Phife Dawg and J.Dilla’s younger brother IIIa J connected with producers Potatohead People for “French Kiss Deux.” They pay tribute to Montreal women with a laidback approach accentuated by the lazy trumpets and the beat that is more suited for slow-dancing. “French Kiss Deux” will appear on Phife Dawg’s posthumousContinue Reading

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Raphael Saadiq’s 2002 Instant Vintage was his first full-length album as a solo artist. He had already spent a decade as one-third of the successful R&B trio Tony! Toni! Toné! with his brother and cousin.  Singles like “Feels Good,” “Whatever You Want” and “Anniversary” made his honey-toned voice a sourceContinue Reading

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  Did The Academy Awards snub Chadwick Boseman when he didn’t win the Best Actor Award for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom? Will The Grammys’ elimination of secret committees get rid of allegations of corruption, racism and elitism in their voting choices?  Related posts: Media Questions Of TheContinue Reading

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