D’Angelo Drops NEW Album: Black Messiah

December 15th, 2014


RnB family the wait is FINALLY over!!! 14 years after the release of his last album, ‘Voodoo D’Angelo has today released his new project entitled, ‘Black Messiah.

The album is a force field of Funk, Soul, Rock, Hip Hop and Neo-Soul, it’s experimental and energetic, fans of ‘Voodoo‘ won’t be disappointed and it feels like a natural step up progression from that album.

Black Messiah is charged with political and social connotations but also delves into the realms of love and sex with fluidity and finesse, collaborations on the album include Questlove, Q Tip, James Gadson and Kendra Foster who co-wrote many of the albums tracks.

Every now and again you hear an album that you know is an instant masterpiece, D’Angelo’s Black Messiah is definitely one of them! Cop it on Itunes or stream it on Spotify now!!!!!

Listen to and download first single entitled, ‘Sugah Daddyhere

@CarlyMond


#TheBIGRnBShow – Pull Up – Tinashe Interview

November 25th, 2014


Hey R&B Famalam,
check out this weeks #TheBIGRnBShow with my guest R&B Princess Tinashe
Spread the R&B Wurd and enjoy
R xx

#TheBIGRnBShow – Pull Up! Tinashe Interview 24th Nov 2014 by Ronnie Herel on Mixcloud


BJ The Chicago Kid Drops Killer New EP: ‘The M.A.F.E Project’

November 20th, 2014


It’s been a big year for the TDE signed singer, songwriter, ‘BJ The Chicago Kid‘, starting with his collaboration on the Schoolboy Q track, ‘Studio‘ he has gone on to drop solo tracks like, ‘Real Love Never Dies‘ and ‘Perfect‘, generating critical acclaim and demand from fans for a new album.

His new E.P ‘The M.A.F.E Project‘, features 12 new tracks, boasting features from Freddie Gibson and Schoolboy Q and production credits from Da Internz and Hip Hop duo Mike & Keys (formerly ‘The Furturistiks’).

The E.P is a perfect blend of RnB and Hip Hop with a bit of Mowtown flava mixed in. BJ The Chicago Kid pays homeage in style and lyrics to the likes of Jodeci, James Brown, Aaliyah and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, whilst maintaining a freshness with his musical style. High points of ‘The M.A.F.E Project‘ are the raw and bluesy, ‘Real Love Never Dies‘ and BJ’s version of the Aaliyah classic ‘One In A Million‘ which he geniusly mixes with Jodeci’sFeenin‘ making the track a must for 90′s RnB fans!

The M.A.F.E Project‘ has something for everyone and is definitley a highlight album of the year, you can download it for FREE via BJ The Chicago Kid’s website, click on the link below and enjoy!!

http://bjtck.com/

Carly – ann (@CarlyMond)


BJ The Chicago Kid – ‘One In A Million’

 

 

 


Sean McCabe – It’s Time LP (ZR Records)

October 30th, 2014


Hi Soulquarians,

It’s a time where there is incredible musical creativity flowing and once again i’ve been lucky enough to give you a heads up on something that’s going to be HUGE!

Sean McCabe came to my attention 5 years ago whilst he and i were billed to spin at the first SunceBeat festival (Croatia) Garden party. When he took to the decks he started letting off some SERIOUSLY soulful house music steam. The link had to be made.

From that point he has become a friend and one of the most prolific and sort after producer / remixers of this current house generation notching up remix credits for Roy Ayers, Lynn Lockamy, Peven Everett & Byron Stingly.

He alerted me to the fact he was releasing an album about a year ago and now “It’s Time”.

The album is HEAVY!!!

It consists of beautifully constructed cuts with an impressive selection of vocal collaborators including Taliwa, Nathan Adams, Donaeo, Jennifer Wallace and Hanna Khemoh.

My favourite cuts are “Something about You” ft Jennifer Wallace, “Reach Out” ft Hannah Khemoh and Back To Front with Nathan Adams.

There are also two super chilled moments with the Hip Hop driven “All Of The Above” ft Big Ed finale and Sunday Lazin’ (too short in my opinion) Sean make me a longer version please!!

The album lands on Joey Negro’s label ZR Records on 3:11:2014

It’s an absolute necessity for real music lovers!

RH

sean-mccabe-its-time_altroverso


HOT New Track: Jamie Foxx – ‘Ain’t My Fault’

October 24th, 2014


It’s been a while since we’ve heard the soulful stylings of Jamie Foxx, after delivering huge RnB hits on his 2006 album, ‘UnpredictableFoxx failed to make an impact with his follow up 2010 album, ‘Best Night of My Life‘.

Sounding back on top form Jamie Foxx has dropped a new track today entitled, ‘Ain’t My Fault‘ produced by singer and producer Mario Winans. With a smooth,seductive vibe and Jamie’s vocal’s sounding on point, the track is a must for all RnB fans. Unfortunatley there is no official word on a new album, so until we here more just hit repeat on this one!

Carly – ann (@CarlyMond)


Jamie Foxx – ‘Ain’t My Fault’

 

 

 


Chrisette Michelle – Super Chris

September 25th, 2014


Hey my R&B family,

it’s one you need to know about.

Soul-Jazz songstress Chrisette Michele unleashes this sweet freeness for your listening pleasure.

It’s the first single from the upcoming album, The Lyricists’ Opus! and t’is a beauty so click the pic, DL and enjoy.

R x

Chrisette-Michele-Super-Chris


Ameriie – The BIG Interview

September 24th, 2014


Hey R&B family,
here’s a chance to listen to my conversation with the lovely U.S R&B star Ameriie when she came to the UK.

She reveals details about her 2 forthcoming albums, talks about the state of R&B and black music stateside and why did she add the extra ‘I’ to her name?

Click the link to find out.
Enjoy
R xx
 

Amerie images

Ameriie – The BIG Interview with Ronnie Herel by Ronnie Herel on Mixcloud


Lauryn Hill Live in Concert Review

September 22nd, 2014


Lauryn HillOk guys, for y’all that wanna know, here’s my Lauryn Hill concert review.

After hearing about all the negative feedback n tweets the night before I was slightly rattled about how this show would unfold.

I attended Lauryn Hill’s concert last night at the O2 Academy Brixton (Sunday 21st Sept 2014) because like most LH fans I wanted to experience highly anticipated rare live show moments from her masterpiece Miseducation album as well as some classic old school Refugee Camp bigness.

She came on stage just before 10pm with plenty of energy but proceeded to do odd, unrecognizable, sped up, “Happy” style rocky versions of songs like “Everything is Everything”, “To Zion” and “Ex Factor”.
“Lost Ones” was ok for the first 60 seconds but then she journeyed into rock-reggae mash up mode which didn’t hit the musical spot at all leaving the audience, including me, looking on in bemusement!

The sound quality was absolutely appalling and coupled with her strange reggae / rock renditions, LH probably ruined as many of Bob Marley songs (including Jammin’, “Is This Love”, and “Could You be Loved”) as she did her own.

One highlight was the short acoustic set midway through where it was clear to hear that Ms LH’s vocals were still flawlessly on point when not having to fight through a wall of bad sound engineering. I would have preferred her to have kept the entire show unplugged as the band failed to make any soulful impact in my opinion.
Another better moment was LH revisiting her Fugees days with decent versions of “Fu-Gee-La”, “Ready Or Not” and “Killing Me Softly”. This was briefly the old Lauryn Hill we came to know and love from her 90s reign but again the sound made for a painfully strained listen.
Her finale tune was the anthemic Doo Wop (That Thing), which was probably the one track that sounded anything like a live version should but by then I think I’d lost the will.

I knew it would be a risk to go and see Lauryn Hill Live, having had her personal life scrutinized, her troubles (sometimes self inflicted it has to be said) splashed across certain publications. Risky because you don’t want to hear someone as genius as her get it so wrong on stage, that it ruins the Miseducation and Fugees legacy forever. But that optimistic part of me was hoping to hear her come out the other side of adversity with an incredible show.
Sadly, it was incredible for all the wrong reasons but one thing is certain, that “Miseducation” album remains a classic and luckily I can go back to it and indulge in Queen LH’s music in it’s original soulful form whenever I like so i still have to thank her for delivering that piece of musical niceness on wax.

RH


Incisive – Mind Games ft. Rukhsana Merrise

September 15th, 2014


Hey R&B family,
been a minute. I had to let you know about this one.
Lyrical flow-a-cist Incisive delivers his follow up to ‘Breathe’ which is set to do big things.
Featuring the sweet vocals of Rukhsana Merrise, the minimalistic beats are laced with Incisive’s unique poetical delivery conveying the idea of your mind playing tricks on you.
This is a musical must!
‘Mind Games’ will be available from all good online vendors 6th October 2014.
In the meantime enjoy the vid.
Love n blessness.
RH


Jhene Aiko Drops Debut Album: Souled Out TODAY!

September 8th, 2014


Arguably one of the most highly anticipated albums of 2014 is released today, Jhene Aiko has just dropped her debut album entitled, ‘Souled Out‘.

Jhene Aiko is no stranger to the RnB scene, having started out in the industry in 2002, aged 12 performing backing vocals on B2K tracks. She stormed into the spotlight last year when she featured on Drake’s album, ‘Nothing Was The Same’ and released her acclaimed EP ‘Sail Out‘ later in the year.

This debut album showcases Jhene Aiko’s impressive songwriting skills, with writing credits on all 14 tracks, she also boasts a production credit along with several others including No I.D and Fisticuffs both of whom worked on ‘Sail Out’.

Souled Out stays true to Jhene Aiko’s distinctive style, exploring a more ‘indie’ side to RnB, similar to the sounds of Miguel and SZA. She keeps her hip hop vibe alive on track, ‘Pretty Bird‘ which features Common, she opens up about her personal life with ‘Promises‘, which is dedicated to and features her 5 year old daughter, while the rest of the album flows between the dark and haunting style of previous single, ‘The Worst‘, uplifting melodies and laid back, soulful vibes.

If you are a fan of any of Jhene Aiko’s previous work the album will not dissapoint, if you’re yet to get familiar with this ecletic soulstress go cop the album for a refreshingly unique and soulful experience!

Carly – ann (@CarlyMond)


Jhene Aiko – ‘Spotless Mind’ featured on the album ‘Souled Out’

 

 

 


Alexandra Burke Duchess Dwele Loick Essien Neyo Preeya Khalidas Radio 1s Tom Deacon (Not BatMan) Raphael Saadiq Ronnie & Abel Miller Salaam Remi The Legendary GURU - RIP Trey Songz Yasmin Alicia Keys Amp Fiddler Angie Stone Ashanti Brand New Heavies Chaka Khan Choklate Christte Michelle Common Corrine Bailey Rae Dizzee Rascal Eric Robinson and Beverly Knight MBE Beverley Knight Estelle Jagged Edge Janet Jackson Jill Scott JLS Justin Timberlake Keri Hilson Kool and the Gang Leah Lional Richie Mario Winans Mary J Blige Melanie Fiona Mutya Omarion Raphael Saadiq Ray J Erykah Badu Cassie Mary J Blige Shortie Blitz Sleepy Brown Sugar Hill Gang Teddy Riley Terry Lewis Toni Braxton Toni Braxton T Pain Tweet

Social Widgets powered by AB-WebLog.com.