The Young Lioness

One of my favorite female R&B singer-songwriters, Ms. Teedra Moses, performed a live set at classic NYC venue S.O.B.’s last Thursday and treated the crowd to a taste of new music. Watch Teedra perform the new cut, “I Remember”, below… I’m really feeling this song and I can’t wait ’til a studio version surfaces… DAMN … Continue reading

Ten Years Later

Ten years ago some of hip-hop’s most familiar faces, including Jay-Z, Outkast, and Mos Def, dropped albums that would later come to be considered integral additions to their discographies. COMPLEX Magazine Online looks back a decade to one of hip-hop’s biggest release dates ever – Sept. 29th, 1998. Check out their ‘then and now’ lookat the huge releases … Continue reading

Mr. Ian Wright

As many of you probably know, or maybe not, T.I.‘s new album ‘Paper Trail’ is in stores today (from what I’ve heard of it, it’s a solid album so go pick it up!) – but what you may not know is who’s behind the totally awesome cover art. Meet artist Ian Wright; I’m interested in … Continue reading

More GOOD Music

Good friends and frequent collaborators – John Legend and UK’s hip-hop pin-up doll Estelle are at it again on this newly leaked track from Legend’s upcoming album, ‘Evolver‘. Listen below and let me know what you think about the lovely music these two continue to make together. John Legend – “No Other Love” (ft. Estelle) … Continue reading

OG’s, New Tricks

Iconic emcee and leader of A Tribe Called Quest, Q-Tip, teams up with classic ’90s soul singer D’Angelo on “Believe” – a new track from Q-Tip’s upcoming album, ‘The Renaissance‘. Listen to the track below, followed by the official tracklisting and artwork for the album. 01. Johnny is Dead 02. Won’t Trade 03. Gettin’ Up … Continue reading

Surviving The Times

Kim Osario, former Editor-in-Chief of (at one time) hip-hop bible, The Source, talks with VIBE‘s Jac’leen Smith about drama and rivalries in the male-dominated world of urban music and monthlies. “…when I got the job, it used to bother me that people were like, ‘Oh, the first woman,’ because I was like, ‘Why’s it such a … Continue reading

Seven Pounds

Courtesy of Ms. Danyel Smith (the HBIC over at VIBE Magazine) – oh, and Columbia Pictures – here is the extended trailer for Will Smith’s next film, ‘Seven Pounds’. The film is directed by Gabriele Muccino – who also directed Smith in ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ which was widely acclaimed by fans and critics. Other notable … Continue reading

Keri Hilson – “Energy” (LIVE)

 Yahoo! Music is featuring Keri Hilson‘s exclusive live performance of her first single, “Energy”, off her upcoming debut album, ‘In A Perfect World…‘ (in stores in November – hopefully)  She’s not the strongest vocalist, but there’s just something about this chick that I love – her swagger, her style, and her songwriting are all beautiful … Continue reading

Buenos Días

Listen below to the newly leaked “Good Morning” off John Legend‘s upcoming album, ‘Evolver‘ (in stores Oct. 28). I’m really feeling this track and it’s direct contrast to the upbeat feel of his first single, “Green Light”. If this song sounds familiar – it’s probably because it’s the same song that’s played at the very … Continue reading

Fearless

“I’m scared to look, ’cause I’m scared to see – I’m scared of you, ’cause I’m scared of me.” R&B singer-songwriter Jazmine Sullivan dropped her debut album, ‘Fearless‘, this past Tuesday, and while I’ll spare you a review of the entire album – because really, I don’t understand why nobodies who write blogs think their … Continue reading