’ve had the opportunity to review lots of albums.  Some were extremely special (Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City among ‘em), while others were D-I-S-A-P-P-O-I-N-T-I-N-G. Not to be a negative noodle or kill anyone’s happy vibe, but sometimes artists lay an egg… a really rotten one.   Not every album here is just…

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…

2013 Chart Trends: 5 Underachievers and 5 Overachievers


“You win some and you lose some.” At least, that’s what they say.  That’s the case with numerous albums in 2013.  I have chosen five albums that exceeded sales expectations and five albums that fell short of expectations.  Let’s see who made my list… The Overachievers  Honorable Mention(s): Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience (no. 1…