Anderson .Paak

MMM Top Ten: 10 R&B Artists You Should be Listening to in 2021

R&B from its very beginning has been a genre that has never been a monolith. Its ever-evolving sounds and artists, from the smooth slow jams of Barry White to the powerhouse that is Alicia Keys, have proved that the genre is here to stay and will be until the end of time. There are very… Read more

MMM Thoughts: Album Sales vs. The Quality of Music – Which Truly Measures Success?

Photo Credit: Collages via Billboard Most people will tell you that the only success that translates financially is “success.” In music, certainly, it’s thought to be almost entirely mathematical: the more records an artist has sold, the more “successful” they are (of course, in recent decades the number of downloads and streams would also have… Read more

2021 Grammys: Highlights & Navigating COVID-19

Photo Credit: Getty Images for The Recording Academy (All Photos) The 2021 Grammy’s were one to remember. During the COVID-19 pandemic, award shows like the Oscars, Emmys, and Golden Globes were struggling to adapt to a blend of in-person and virtual acceptances, and pulled off their respective shows with varying degrees of success. The Grammys… Read more

Big Sean – ‘Detroit 2’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Julian Klincewicz You can tell from the very beginning of Big Sean’s fifth number one album Detroit 2, that the Michigan native sounds more balanced and elevated as a person and as an artist than ever before. As a sequel to the 2012 mixtape titled Detroit, the project is stacked with a stout… Read more

Eminem – ‘Music To Be Murdered By’ Album Review

 Photo Credit: rag & bone X Eminem Music To Be Murdered By from hip-hop honcho Eminem begins as you immediately hear something being peculiarly shoveled in the background of the Dr. Dre produced “Premonition” introduction track. Em then goes on to lyrically assassinate a two-minute tirade of a welcome. Reminding everyone, he’s back! And it’s… Read more

Anderson .Paak – ‘Ventura’ Album Review

Anderson .Paak has taken his fans and listeners on a ride up the California West Coast by releasing his fourth studio album Ventura after a short six months of releasing his third studio album Oxnard, and long time fans must admit, they are sitting back and enjoying the view. The two albums were recorded at… Read more

Anderson .Paak – ‘Oxnard’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Katie Spoleti Long awaited fans of the multi-talented jack-of-all-trades, drummer, producer, writer, and rapper, Anderson .Paak were nothing less than excited to blast the latest creation from the unique and one of a kind artist. Oxnard is his third studio album, but his first album release from his mentor, Dr. Dre’s label, Aftermath… Read more