There’s Big Truth in Jazmine Sullivan’s “Heaux Tales”

Jazmine Sullivan released her debut extended play “Heaux Tales” on January 8, 2021, and I must say that it was totally worth the wait. With six long years between the release of her “Reality Show” album, “Heaux Tales” is a really nice gift for Sullivan fans. Though the wait was long, the technique is genius….

Music Birthday: DeFord Bailey Sr.

Today, December 14, 1899, DeFord Bailey Sr. was born in Smith County, Tennessee. Though he struggled with polio, Bailey broke racial barriers as a black musician when he performed on the Grand Ole Opry – originally The Barn Dance – in December 1924. Ultimately helping establish the country music genre.  With his harmonica, stature and…

Beyonce: “I Am… Sasha Fierce”

Today, November 18, 2008, Beyonce released her third studio album, “I Am… Sasha Fierce.” This dual album is complete with one message: Beyonce is beautifully and boldly human – just like us. She gives a subtle “I Am” side, with soft tracks like ‘Satellites’ and ‘Ave Maria.’ And, then the unabashed ego side, “Sasha Fierce,’…

Motown Records: “Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack”

Today, November 15, 2019, Motown Records released the soundtrack album to Queen & Slim, a tragic love story boldly confronting the constant racial divide in America. A fulfilling & mixed-genre album, features from celebrated artists such as Bilal, Raphael Saadiq, Mike Jones, Choker, Lil Baby, Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion and more easily help bring…

Music Birthday: V. Bozeman

🔊🎉Today, January 9, 1988, V. Bozeman was born Veronika Jean Bozeman, in Los Angeles, California. This Timbaland protégé released a powerful due with Tyrese, ‘You Can’t Break Me,’ about loving & respecting yourself enough to leave a toxic relationship. ‘You Can’t Break Me’ peaked at no. 26 on the US Billboard Adult R&B Songs Chart.

Music Birthday: Queen Naija

🔊🎉Today, October 17, 1995, Queen Naija Bulls was born in Detroit, Michigan. Last July, her eponymous extended play reached no. 6 on the American iTunes Albums Chart. Too, during the same month, her ‘Butterflies’ single reached no. 56 on the American iTunes Songs Chart. 

HomageCollage: MJB, “No More Drama”

❤️Today 2001 – MJB released her fifth album, “No More Drama,” which went to no. 2 on the US Billboard 200 – Mary worked with several sophisticated producers on “No More Drama,” such as Chucky Thompson, Jimmy Jam, Rockwilder, Missy Elliot, Dr. Dre, The Neptunes, and many more – Legendary single ‘No More Drama,’ was…

HomageCollage: Lauryn Hill, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”

🔊❤️Today 1998 – Lauryn Hill influenced neo-soul with the release of “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” her solo debut album – Album debuted at no. 99 on the American iTunes Albums Chart, and on which has spent a total of 159 days – Album peaked at no. 16 on supra chart in March 2017, and…