Alternative R&B

MMM Top Ten: The 10 Best Songs of 2021 (So Far)

The Top Ten Best Songs of 2021 (So Far) #10. “ACTION” — CHAI Photo Credit: Yoshio Nakaiso “ACTION” finds CHAI rejecting all the weight of self-seriousness (not that the band had much of that to begin with). Black Lives Matter protests inspired the Japanese quartet to think about what a call to action would look… Read more

MMM Top Ten: Our 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2021

Our 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2021 #10. Migos – ‘Culture 3’ (TBA) Photo Credit: Prince Williams/WireImage Just a couple of years ago Migos sat atop the hip-hop throne, but over the last year, my favorite current rap group has not released a great deal of music for various reasons. The trio has been teasing… Read more

Blackbear – ‘Everything Means Nothing’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Sam Dameshek Matthew Tyler Musto has worn many caps in his almost 14-year-old career, releasing album after album and solidifying himself as one of the most consistent artists in the industry. His latest album, Everything Means Nothing, is just an extension of the testament towards his undeterred commitment as an all-around productive musician…. Read more

Jhené Aiko – ‘Chilombo’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Isaac Sterling Chilombo is Jhené Aiko’s third studio album. The title comes from Jhené’s last name, which is not Aiko, – her father called himself Chilombo, and his children took it as their last name. It means “wild beast” in African. Starting with a meditative piano intro on the track “Lotus”, the album… Read more

Trevor Daniel – ‘Nicotine’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Interscope Trevor Daniel, 25, known for his breakout hit in 2018 “Falling” has officially released his debut album Nicotine. It has droplets of depth, thanks to the conscious choice of the artist opting to release only 10-songs. A wise decision, one might say, considering the album might not have been able to endure… Read more

PartyNextDoor – ‘Partymobile’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Nabil Elderkin PartyMobile is the third studio album by Jahron Anthony Brathwaite, better known as PARTYNEXTDOOR. Party releases his music under Drake’s Toronto-based record label OVO (Warner Music Group). PartyMobile was released after a couple years of Party staying in the shadow, only being featured in other artists’ songs. We are presented with… 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

The Weeknd – ‘After Hours’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Nabil Elderkin The Weeknd’s latest album After Hours is quite a thrilling ride. The album is intentionally introduced by The Weeknd’s character of the night (A suave, diamond stud rocking, red suit wearing playboy) featured in a storyline of videos that make up the LP. Things begin as you see the Canadian crooner… Read more