Kickmag’s 2008 Picks


Raphael Saadiq-The Way I See It 2999917560_3b2a863c1c_o
Veteran soulman from the ’80’s makes a Motown album in the twenty-first century.

Dwele-Sketches Of A Man 2651092730_3db97c91ae_t

The most original voice in R&B, Dwele doesn’t sound like anyone but Dwele. And that sound is urbane, sensitive and walks the right line between digital and organic soul.

The Foreign Exchange- Leave It All Behind 61dycnx9brl_sl500_aa240_

Black Spade-To Sir With Love blackspade14

Jazmine Sullivan-Fearless jazmine1


Jean Grae-Jeanius jeanius

Labelle-Back To Now 3022394491_224ccf4652_m

Ice Cube-Raw Footage 51ygmydssbl_sl160_aa115_

Nappy Roots-The Humdinger images-4

Q-Tip-Renaissance-q-tip