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- Chuck Wicks: Turning Point
- Green River Ordinance: Fifteen
- Jack Wall: Call of Duty, Black Ops III
- Black Violin: Stereotypes
- Glen Hansard: Didn’t He Ramble
- Dominik Scherrer: The Missing
- Jonathan McReynolds: Life Music, Stage Two
- Bobby Long: Ode To Thinking
- Alicia Witt: Revisionary History
- Angaleena Presley: American Middle Class
- Pat McGee: Pat McGee
- John Anderson: Goldmine
- Whitey Morgan: Sonic Ranch
- Anat Cohen: Luminosa
- Meredith Monk: Piano Songs
- Gretchen Peters: Blackbirds
- Louise Goffin: Appleonfire
- Mohammed Fairouz: Follow, Poet
- Michael J. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas
- Patty Larkin: Still Green
- Somi: The Lagos Music Salon
- The Barr Brothers: Sleeping Operator
- Lee Ann Womack: The Way I’m Livin’
- Montell Jordan: Captured
- Marco Benevento: Swift
Category Archives: Urban-Hip-hop
Planet VI’s "The American Dream" opens a new musical chapter for the Thomas brothers, Uptown and A.I., who stepped away from writing hits for others to create a striking and ultimately inspiring portrait of what it takes to get by … Continue reading
New York soul singer-songwriter Maiysha received a Grammy nomination in the "Best Urban/Alternative Performance" category for "Wanna Be," one of the more personal songs from her debut CD, "This Much Is True." Maiysha is a trained jazz singer who is … Continue reading
Black Kold Madina is Kim Rivers Roberts, a New Orleans native who is one of the city’s rap artists. Roberts lost nearly all of her music in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, but recovered a half-dozen tracks from different points in … Continue reading
Heston aptly describes himself as a folk singer doing soul music. He has an old-school heart and sensibility, singing about personal struggles and experiences in a heartfelt way against funky and acoustic backdrops. "Storyteller" is filled with wonderful examples of … Continue reading
Gordon Chambers is on a musical mission. The acclaimed R&B songwriter turned vocalist wants to restore the tradition in soul music that celebrates love and relationships. His latest recording, "Love Stories," explores various stages of relationships with an eye to … Continue reading
Terisa Griffin’s debut CD, "My Naked Soul," showcases an exceptional singer in her element – sharing the ups and downs of her life with her audience. After years creating "One Voice, One Woman" shows featuring many classic divas, Griffin draws … Continue reading
Myself combines his New Orleans roots with a New York sensibility in "Protest in Disguise," his recent release on The Couture Label. The CD has a range of snappy and intriguing beats with lyrics that range from the poetic to … Continue reading
Lugo – Edwin Anthony Lugo Walker – is a Grammy-winning writer, singer and producer of romantic urban soul and Latin-infused pop songs. "Burning Love" is his latest CD and ranges from quiet ballads to upbeat dance tunes. This soulful CD … Continue reading
Urban soul singer-songwriter Gordon Chambers’ days of writing hits for others may be ending. His debut CD stands out for its emotion, mood and musicianship. Chambers flips the script for urban pop featuring male vocalists. Instead of singing to women, … Continue reading
Rudy Currence is a talented young R&B soul artist whose first solo CD is a testament to his skill as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. After writing songs for other successful artists, notably Mya, he decided to record a debut … Continue reading