Music Birthday: Murda Beatz

Today, February 11, 1994, Murda Beatz was born Shane Lee Lindstrom in Fort Erie, Canada. On February 12, 2020, Murda Beatz’ ‘Do Not Disturb’ collaboration with Smokepurpp, Offset and Lil Yatchy earned gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.  The song, released March 28, 2018, is a joint production by Murda Beatz and…

Rest in Paradise: Lou Rawls

Today, January 6, 2006, Lou Rawls passed away in Los Angeles, California. For their 1969 “Cloud Nine” album, The Temptations included their psychedelic soul cover of Rawls’ ‘Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing.’ Norman Whitfield produced The Temptations’ version, while David Axelrod handled Lou’s three years prior.  On November 4, 1966, ‘Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing’…

Jidenna: ‘Knickers’

Today, December 21, 2015, Jidenna released his ‘Knickers’ single. The song is starred as a fan favorite on Apple Music, and it’s included on several HomageCollage playlists. Nana Kwabena produced this creative single, alongside Jidenna himself.  As it turns out, ‘Knickers’ is not included on Jidenna’s debut studio album “The Chief,” but it still has…

Beyoncé: “BEYONCÉ”

Today, December 13, 2013, Beyoncé released her double platinum-selling eponymous fifth studio album. This album peaked at no. 1 on the US Billboard 200, and no. 1 on iTunes. Most recently on international itunes charts, “BEYONCE” is still in heavy rotation, peaking at nos. 39, 93 and 74 in Brazil, Spain and Australia in November…

Mint Condition: “E-Life”

Today, November 17, 2017, Mint Condition released “E-Life.” This album has 13 soulful songs that speak to love and life on an adept level. Complete with feather-like vocal textures; sultry, funky beats and truthful lyrics, leading to the acclaim it deserves. Speaking of acclaim, “E-Life” peaked at no. 119 on the US Billboard 200, and…

Destiny’s Child: “Destiny Fulfilled”

Today, November 16, 2004, Destiny’s Child released “Destiny Fulfilled,” their fifth, and alleged final studio album. This harmonious album reached no. 2 on the US Billboard 200, and no. 5 internationally, on the UK Official Albums chart.  What makes “Destiny Fulfilled” the most special of all five DC albums, is that all three ladies showed…

Lalah Hathaway: “honestly”

Today, October 20, 2017, Lalah Hathaway released “honestly.” This sensually sophisticated album is full of soul and Self, complete with co-production and songwriting by the brilliant Tiffany Gouche. “honestly” reached nos. 9 & 45 on the US Billboard Independent Albums chart, and iTunes.   Released independently, “honestly” is spirited, voluptuous, and encouraging. Any lover can soak…