I’ve always been a massive fan of this lady so was extremely happy when I heard her announce she’d be dropping an album in the fall called ‘Passion Like Fire’ also quoted in this Salaam Remi produced / Co written gem.
Salaam is a production giant developing hits for the Fugees, Amy Winehouse, Nas and Miguel and he’s locked in his familiar hip hop soul stamp on this beauty of a record.
This will be the former Quincy Jones’ protégé’s 7th studio album coming via (e)one (entertainment one) and I’m hoping the rest of the album has input from Salaam because Tamia sits beautifully in this lane.
Enjoy this piece of audio niceness
British singer-songwriter, rapper and record producer, Angel has just dropped his new single ‘Woman’. This is a remarkable and beautifully done track that once you hear it, speaks to your soul. The sweet gem is all about celebrating women and expressing his love. It seems as though he is taking his music back to the 90s R&B theme when it was all about evoking feelings of love, lust and romance.
It’s really exciting to see a UK R&B artist doing their thing in the R&B industry. Angel has been around for a minute and he keeps getting better and better.
CoZ are responsible for “The Story So Far”, my favourite album of 2017 and are set to deliver my favourite album of 2018.
They’ve unleashed a double sided beast of a record to get the ball rolling on album two (although when i interviewed them, they insisted that “The Story So Far” was actually a set up EP and was just a sign of things to come. I believe that now!
“Slow down” is a soothing, soulful summer anthem kicking off with Tyler delivering vocal perfection before Konny spits a verse later in the track as does Tyler.
“All Night” is a lil boom bap hip hop soul gem that is up there with the standard they’ve set themselves as artists. BIG & FLAWLESS!!
Konny Kon & Tyler Daley aka CoZ have absolutely smashed it with these two new tracks.
Long may their reign of fire continue.
Pre order the single here
Here’s a teaser of what’s to come…
The wonderful Janelle Monáe is back in the music game strong after stelllar performances in two major Academy Award nominated flix Hidden Figures and Moonlight, the latter picking up the award at the 89th Academy awards.
Busy on film and busy putting out R&B niceness like this one!!
Watch out for her album Dirty Computer dropping April 27th. Pre order here
I’m a massive fan of this exciting new artist. She seems to be going from strength to strength and has now reached that point where anything she releases, i’m interested simply because of her open hearted lyricism and heavyweight beats designed for her supple vocal delivery.
Hailing from Leicester, Mahalia’s latest offering is produced by Maths Times Joy who was also responsible for her stand-out cut ‘Sober’ (9 Million YouTube views).
There is currently no video for this track as yet but it’s so hot i needed to share it with you. When the official vid is ready i’ll replace this audio with visual, in the meantime, enjoy!!
It would appear living legend, Toni Braxton is yet to un-break her heart based on her new album ‘Sex & Cigarettes’. However, if this is the music she produces with a broken heart we are not sure we want it fixed. Although it’s a short album with only eight tracks, she has some real hits. Her single ‘Long As I Live’ is currently generating a buzz but the single also entitled ‘Sex & Cigarette’ is a real treat for R&B ballad lovers. Braxton pouring out her heart on the record, accompanied by a smooth piano, gives us what I can only describe as soulful deliciousness.
Lauryn Hill is set to embark on a massive tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her debut and only solo studio album ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’.
According to The Fader, she’ll perform the classic LP in full and the 29 date North American tour will commence July 5th 2018 in Virginia Beach.
There’s nothing to suggest she’ll be bringing the tour this side of the pond but hopefully if she does it will truly reflect the albums original versions and not the reggae-rockified versions she delivered last time round.
Watch this space!
Alicia Keys is back in a big way!! Dropping a seriously addictive track, ‘In Common‘ which delivers dancehall undertones perfect for the summer!
Produced by Illangelo, known for producing Drake, The Weeknd and Majid Jordan, the track is a fresh, slightly unexpected sound for Alicia Keys.
Details of a new album are yet to be announced, but fans can catch Alicia as a judge on the new season of The Voice in the US later this year and you can pick up the new track here