R&B

James Blake: Assume Form

I’ve been a fan of James Blake for years. With his odd sound but soothing voice that went with so much but not quite with anything. He made you listen for different reasons and some how you would hear him sprinkled in with some hip hop folks. His dark brooding sound that was heard for years could have been a precursor to the young depressed sound you some times hear today. But this new release has a tone that’s unfamiliar but quite refreshing. This is the evolution of James Blake with a touch of his hip hop buddies help.

Solange: When I Get Home

Our next R&B release is a spiritual amazing sequel to a seat at the table that transcend lyrics and takes you into another level of music. Sean and I kept silent about our review until we sat down to review it together. This is our thoughts.

When I Get Home is the fourth studio album by American singer and songwriter Solange, released on March 1, 2019. It is the follow-up to her 2016 album A Seat at the Table and explores Solange Knowles' hometown of Houston, Texas

Doja Cat Amala (Deluxe Edition)

We flip into our R&B releases that we were happy to break from the the rap scene for a session or two.  We start with a new comer and social media darling Doja Cat.  Sadly her image grabbed our attention along with her  viral song "Mooo!"  So we started almost blindly with some preconceived thoughts on what this gorgeous artist would sound like and present

Did you like the Grammy's and Hip Hop greatness

We start the week out with a quick what’s on your mind and discuss the Grammy nominations and wins. We discuss our feelings about the industry as well as what we hope is a taking over of the music industry from Hip Hop to people of color. Then we get into our opinion on the GREAT J.Cole and the mission he is on. Quite an interesting discussion.

The internet (Hive Mind) / Buddy (Harlan & Alondra)

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This week we get a little Neo-soul and a little west coast rap harmonizing music that Sean and I get into this week.  A break from the named performers as well as familiar sounds out today.  A really good mixture and somewhat contrasting but pretty good releases for this year.  Strictly west coast this week.  We test each others perspective on these two artist.

Travis Scott (Astroworld) and YG (Stay Dangerous) 2018

We head out west and to Texas to review two new releases that go about their thing with contrasting styles.  YG with the hard core west coast street life with a different swag to it.  Then Travis Scott the producer extrondinaire giving us some reminiance of early Kanye productions.  We dive in to get a feel of the AstroWorld and Stay dangerous releases and what both artist bring to the hip hop world.