Next Up: NHL Marcel

Austin, Texas rapper NHL Marcel released his “Hard to Trust” album back in July 2020. This is actually a monumental debut for NHL Marcel, as he – in just eight tracks, shows mainstream readiness in the modern production, honest songwriting and delivery.  “Hard to Trust” is perfect for night and day driving, clubbing, and it…

Marques Houston: “Naked”

🔊💜Today, May 5, 2005, Marques Houston released his second studio album “Naked.” This album reached no. 13 on the US Billboard 200, and spawned these two Hot 100 singles: ‘Naked’ (no. 47), and ‘All Because of You’ ft. Young Rome (no. 69). The latter single was sampled the 1976 ‘Living Together’ by The Whispers. On…

Music Birthday: Amber Bullock

🔊🥳Today, April 11, 1986, Amber Bullock was born Amber Briana Lawrence-Bullock in St. Louis, Missouri. After winning season four of BET’s Sunday Best gospel singing competition, Bullock released an album called “So in Love,” which peaked at no. 3 on the US Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart. Kirk Franklin is featured on the album’s title…

HomageCollage: Sy Smith, ‘Gladly’

🔊💜Today, January 14, 2000, Sy Smith’s ‘Gladly’ peaked at no. 79 on the US Hot 100. This catchy song comes from Smith’s debut studio album “Psykosoul”—which was released in April 2000, and then re-released as “Psykosoul Plus” in 2005. Sy Smith is the Queen of Underground Soul Music, and she’s provided backing vocals for music…

HomageCollage: Deepak Chopra, “Blissful Sleep”

🔊❤️Today 2010 – Deepak Chopra’s “Blissful Sleep” peaked at no. 4 on the Billboard’s chart for New Age Albums – This nine-track set helps relax the mind’s activity for a night of blissful sleep – Chopra released “Blissful Sleep” on August 17, 2010, and it’s been its helped me sleep sounder since I added to…

Music Birthday: Jonathan McReynolds

🔊🎉Today 1989 – Jonathan Caleb McReynolds was born in Chicago, IL – His song ‘Cycles’ ft. DOE, samples ‘Break Every Chain (Live), by Tasha Cobbs – Song peaked at no. 16 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart, and comes from McReynolds’ “Make Room” album – “Make Room” is the third studio album from McReynold’s, and…

Music Birthday: Yolanda Adams

🔊🎉Today 1967 – Yolanda Yvette Adams was born in Houston, TX – In 1999, Adams won her first career Grammy, in category Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album, for “Mountain High….Valley Low” – Album peaked at no. 24 on the US Billboard 200, and earned platinum certification, from the Recording Industry Association of America.