Whatever Happened to…?

R&B music. A genre deemed sexy, sensual, emotional, passionate, groovy, tasteful, for the talented vocalists, and often times contemporary. Like many, I’m a lover of rhythm and blues, in particular the 90s. Because in that era, there were people who actually could sing and performed songs that actually made sense. Its quite interesting how the genre hardly gets any recognition these days, and those who started out … Continue reading Whatever Happened to…?

[Review] Trey Songz “Chapter V”

RFile:Trey songz chapter v cover real.jpgTrey Songz has a new album out entitled, Chapter V. Kai succinctly sums it up as: lacking depth, showing no growth, if anything, regressing creatively as an artiste. Scathing review but, as a fan, probably even stan simply put, I’m beyond devastated by this lackluster release of an album.

It has been three years since I last bought his album ‘Ready, which I dearly cherish. His excessive sex laced theme in subsequent albums and mixtapes, ensured a self-induced three year long fast from his music. There was a creativity void  that I was looking for him to fill, of which,judging from his latest efforts,  he hasn’t.  

I randomly came across his announcement of a new album release on twitter two days ago, and my heart flattered a little.  It was sort of like a  reunion of  a first love that never died. We were both willing to reconnect and give the relationship a second shot. Yap! It was all good until my hopes were shattered into tiny little microscopic mini hearts after taking a listen, prompting me to scratch my head in wonderment and ask Were we ever meant to be, or I should completely let go? Find out why this  fan, is non too pleased with his latest work of disaster oops, excuse me, art. Continue reading “[Review] Trey Songz “Chapter V””

[Review] Tyrese’s “Open Invitation!”

Open Invitation

When Tyrese is not dolling out advice that has me at WTF to women, he is such a chocolate wonder! I first  became acquainted with his fine self after watching his video I like them girls. His well defined torso had me wanting to be his sweet lady. The only problem with this ‘fantasy‘ was my lack of full allegiance. Blame it on Usher. Tyrese  kept asking me ‘ how you gonna act like that , to which I was without an answer. Therefore,  I decided the best thing to do was to disengage from anything Tyrese related. Now, almost 10 years later, his chocolate fooiiiiness is calling me back to do a review of his latest, album Open Invitation. It’s his first independently released, 5th studio album.  Join me in dipping and bumping some chocolate wonder music! Yummmm….

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Spotlight – Brutha

Meet Brutha, an American R&B quintet consisting of five brothers: Grady, Cheyenne, Jacob, Jared, and Anthony. The group became known nationally through their reality television show “Brothers to Brutha” on BET. The show displayed Brutha’s hard-work and determination to make it in the entertainment industry.

In 2007, the group’s uncle Donny Harrell, the CEO of Goodfellas Entertainment, and (the now late) Shakir Stewart, a Senior Vice-President of A&R at Island Def Jam, invited the brothers to Atlanta to audition for Jermaine Dupri. Dupri became impressed and later signed them to Island Def Jam Music Group.

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