[Music Review] Monica’s “New Life”

Monica‘s previous album ‘Still Standing‘ left me with such a rush that I had big expectations for the next. I’ve always been a fan of this talented lady and my loyalty only strengthened upon hearing that the singer will never abandon her r&b roots in the name of conformity.

New Life‘ is Monica’s seventh studio album and boy have I heard plenty of mixed reviews about this one. Well, I’m not one to base my opinion on what others say so I believe a fair track-by-track review is necessary to put the critics to rest, or maybe learn if they have a point on this one. Join me as I evaluate Monica’s ‘New Life’ and see what this journey unravels: Continue reading “[Music Review] Monica’s “New Life””

Monica gets deep in “Until It’s Gone”

Leave it to Monica to give us some thought provoking and never changing r&b music. In her music video for “Until It’s Gone,” the singer invited actors Brian White and Malinda Williams to portray a couple on the edge because of Brian’s infidelity. The Missy Elliott and Jazmine Sullivan penned single had me emotional but also encouraged me to be more appreciative of every single thing I have now before it’s too late. What I’ve always loved about Monica is how real she keeps it real; this woman sells music and not sex. Her songs have substantial meaning and I’m sure some other singers can take a page out of her book. Anyways, “Until It’s Gone” is the second single from Monica’s upcoming seventh studio album “New Life.” Check out the video below and tell us what you think: Continue reading “Monica gets deep in “Until It’s Gone””

[Review] Demi Lovato’s “Unbroken”

Demi Lovato took a break from entertainment to basically mend her heart and work on her personal troubles. Fans are now ecstatic for her return with the new album “Unbroken.” In her words, this record was very therapeutic in terms of expressing her true feelings and telling listeners about who she was beyond the artist. It signifies the journey of moving from a sad and unhappy place, to becoming the joyful and “healthy” person she is today. Demi hopes that not only will this new album entertain but also inspire others to break free from their chains and seek out a better life. Aside from its inspiring concept, Demi is considered to be sounding better than ever on this record with her raspy and powerful vocals. The album is described as intense, representing Demi’s growth as an artist. However, will “Unbroken” proven to be as impressive and edgy, or even better than her previous “Here we go again?” We’ll see after I do a quick run down of the album track by track. And so begins my review. Continue reading “[Review] Demi Lovato’s “Unbroken””

Monica will do “Anything (to find you)”

R&B singing sensation Monica has unleashed the music video for her old school hip hop/r&b influenced single “Anything (to find you)”, featuring the silk wearing rapper Rick Ross. The song was written and produced by long time friend and internationally known rap artist Missy Elliott, and is about a woman willing to go the extremes to find true love. And let me mention that the singer is looking fly as ever in the video. “Anything” will be included on Monica’s upcoming 7th studio album “New Life,” which will be in stores November 8th. This song is definitely a breath of fresh air from the suffocating air poisoned by this europop bull. Anyways, check out the video below and tell us what you think about the song. Continue reading “Monica will do “Anything (to find you)””

Remembering Aaliyah

What is it about Aaliyah that made millions fall inlove with her? Is it her exuberating warmth whenever she came in contact with someone, or was it the fact that she loved selflessly, giving back to the community in however way she could. Whatever it is, there’s obviously something very special about this woman that enables many to remember her even 10 years after her death. Aaliyah has been in our hearts since her debut. Her sultry, smooth voice had us hooked. And her tomboy swag and chic outfits appealed to fans around the globe. Liyah’s music remains to inspire and keep us dancing in reminiscent of who she was as a person and artist, but at times gets us all emotional knowing she’s no longer with us encouraging and doing what she loves best. It was a life cut short but we rest assure in the fact that Aaliyah was here and she did achieve more than what a young woman her age was expected to. At this moment, I’d like to pay tribute to the r&b superstar who simply went only by one name; a friendly, funny, and kind woman we all liked to call Babygirl, but to the world of music, you might know her as Aaliyah. Continue reading “Remembering Aaliyah”

Why Missy’s been missing

 

 

Rapper Missy Elliott, who brought us hits like “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)“, “Get Ur Freak On“, and “Work It“, and is currently the only female MC to have six albums certified platinum, has been absent from the music scene for quite some time now. Fans were left in wonderland trying to decipher if the entertainer was ever going to return. Well, Missy recently had an interview with People magazine to finally clear the air as to why she hasn’t been releasing any new music. The artist has been battling Graves’ disease since 2008. This is an autoimmune disorder (a condition that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue) that leads to overactivity of the thyroid gland.  Continue reading “Why Missy’s been missing”