Aquarius is the debut solo album from this muti-talented star who has come a long way from making her own music in her bedroom studio. Her voice is smooth over tracks produced by Mike Will Made It, Mustard and others. I feel this project is lacking a little bit lyrically which I find surprising with her song writing background. "2 On" feat. School Boy Q was her debut single released in January 2014. It lived as the #1 song on rhythm radio for over 4 weeks and was a certified hit on the charts. Is she a one hit wonder? I don't think so although it's hard to pick the next banger off this album. There are a few tracks that stand out like "Bet" produced by DJ Dahi, and "Feels Like Vegas" produced by StarGate that have strong radio rotation appeal. Released this October Aquarius still has some time to gain buzz. Besides hot beats we are in the rise of music that commands attention to strong lyricist as well. Being a producer herself she certainly knows her way around the studio and what it takes to make a strong record. Does this album as a whole reflect that? I don't think so. I'm more into projects that require not skipping a track and is absorbed entirely. More work could have went into selecting tracks but she is definately growing and exploring who she is and in time or by her next project she'll nail it. Not a bad listen for some current R&B groves and I'm curious to see what more she has to offer.
Blasphemy by Apollo Brown & Ras Kass
This is a Brand New track from the Short Black Boy in GH ""TIC TALL""
Tyrese Gibson sure had a busy week! From putting the verbal smack down on comedian Spanky to wining and dining the beautiful Sanaa Lathan. Spanky had made allegations earlier this week that Gibson had to do sexual favors for "Baby Boy" director John Singleton in order to get the leading role of Jodie. Tyrese uploaded a video onto social media dispelling the statement. The video shows the actor/singer/rapper draped in fur and walking around his lavish estate to declare that the rumors are not only false, but no such audition even happened. As he smokes a cigar he declares that Spanky has actually just committed career suicide and that he "done f**ked up now." It's actually entertaining and a few celebs have already spoofed the video. Meanwhile rumors of him dating actress Sanaa Lathan are swirling after the two have been spotted out after a couple dinner dates. Only time will tell if there is any truth to that gossip.