Posts tagged "Faith Evans"
bLISTerd: The Five Best Albums On Bad Boy Records

bLISTerd: The Five Best Albums On Bad Boy Records

Is Bad Boy closing? Is it still open? If so, why? Whatever Puff is doing, here are his label’s 5 best albums.

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 3: And The Winner Is

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 3: And The Winner Is

The Popblerd staff is all over the Grammy Awards. Check out our latest podcast!

bLISTerd Lite: Five Songs That Sample Chic

bLISTerd Lite: Five Songs That Sample Chic

Awwww freak out (all over again) with five jams that sample Chic!

Guilty Pleasure Alert: "R&B Divas" Announces Second Season Plus L.A. Spinoff

Guilty Pleasure Alert: “R&B Divas” Announces Second Season Plus L.A. Spinoff

The hit TV show “R&B Divas” returns for a second season with added divas and a West Coast expansion!

The Singles Bar: Rahsaan Patterson’s “Crazy*Juicy (Dub)”

If you read our review of Rahsaan Patterson’s Bleuphoria from a few months back, you should already be aware that he’s one of our favorite singers, and now one of our favorite songs from the album has gotten the remix treatment. In it’s original version, “Crazy (Baby)” is just fine, featuring Rah’s idiosyncratic vocals over a danceable beat highlighted by high-end synthesizer stabs and background vocals by Faith Evans and Shanice Wilson. The remix leans on a hefty sample of […]

Spin Cycle: Rahsaan Patterson’s “Bleuphoria”

With each subsequent release, the liquid-voiced Rahsaan Patterson edges closer to the outskirts of r&b. Originally lumped in with that group of singers that formed the “neo-soul” movement in the late ’90s and early ’00s, Patterson cut his teeth on accessible (albeit very accomplished) soul throwbacks; his output this millennium isn’t overly abstract or gratingly experimental – far from it – but his willingness to expand outward and expound on his unique sensibilities have granted him immeasurable artistic success. Wines […]

Moonlighting: Reviews of The Black Eyed Peas & El DeBarge on Popdose!!

Links to reviews of new albums by The Black Eyed Peas and El DeBarge on

My Soul Train Awards Not-So-Live Blog

A live-blog of the 2010 Soul Train Music Awards. This show featured performances by Erykah Badu and Cee-Lo Green, as well as tributes to Anita Baker and Ronald Isley.

Chart Chat 10/14/10: His Name Was Toby

Country music continues it’s stronghold on the Billboard album charts this week. For the third consecutive week, the genre scores a chart-topping debut. This week’s chart-topper is the latest record from Toby Keith. Everyone’s favorite Dixie Chick-basher scores the #1 album with “Bullets in the Gun”. Unfortunately, it also starts with what’s probably the lowest total for a chart-topper in October EVER, scanning just under 71,000 units. Nevertheless, Toby follows Kenny Chesney (now #2) and Zac Brown Band (#5) to […]

New Release Report 10/5/10: Imagining Lennon Reissues

Following last year’s Beatles reissues, the folks at EMI/Capitol are commemorating what would have been the 70th birthday of the great John Lennon by remastering and reissuing his entire eight-album catalog. If you have the scratch and/or are a tremendous Lennon fan, there is also the 11-disc [amazon-product text=”Signature Box” tracking_id=”popblerdcom-20″ type=”text”]B003TVMIDO[/amazon-product]  that contains just about everything the man ever recorded and released. As John Lennon is one of the most iconic figures in popular music, I can think of […]

Chart Stalker 9/15/10: I Need a Witty Sara Bareilles Reference?

This week’s Billboard album chart crowns a new leader, and her name is…Sara Bareilles?? The unassuming singer-songwriter, who initially made waves when her hit single “Love Song” was featured in a TV commercial, sells 90,000 copies of her sophomore effort, “Kaleidoscope Heart”, leading the pack of four debuts in the Top 10. Slipknot side project Stone Sour starts off at #6 with their latest effort, “Audio Secrecy”, and they are followed by indie rock titans Interpol at #7 and alt-rock […]