Daily Archives: October 29, 2018

Neneh Cherry: Broken Politics Album Stream

Neneh Cherry’s Broken Politics is her fifth album and the title is an honest description of the music’s focus. She previewed the material with the singles “Kong” and “Shot Gun Shack” that addressed the refugee crisis in Europe and gun violence. Four Tet produced the album that is far away from Cherry’s “Buffalo Stance” days in its moody expanse of sturdy pop. Cherry has a few tour dates in the United States during November and next year she will travel and perform in Europe. 


Rapper Big Pooh Shares Pray Or Prey Feat. Cocoa Sarai Produced By Focus

Rapper Big Pooh recently announced his next album, RPM, on social media after Little Brother had a reunion in their native Durham, North Carolina at the end of September. It was the first time the group had performed together in 10 years and it happened at the The Art Of Cool Festival. Today Pooh shares, “Pray Or Prey” featuring Cocoa Sarai with production from Focus. RPM (Rapper Pooh Music) comes out this Friday. 



Keith Sweat Releases Playing For Keeps Album

Keith Sweat’s 13th studio album, Playing For Keeps is out now and available on all the usual platforms. The legendary Harlem crooner has reconnected with Teddy Riley and also worked with new artists Candace Price and Ray Fade on the 13-song collection. Sweat extended that welcome to Akon, Tank and K-Ci of whom the latter appears on the single “How Many Ways.” Sweat, who spends his time alternating between touring and hosting his successful Sweat Hotel radio show, gave an interview to The Breakfast Club and talked about his career and the new album. He will kick off his next tour this Thursday and tickets are on sale now. 



Lenny Kravitz Releases Studio Version Of Video For Low

Lenny Kravitz offers a third video for “Low” and this one is set inside the studio. Multiple frames capture Kravitz in the creative process singing and playing all the instruments. A few moments are spent watching him drive through island roads and a glimpse of a Michael Jackson photo. Kravitz’s 11th studio album, Raise Vibration is out now. 


Throwback: Sisqó-Thong Song

Sisqó’s step outside Dru Hill resulted in his first solo album Unleash The Dragon, while the group was on a hiatus. The “Thong Song” took off and had the world temporarily obsessed with women’s underwear and critics asking if it was just another way to objectify them. The popularity of the song was lifted by the video that featured women in bikinis and Sisqó making gravity-defying flips. In 2018, the visual is a reminder of pop culture before the rise of body modifications. Sisqó’s blond hair and tattoos with the Michael Jackson-inspired moves were a prelude to the colorful looks of millennial pop artists. But his husky vocals were the center of the attraction and everyone wanted to sing along and repeat his phrase “Thong Thathong Thong Thong.”  Unleash The Dragon eventually went six times platinum in 2003 four years after its release. Sisqó has three solo albums and in 2017 he sang on a remake of “Thong Song” produced by JCY.