We are all aware that Soul music has lost its mainstream, “popular,” appeal. That is what we once knew as Soul, the voices, the emotion, the feelings received from authentic, really heartfelt recordings. When played, the sound that transcended experiences, or moments in time. A genre built by the combination of gospel and rhythm and blues, arising from the black experience in America. Over decades we have witnessed transformations, with popularity comes growth, and with time comes change, but what seems to be occurring more often is the dismissal of our own art forms. The UK music scene has always been major contributors to numerous genres, and creators in their own right. But once again the Queens land seems to be leading the pack in the forefront of remarkable soul records.
Archive for April 1st, 2012
Chris Brown was feeling generous once again late last night. The Pop R&B star unveiled not one, but two new songs, no April Fools, as he said. The first drop titled “Oh Yeah,” produced by Drumma Boy, is a catchy, melodic rap/sung mid-tempo, in which Breezy finds a new piece of eye-candy in the club, as he convinces her to go home for a nightcap.
Before letting go of the second joint, Brown tweeted, “Since we are #1 I’m releasing another free song! Just finished this too!” Another Drumma Boy production titled “See It Through.” The 22-year old singer/rapper once again flexes both skills, however this time shows some vulnerability telling the story of a crush that doesn’t show him the same affection, and leaves him brokenhearted.
Listen to both new songs now below!
Last night, to kick off the first game of the 2012 NCAA Final Four, R&B legend Monica lent her vocal talents to the event with a moving rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.” Fans and players of Kentucky and Louisiana watched and cheered as Mo delivered a subtle yet rousing performance of our National Anthem. Monica will release her brand new album New Life in stores and online April 10.
See the video clip below… What do you think?