JoJo Hailey is back with another solo track, Official. He continues on with his success after his last two singles, In My Arms and Special. Check it out and let us know what you think.
Teen Summit was a great show on BET that tackled real issues facing the youth. It also showcased some great R&B talents in their early performances. Xscape was on the show before they were even signed to a label, and it is one of the few recorded performances we have of the great group 7 Mile. Check out our favorite performances inside.
Overall, Classic Example is a solid album that showed the potential of the group. They have talented vocals and were capable of moving between the ballads and up-tempo songs with ease. I feel like the group had the potential to blow up big, but were held back by weak writing. Many of the tracks just have such limited lyrics that prevent them from becoming the hits they could be. Still, the album is well worth the listen as you'll be surprised by what you hear. And if you can, definitely check out the group's song It's Alright, from the movie South Central.
Tank samples This Woman's Work on his new track, Can't Let It Show. It's a great use of the classic song and elevates this beautiful track to a whole nother level.
Death is such a powerful, emotional event that we all have to cope with. Losing family, friends, even just close acquaintances can change your life in so many ways. Oftentimes, having songs you can connect with and help vocalize your emotions help. We try and provide the list of great R&B songs that can help deal with these difficult situations.
Overall, it's an enjoyable album with some strong New Jack tracks. However, the ballads just weren't quite there yet at this point in Bub's career. It felt almost like a poor man's Gerald LeVert with the riffs and emotional runs, but lacking LeVert's depth and range. Still, a good start to a solid solo career.
After 7 is back with new music. They've released their new single Bittersweet, and have a video to go alongside it. Check it out inside and let us know what you think of the group's new makeup.
Tony Rich Project is an artist of such variety and talent. Across six solid albums, he has explored soul, jazz, R&B, and rock. We attempt to review his career and pick out our favorite songs by this tremendous artist.
Overall, it's a solid tribute to 90s R&B and a solid return for a talented group. Unfortunately, the biggest strike against the album is the difficulty in finding it. If you can get it, it's worth it, just to get a taste of classic R&B today.
Goodfellaz was a talented R&B group in the 90s, featuring DeLouie Avant Jr, Ray Vencier, and Angel Vasquez. They released the self-titled album Goodfellaz in 1997 to much acclaim, and put out hit singles like "Sugar Honey Ice Tea" and "If You Walk Away." In this two part series, we sit down with Angel Vasquez to talk about the rise and fall and hopeful return of Goodfellaz.
Shawn Rivera of Az Yet has joined Viva Mas and is already putting out great music with the group. Here is his arrangement of Stevie Wonder's Overjoyed, performed by the men of Viva Mas.
Kem has released a music video for his #1 single Live Out Your Love. While there's no Toni Braxton in the video, it's still a great song and well worth checking out.