Archive for June, 2008

06.30
08

New R&B/Soul Albums Releases: June 2008

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There were many great R&B/Soul album releases this month including the latest from “neo-soul” (not so new at this point) crooner Dwele.

Dwele’s Sketches Of A Man is being deemed a potential classic by old and new fans and sees him writing, producing, arranging and playing all instruments on nearly all of the tracks. “With my music I try to touch on things that everyone can relate to, Dwele says. “Things like, being a musician and trying to find the balance between work and love.” Listen to Sketches of A Man.

We’ve also got a release from our spotlighted artist Hil St. Soul who recently took the time to talk to us about the emotions behind the music of Black Rose. “For me music is a catharsis,” lead vocalist, Hilary Mwelwa told us. “it’s therapeutic. You go through so much in life. We all experience ups and downs.”

Also new are sets from rock/soul legend Solomon Burke, Anthony David, Ashanti, Lalah Hathaway, and even seminal Brazilian artist Sergio Mendes who again teams with contemporary hip-hop/R&B/pop artists.

Get the entire list of June R&B/Soul album releases…

Also check out the list of June Rap/Hiphop album releases.

Top 10 Rap/Hip-hop releases

Top 10 R&B/Soul releases

06.30
08

Weekly CD Giveaway: Happy 4th Of July

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Congrats to the winner of last week’s giveaway.

Folks, we’re taking the week off for the 4th of July holiday, so check back next Monday for our next giveaway.

06.30
08

Upcoming Albums: LL Cool J – Exit 13

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Fans of classic hip-hop:

Don’t forget rap veteran LL Cool J will drop his 13th and final album August 5. Exit 13 features LL’s current single “Rockin with the G.O.A.T.” Just in case you haven’t seen it yet, the video’s below.

NEW VIDEO: LL Cool J – “Rockin with the G.O.A.T.”

06.27
08

Will Smith Wants To Portray Obama

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Will Smith thinks he’d make a good Obama since they both have big ears. Shocker.

CNN

06.27
08

G Unit To Drop New Album In July

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The second studio album from G Unit, T.O.S.: Terminate On Sight, is due to drop July 1, right now fans can hear the album at www.gunit.tv.

Originally scheduled for a release earlier this month, the features the singles “Rider Pt. 2″ and “I Like The Way She Do It.” The album also boasts production from Polow Da Don, Jake One, and Swizz Beatz

http://www.myspace.com/gunit

06.26
08

Kimora Lee Simmons Gets Sole Custody

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“The Insider” has obtained papers related to the custody of Kimora and Russell’s two young daughters.
Kimora Lee has obtained sole legal and physical custody of Ming, 8, and Aoki, 5. Russell gets visitation with the girls for one week every eighth week with additional summer vacation and holiday time. Kimora won the legal authority to make all decisions regarding the kids’ health, education and welfare.

Read entire article on the Insider

06.25
08

BET Awards Wrap Up: Al Green Amazes, Jill Scott Engaged, More

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Jill Scott‘s engagement ring was just one on the observations at last night’s BET Awards in Los Angeles. Her drummer, Lil John Roberts is reportedly the lucky man.

Kanye West and UGK lead the winners for the night with two awards each.

Barack Obama buzz swept through the BET Awards.

Reverend Al Green gave a ridiculous performance of his classics “Let’s Stay Together” and “Love and Happiness” and was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Don’t forget to check out his new album.

That was Maxwell who joined Scott to tribute Green. Remember him?

Finally, who can deny the power of Alicia Keys performing with 90s artists TLC, En Vogue and SWV? WOW.

Watch before BET takes it away:


LIST OF WINNERS:
* Best Female R&B Artist: Alicia Keys
* Best Male R&B Artist: Chris Brown
* Best Group: UGK
* Best Gospel Artist: Marvin Sapp
* Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Missy Elliott
* Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kanye West
* Video of the Year: UGK featuring Outkast, “International Player’s Anthem (I Choose You)”
* Best Video Director: Erykah Badu and Mr. Roboto
* Best Actress: Halle Berry
* Best Actor: Denzel Washington
* Female Athlete of the Year: Candace Parker
* Male Athlete of the Year: Kobe Bryant
* Best Collaboration: Kanye West featuring T-Pain, “Good Life”
* Viewers’ Choice Award: Lil Wayne featuring Static, “Lollipop”
* BET J Award: Raheem DeVaughn
* Best New Artist: The-Dream
* Lifetime Achievement Award: Al Green

06.24
08

New Video: Hil St. Soul – “Sweetest Days”

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Hil St. Soul has a new video out for “Sweetest Days,” the single from her newest album Black Rose. Check it out…

06.23
08

New Video: Pretty Ricky – “Cuddle Up” ft. Butta Creame

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Pretty Ricky’s new album features the track “Cuddle Up” ft. Butta Creame and is due September 23rd. In the meantime, check the video below and visit www.prettyricky.com.

06.23
08

Weekly CD Giveaway: Chrome Children 2 – Compilation

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Congrats to the winner of last week’s giveaway.

This week sees us offering Chrome Children 2, a compilation featuring various underground and indie artists such as Madlib, MED, Roc C and more.

This 2007 Stones Throw release is the follow-up to the first installment which was also a collaboration with Adult Swim. These 16 tracks hit genres ranging from “hip-hop to funky soul to electro-new wave and even jazz.”

Enter here.

Remember if you have already entered, just email us. Make sure the subject line says “CD Giveaway.”

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Edit: Congrats to this week’s winner Michelle Rosborough from Riverside, CA!