Favorite R&B Albums From 2004 – 2014


The time has come for the unveiling of my favorite R&B album of 2014. But first, how about examining some of my favorite R&B albums over the past 10 years. In 2004, I graduated from high school and began college in the fall – I’m so old. Anyways, staying on script, here are some favorite…

Grammy Predictions: Who Wins in the Urban Categories?


The Grammy nominations have been announced. Now it’s time to dig in (early) and predict who wins within the urban categories – aka R&B and rap. Names to remember – Beyoncé, Kanye West, and Eminem. There are others, but wouldn’t many agree the three heavyweight vets have a great chance of being victorious?   Best…

The Newfound Appeal of the F-Bomb in Pop Music 


Nick Jonas becomes the latest former teen-pop star to turn to the dark side. In other words, he dropped the bomb – the f-bomb (cue foreboding, twisted music now)! For the millennial and younger folk, most of us don’t give a flying ‘you-know-what’ about the f-word. In fact, eavesdrop on a high school or college…

8 Artists: Buy or Sell?


Musicians in particular are known for their respective personalities, controversies, and of course how successful they are or aren’t commercially. Assembling a list of eight big names who have all yielded tremendous success not absent of some sort of controversy or pushback, this post seeks to make a judgement about the state of each artist’s…

12 Songs You Should Be Spinning – September 2014 Edition


View this post on Instagram First stop tomorrow morning @goodmorningamerica #NickandKnight album release performance @nickcarter @jordanknightofficial! Join us in the VIP audience! Access details to #GMA #September2nd in #TimesSquare! Here http://t.co/OZVFhxIvUK A post shared by Nick and Knight (@nickandknight) on Sep 1, 2014 at 1:04pm PDT Let’s keep it short and sweet – this post…

The R&B Malaise Continues: Sales Continue to Sag


R&B sales just aren’t what they once were – there’s just no other way to state it. When a major label R&B album is released these days, the expectation – save for a select few artists – is that it’s not going to sell. Sure, that’s a hella pessimistic view, but what has dissuaded such…

MTV VMAs: A Reflection


View this post on Instagram A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Aug 25, 2014 at 2:01am PDT So on Sunday night, that famous (or infamous) show known as the VMAs took place on MTV. It’s sort of funny you know? At one time, MTV actually played true to its name – music television. Not…

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….

Playlist: 12 Songs to Jam into June


Can you believe that it is June already (Circa June 4th specifically by the time this posts)? My, oh my how time flies these days! What better way to celebrate being a month older – and maybe more importantly summertime – than a playlist, right (do you feel me)? Here are 12 songs that made…

Single Review: Usher, “Good Kisser”


Usher’s on ‘autopilot’ on his suggestive, alluring single “Good Kisser” Usher • “Good Kisser” • RCA • Single Release Date: May 5, 2014 Usher’s new single “Good Kisser” makes this super fan excited for the contemporary R&B male’s upcoming album.  Don’t get me wrong, Looking 4 Myself wasn’t a bad album, but it also wasn’t…