I just had to write about everything that’s been going on in music this week! For RnB fans, especially those of us that love the 90’s vibe this week has been colossal in the world of music. So if you’ve slept all week or been working too hard to take note, here’s what you’ve missed:

The week began with the return of Babyface and Toni Braxton on their collaboration album, ‘Love, Marriage & Divorce’. No doubt people will have misconceptions that an album by these 2 artists will be full of ballads but don’t be mislead the album is Fresh! Babyface and Toni’s voices have never sounded stronger and the vibe of the album is slick, sophisticated soul; ‘Sweat’ and ‘Heart Attack’ in particular are great up tempo tracks.

Then came the Timbaland leak during an online fan chat that he is in talks with Devante about working on the new Jodeci album!!! It’s been 18 years since the RnB sensation released a new single and the music world is so hyped about the return it even made a feature in the Guardian newspaper! Maxwell teased and excited fans with the news that he has finished recording the second installment of his ‘Blacksummer’s Night’ trilogy tweeting, ‘#Summers #recording #finish‘. Jermaine Dupri has also been tweeting from the studio this week, he’s been reunited with Mariah Carey, P. Diddy and Trey Songz and promised us all he’s working on ‘#somuchnewmusic’

As if that wasn’t enough Eric Roberson dropped his new album, ‘B-Sides, Features and Heartache’s’, Miguel released an incredible new track, ‘Simple Things’ and in hip hop Nas announced that he will be releasing a 20th Anniversary 2-disc special edition of ‘Illmatic’, entitled ‘Illmatix XX‘ expected to drop on the 15th of April.

The hottest track of the week for me has been ‘Take It’ by Amp Fiddler feat Rapheal Saadiq from his latest EP ‘Basementality 2’ and if you’re a Raphael Saadiq fan you can catch him live with Tony Toni Tone, Blackstreet, En Vogue, Mint Condtion, Total, Silk and Kut Klose at Wembley Arena on the 15th of February for the ‘RnB Superstars Valentines Special.

How will the world of RnB top this? Looking forward to next week………….

Carly – ann (@CarlyMond)

Amp Fiddler feat Raphael Saadiq – Take it




When I heard Flying High I was like “Allow!”, when I heard Champion I thought “Yo!”, when I heard In The Air I felt disapointment like the parent of a kid that got Level 2’s in his SAT’s even though he revised. So by this point, I had doubts about the album (yh you’ve got collabs but are you gonna sell doe?). But after hearing this, the Trey tune, I’m not going to lie, I’m slyly impressed.

Whatever you have to say about Chipmunk, the A&Ring on this album is delicious! This American quality, Timbaland styled production from none over than H-Money (one of the British additions to the Darkchild camp and the man behind hits like ‘Champion’ and ‘Look For Me’), should allow Chip Diddy Chip to reach the balance between being commercial and credible. Well, as long as he stays away from Moment 4 Life Freestyles and tunes like Game Over.

As much as it hurts me to give props to Sony, I’ll have to rate them if they pull this off.

– Silver J

This is the new video from Trey Songz called ‘Yo Side Of The Bed’ and features the beautiful Keri Hilson. The video’s so touching, definitely another side of Trey.

Ladies, tell me you didnt cry! I DID!


Next single off her new album ‘Stronger With Each Tear’. She’s STILL got it. I effing love her for life.. and Trey would get it.