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Sonic Selection: Keri Hilson – “Alienated”

Today’s Sonic Selection comes from Atlanta R&B songstress and Grammy nominee Keri Hilson (@misskeribaby).  Keri Hilson – “Alienated” A scrapped single during the last legs of her debut album In a Perfect World…, “Alienated” is a wistful love letter laid upon heavy beats and futuristic synths provided by producer Cory Bold. The mid-tempo track is tailor-made for radio, … Continue reading

Sonic Selection: Lloyd Banks ft. Ryan Leslie – “So Forgetful”

Today’s Sonic Selection comes from critically-acclaimed G-Unit wordsmith Lloyd Banks (@lloydbanks) with vocals and production from the multi-talented Ryan Leslie (@ryanleslie).  Lloyd Banks ft. Ryan Leslie – “So Forgetful” Meaty drums, slick synthesizers, and a classy piano loop serve as the backdrop to Lloyd Banks’ raspy narrative of late-night escapades. “So Forgetful” is the perfect … Continue reading

The Problem With Chris Brown

We’ve read all about the Rihanna incident. We’ve heard about the outburst on the set of ABC’s Good Morning America. We’ve (unfortunately) seen the infamous Twitpic. We’ve even heard from the man himself on Twitter, with both explanations and excuses about his actions and reactions. Despite all that we’ve seen, heard, and claim to know about him, … Continue reading

Album Review: Jagged Edge – “The Remedy”

Jagged Edge – The Remedy (2011) It’s been four years since the release of the last Jagged Edge album, Baby Makin’ Project, and there was little about the album that was traditional J.E.; though the production was more consistent than their self-titled 2006 project, the quality was severely lacking as the group struggled to juggle their … Continue reading

Sonic Selection: Ryan Leslie – “Something That I Like”

Today’s Sonic Selection comes from multi-talented, award-winning singer/songwriter/producer/insert-your-job-here extraordinaire, Ryan Leslie (@ryanleslie)! Ryan Leslie – Something That I Like The rich instrumentation and liberal use of the harp are some of the first things to catch your ear on the track. Rarely do producers get away with experimentation on a mainstream release, but Ryan Leslie … Continue reading

Sonic Selection: Wale ft. Lloyd – “Let’s Chill”

Today’s Sonic Selection comes from Washington, D.C. native Wale (@Wale) with an assist from contemporary-R&B heavyweight Lloyd (@Lloyd_YG) and their take on a classic new-jack swing track.  Wale ft. Lloyd – “Let’s Chill” If you remember ’80s R&B group Guy and their single “Let’s Chill,” this track should sound familiar, as the production samples and … Continue reading

Sonic Selection: Novel – “Blue Girl” (Song)

Introducing a new feature to the blog, SONIC SELECTION is a showcase for my musical picks of the day, ranging across all genres and all decades. Depending on what I stumble upon, there could be one selection or several for any given day. Today’s Sonic Selection is from Grammy-nominated musician/songwriter Novel (@IAmNovel) and his take … Continue reading