The Chronicles of the Underrated: Angie Stone


In every genre of music, there are three big tiers of artists. The top tiers of artists are those that are commercially/relatively commercially successful and often beloved or at least respected by critics. The bottom tiers are those who have been unable to make it and generally are loathed by critics. Then there’s that middle…

Alicia Keys, ‘28 Thousand Days’ (Single Review)


 Alicia Keys goes retro on new single ’28 Thousand Days’ Alicia Keys • 28 Thousand Days – Single • RCA • Release Date: July 31, 2015 Alicia Keys came to play on her new single, “28 Thousand Days.” Before analyzing Keys’ new single, let’s take a brief look on how she arrived at “28 Thousand…

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…

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…

Lyfe Jennings Remains Consistent and Keeps It 100 On ‘Tree Of Lyfe’


 Lyfe Jennings • Tree of Lyfe • RED (Sony) • US Release Date: June 23, 2015 Like so many artists, R&B singer/songwriter Lyfe Jennings had his ‘run’ in the game. Following his biggest successes, his album sales dwindled and he went from major label to independent label – yep, basically the story of many a…