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EP REVIEW: Mila J – ‘M.I.L.A. (Made In Los Angeles)’

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Far from a newbie to the music industry, late bloomer Mila J is certainly past due for stardom. With over two decades of industry experience and a handful of gigs […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Prince – ‘Art Official Age’

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The age-old lament that “they don’t make ’em like they used to” is commonly expressed in discussions of contemporary R&B. Fans of classic soul often long for raw, unfiltered vocals […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Chris Brown – ‘X’

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After much delay, Chris Brown’s sixth studio album “X” was finally released on Tuesday. Brown is attempting to change the conversation from his personal life and troubles; making it all […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Jhene Aiko – ‘Souled Out’

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Jhene Aiko’s debut album “Souled Out” was released on September 9. She has become something of a cult obsession in R&B this decade. Her musical styling often compared to the late […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Tank – ‘Stronger’

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R&B veteran  Tank has released his latest studio album “Stronger.” The new album finds the singer in new territory — a more upbeat, forward sound. Tank, who is also a member […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Trey Songz – ‘Trigga’

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Trey Songz delivers to us ‘Trigga, the R&B crooner’s sixth album, via Songbook/ Atlantic Records. On the latest effort we find Songz “unchained” and ready to cement his place on […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Joe – ‘Bridges’

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In today’s world of R&B music, lines seem to be blurred on what is considered R&B and who is considered an ‘R&B’ artist. In the pool of singers who are […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Shaliek – ‘Blood Sweat Tears’

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Rated Next Artist Shaliek has been working on his debut album “Blood Sweat Tears” for some time. Over the last year, his first studio effort has received its share of […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Michael Jackson – ‘Xscape’

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Ten studio albums. One billion records sold worldwide. Hits after hits. One posthumous album. It goes without saying Michael Jackson had a pretty damn successful music career. Does he need […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Ledisi – ‘The Truth’

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In today’s assortment of music, neo-soul doesn’t necessarily get the first pick for awards or radio play. With mainstream pop music receiving the majority of praise and recognition, soul artists […]