Rest in Paradise: Maurice White

Today, February 4, 2016, Maurice White passed away in Los Angeles, California. At the 18th Annual Grammy Awards, White won Best R&B Vocal Performance, By A Duo, Group or Chorus for his production on ‘Shining Star’ by Earth, Wind & Fire. The song comes from the funk band’s sixth studio album, “That’s the Way of…

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….

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,’…

Ariana Grande: “Positions”

Today, November 17, 2020, Ariana Grande’s “Positions” went to no. 12 on the Australian iTunes Albums chart. This is Grande’s sixth studio album, and it beautifully expresses her growth as an artist, woman and divine feminine. This late-night jam was originally released on October 30, 2020, and it debuted at no. 1 on both the…

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…