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….

Megan Thee Stallion: “Good News”

Today, December 4, 2020, Megan thee Stallion’s “Good News” peaked at no. 2 on the US Billboard 200. Features from fellow celebrated artists City Girls, Young Thugs, DaBaby, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Beyonce, Popcaan, SZA, Mustard and Lil Durk add incredible style and hype to Megan’s debut album. Seven songs from “Good News” reached the…

Antonique Smith: “Love is Everything”

Today, November 20, 2015, Antonique Smith released her extended play, “Love is Everything.” This neo-soul set is fierce, upbeat and shameless when it comes to self-liberation.  ‘Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Hoo)’ peaked at no. 22 on the US Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart. An exciting production by Darryl Farmer, ‘Hold Up Wait A…

HomageCollage: Mya, “Mya”

🔊💜Today, April 21, 1998, Mya released her eponymous, platinum-selling debut studio album. This album peaked at no. 29 on the US Billboard 200, and earned Mya an NAACP Image Award nomination, further solidifying her superstardom. Diane Warren and Babyface wrote, and Daryl Simmons produced the album’s final single, ‘My First Night With You.’ The song…

HomageCollage: Carl Thomas, “Emotional”

🔊💜Today, April 18, 2000, Carl Thomas released his debut studio album “Emotional.” This album peaked at no. 9 on the US Billboard 200, and it’s title track peaked at no. 47 on the Hot 100. The late Heavy D helped produce the album’s lead single ‘Summer Rain,’ and it reached no. 80 on the Hot…

HomageCollage: Johnny Gill, “Johnny Gill”

🔊💜Today, April 17, 1990, Johnny Gill released his self-titled, third studio album. This album peaked at no. 8 on the US Billboard 200, and spawned the ageless single ‘My, My, My’——a classic production by L.A. Reid and Babyface that peaked at no. 10 on the Hot 100. The album’s lead single, ‘Rub You the Right…

Music Birthday: Fergie

🔊🥳Today, March 27, 1975, Fergie was born Stacy Ann Ferguson in Hacienda Heights, CA. Fergie has a sexy song called ‘Velvet,’ and it’s included on her debut studio album “The Dutchess.” The song, a production by will.i.am and George Pajon Jr., did not chart on the US Hot 100–but these five from “The Dutchess” did:…

HomageCollage: Rich Boy, “Rich Boy”

🔊💜Today, March 13, 2007, Rich Boy released his self-titled debut studio album. On March 30, 2007, Rich Boy’s debut single ‘Throw Some D’s’ peaked at no. 6 on the US Hot 100. The song is a production by Polo da Don, included on Rich Boy’s eponymous debut studio album. Keri Hilson sampled ‘Throw Some D’s’…