I Am A Man (American Justice) (Single) by J-Live
Get out your chair. The Season of Nas' here!
Fans of the long running sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live are in for a treat this Saturday Nov. 1st! The host, alumni Chris Rock is returning after 18 years. The musical guest, Prince and there's reports that he's going to forgo the normal two musical intermissions for one 8 minute long set! He's promoting the release of his TWO new albums this month "Art Of Official Age", which is a solo album, and "PlectrumElectrum", which was recorded with his band 3rdEyeGirl. With funny man Rock hosting and out promoting his new movie "Top Five" out this December, this is definitely an episode to watch!
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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.