Kickmag’s 2008 Picks
Eric Benet-Love And Life
The Milwaukee singer returns to some of the original sensuality that made him a standout with his debut True To Myself.
West side homeboy continues the NWA tradition with multiple producers proving again that he acknowledges the influences of lyricists past but he is his own rapper.
Three bass warriors duke it out in layers of virtuosity and fun.
Leon Ware-Moon Ride
A mature almost ethereal soul trip with a master who penned Marvin Gaye’s I Want You and helped Maxwell with Urban Hang Suite.
Snoop Dogg- Ego Tripping
More speaker funk from Snoop with notable appearances from Teddy Riley and a country song with Willie Nelson and Everlast.
Erykah Badu-New Amerykah
State of Union Erykah style. Sa Ra and Madlib do the most commercially successful boho good.
Musiq Soulchild- OnMyRadio
Musiq maintains his part of the Philly soul lifeline. A decent radio cut with Mary J., his usual channeling of Stevie Wonder and more undiluted devotion.