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Guess What? I Have Something To Say About Adele's 25, Too!

Guess What? I Have Something To Say About Adele’s 25, Too!

A review of the biggest musical event of 2015, Adele’s “25”.

The Black Eagle Soars Once Again: Janet Jackson's Triumphant Return

The Black Eagle Soars Once Again: Janet Jackson’s Triumphant Return

Pop icon Janet Jackson returns with “Unbreakable”, her first album of new material in seven years. How does Miss Janet fare? Check out the review.

Gotta Have Some Faith In The Sound: Prejudice Is Still Worth A Listen, 25 Years Later

Gotta Have Some Faith In The Sound: Prejudice Is Still Worth A Listen, 25 Years Later

An appreciation of George Michael’s “Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1”, 25 years (or so) after its release.

Welcome To The Land Of Milk And Honey Courtesy Of The Foreign Exchange

Welcome To The Land Of Milk And Honey Courtesy Of The Foreign Exchange

The Foreign Exchange give you that good grown-folks soul music on their new album, “Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey”.

25 Years Of Fear Of A Black Planet

25 Years Of Fear Of A Black Planet

If you were to ask me to list my favorite rap albums of all time (hey, there’s an idea for a future list), ┬áPublic Enemy’s Fear Of A Black Planet would be near the top of that list. The album┬ábroke new ground sonically and lyrically, and should be an essential part of any hip-hop fan’s collection. As a 13 year old who was already knee deep in hip-hop when Fear came out, the album was a watershed moment in my […]

Some Way Out Funk Courtesy Of The Legendary Steve Arrington

Some Way Out Funk Courtesy Of The Legendary Steve Arrington

Have you had your funk today?

Jennifer Hudson Establishes Identity; Sings Her Ass Off on JHud

Jennifer Hudson Establishes Identity; Sings Her Ass Off on JHud

Jennifer Hudson gets delightfully retro on a surprisingly good new album.

A Diva Disaster: The Queen Of Soul Stumbles With Covers Collection

A Diva Disaster: The Queen Of Soul Stumbles With Covers Collection

No, Aretha. Just…no.

Lenny Kravitz Struts To A Dancier Beat On New Album

Lenny Kravitz Struts To A Dancier Beat On New Album

Lenny celebrates 25 years of being Lenny by…being Lenny.

Album Review: Prince's Art Official Age

Album Review: Prince’s Art Official Age

Is “Art Official Age” a return to form? Or is it more of the same ol’ lazy that we’ve been getting from Prince for most of the past decade?

Dance/Funk Paradise: Harts Releases Daydreamer LP

Dance/Funk Paradise: Harts Releases Daydreamer LP

Want to dance? Check out Harts’ new album and thank me later.

Jody Watley Returns To Take You To Paradise

Jody Watley Returns To Take You To Paradise

Get ready to dance your behind off with the help of Jody Watley’s new EP.