Daily Archives: January 25, 2015

Best Of 2014

D’Angelo-Black Messiah

Shabazz Palaces-Lese Majesty

Common, Nobody’s Smiling

Meshell Ndegeocello Comet, Come To Me

Wu-Tang Clan, A Better Tomorrow

Avery Sunshine, The Sun Room

Andre Cymone, The Stone

Damon Albarn, Everyday Robots

Noel Gourdin, City Heart, Southern Soul

Kindred The Family Soul, A Couple Friends

Prince, Art Official Age

The Floacist, Rise Of The Phoenix Mermaid

Liv Warfield, The Unexpected

Fishbone, Intrinsically Intertwined

DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9,” PRhyme

J.Cole, Forest Hills Drive

Rebellum, The Darknuss

Azealia Banks, Broke With Expensive Taste

Flying Lotus, You’re Dead


Chuck D-Spread The Words Feat. Jasiri X & Jahi Of PE2.0

Chuck D’s “Spread The Words” collaboration with Jasiri X and Jahi of PE2.0 is from his The Black In Man album out now.


Throwback: Jesse Powell-You


Jesse Powell’s “You” was his breakout song from his second album, Bout It. The song originally appeared on his ’96 eponymous debut but failed to enter Billboard significance. “You” was serious emotion coming from Powell’s four octave range and it quickly became a popular wedding song. Bout It went Gold and “You” charted well for the record company powers that be. Powell recorded 4 albums and among them he has a catalog of songs revered by soul purists including a remake of Enchantment’s “Gloria,” “All Alone,” “I Will Be Loving You,” “Invisible Man,” “All I Need” and “Is It Over.” Powell retired from music and formed a television production company with his sisters Trina and Tamara, also singers, who had a club hit in ’99 with “What’d You Come Here For.”