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Elton John – ‘The Lockdown Sessions’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Gregg Kemp Earlier this year, Elton John and Lil Nas X came together to collaborate on the song “One of Me” (they also came together to record an ad for Uber Eats; a disappointing exercise in corporatism by two stars who’ve become known for subversion, but that’s beside the point). The collaboration –… Read more

J. Cole – ‘The Off-Season’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Wesley Mann After three years of waiting, J. Cole has finally released his latest album The Off-Season. While most of Cole’s tracks are heavy-hitting and direct, this album is much more mellow and reflective of his position in music. A lot of music from J. Cole is an assertion of dominance to be… Read more

SAINt JHN – ‘While The World Was Burning’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Krisana Sotelo Carlos St. John Phillips is recovering from a severe case of anonymous success. A decade into a career that was not without its own successes, he was launched into the stratosphere with a billion-plus streaming TikTok remix of his single “Roses.” He was everywhere at once while existing nowhere; few knew… Read more

Jessie Reyez – ‘Before Love Came to Kill Us’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Philip Harris “And I’m sick with feeling like I deserved better // And you’re sick for everything you did to me, it was a setup // And I should Goodfella you, call me Karen, waking up to my Beretta // If I blow your brains out I, I can guarantee that you’ll forget… Read more

Sabrina Claudio: Reinventing R&B

Photo Credit: Kanya Iwana/Courtesy of Warner Music Group Los Angeles based alternative R&B singer Sabrina Claudio is known for her airy vocals and her incredible look  – a look that represents the young modern woman of today. Her style is best described as a mix of HBO’s Euphoria and Solange Knowles: nude colored clothes, natural… Read more

Selena Gomez – ‘Rare’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Matt Baron / Shutterstock Former Disney starlet Selena Gomez is beloved for everything she is, and everything she’s not. So much so, that her diehard fans dubbed the release of her latest solo album in over four years #Rareday. Short for the project’s official title, Rare. Battling everything from lupus, a kidney transplant,… Read more

Next Town Down: Making R&B Look “Easy”

Photo Credit: NTD Facebook Next Town Down is a modern day R&B boy band. They’ve gathered millions of fans across the world with their charismatic personality and multi-instrumental talents. Based out of Los Angeles, these five singers have grown to become an influential force in music. The five members in Next Town Down are Chris… Read more

Normani: Propelled to Stardom

Photo Credit: Dennis Leupold Normani Hamilton was born on May 31, 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia. When she was young, her family moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, her family relocated to Houston, Texas. Normani loved dancing and beauty pageants and she started signing gospel music and recorded her first song when… Read more

6LACK – ‘East Atlanta Love Letter’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Sniffers.co East Atlanta Love Letter is the second full-length release from the Atlanta artist Ricardo Valdez Valentine, otherwise known by his stage name 6LACK. The 13-track album is crafted with deep moods. Intense lyrics combined with melancholic production, lead listeners through the emotionally heavy thoughts of 6LACK. 6LACK jumps between singing R&B and… Read more