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INTERVIEW: Adrian Marcel Talks ‘GMFU’ Album & Mentor Raphael Saadiq

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Adrian Marcel was made for the music. A natural born star, the 24-year-old grew up in the music field highly encouraged by his family and hometown of Oakland, Calif. By […]

ALBUM REVIEW: K. Michelle – ‘Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?’


If there were any question as to whether the ever-blunt K. Michelle would continue to bare all on her new album, the cover photo alone offers a hint. Though strategically […]

4 Reasons To Buy Mary J. Blige’s New Album ‘The London Sessions’


Mary J. Blige will release her 13th studio album The London Sessions on December 2. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul fled to London this summer to soak up the music […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Dave Hollister – ‘Chicago Winds…The Saga Continues’


After recording gospel albums for the past eight years, Hollister has allayed any worries that he had altogether abandoned R&B with his new release. He went solo following a brief […]

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


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’


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 […]

CHART CHECK: Chris Brown’s ‘X’ Makes Strong Debut, Jeremih Dominates Urban Radio


Billboard 200 Artist Album This Week’s Position Last Week’s Position Number of Weeks On Chart Chris Brown “X” No. 2 (Debut) — 1 Jhené Aiko “Souled Out” No. 15 No. […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Chris Brown – ‘X’


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 […]

CHART CHECK: Ariana Grande Lands No. 1 Album, Kem’s ‘It’s You’ Remains No. 1


Billboard R&B Albums  Artist Album This Week Last Week  No. of Weeks Kem Promise To Love No. 1 (Debut) — 1 Beyoncé Beyoncé No. 2 No. 4 38 Smokey Robinson […]