Wu Hen is the sophomore album from Kamaal Williams - an invitation to elevate to a higher state. Cinematic strings from Miguel-Atwood Ferguson and virtuoso saxophone from Quinn Mason are textural additions that make for a deeper, multi-layered experience than previous releases.
Sweetback is an English band composed of members from the band Sade, not including the frontwoman Sade Adu. They are a jazz/funk band with R&B overtones. Stuart Matthewman, Paul Denman and Andrew Hale had been recording with female vocalist Sade Adu since 1984. The group Sweetback formed in 1994 at the conclusion of Sade's Love Deluxe World Tour.
DJ Jazzy Jeff's M3, his first album in over a decade, is the final installment of his “Magnificent series.” Jeff is still going strong years after entering the third phase of his career. He’s best known as one of half of DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, the ubiquitous duo who made a lot of feel-good and often family friendly hip-hop during its Golden Age.
Shea Butter Baby is the debut studio album by American singer and songwriter Ari Lennox. It was released on May 7, 2019, by Dreamville and Interscope Records. The album was executive produced by Dreamville producer Elite. In addition, the majority of the album was produced by Dreamville's in-house producers: J. Cole, Elite, Omen, Ron Gilmore, and Christo,...
The Velvet Rope is the sixth studio album by American singer Janet Jackson. The album was released on October 7, 1997 through Virgin Records. Prior to its release, she renegotiated her contract with Virgin for $80 million, the largest recording contract in history at that time.
Rainbow Blonde Records proudly releases the 10th Anniversary Edition of José James critically acclaimed sophomore album Blackmagic. Featuring lo-fi hip-hop production from legendary producers Flying Lotus, Moodymann and Taylor McFerrin, Blackmagic saw James embracing his role as “the Jazz singer for the hip-hop generation.”
Ta-Ku's Songs To Break Up To is at once volatile and firm, despairing and optimistic, vague and shockingly clear. It's an album that is deeply personal, yet it is able to resonate almost universally with humanity - because while we live in a society of relationships, marriages, and love affairs, we also live in a society of breakups and mistakes. VIBES!
True to Self is the second studio album by American singer Bryson Tiller. It was released on May 26, 2017, by RCA Records. Recording sessions took place from 2016 to 2017, while the production was handled by several producers from Teddy Walton, J-Louis , NES, Boi-1da, Frank Dukes, Illmind, Hollywood Hot Sauce, Keyz, Soundz, T-Minus and Wondagurl, among...
"99.9%" is the debut studio album by Canadian electronic music producer Kaytranada, released on May 6, 2016, through XL Recordings worldwide and Ultra Records in Canada. The 15-track album features guest contributions from the likes of Anderson .Paak, Vic Mensa, Little Dragon, Syd, Craig David, AlunaGeorge, and BadBadNotGood amongst others.
Blackstreet is the self-titled debut studio album from American R&B group Blackstreet, released in 1994 on Interscope Records. The group was formed by Riley with Chauncey Hannibal after the dissolution of Teddy Riley's former group Guy. The other members of Blackstreet - Joseph Stonestreet and Levi Little - were session singers alongside Hannibal on...
New album Lighthouse, credited to G&D sees rootsy singer and beatmaker Georgia Anne Muldrow team up with life-partner Dudley Perkins, aka Oxnard rapper and singer Declaime.
On "Overload", Georgia Anne Muldrow is in her most pop-focused space ever. The songs are tighter and the melodies are chirpier. It’s a release that refuses to pander to any identifiable trends, using sophisticated cosmic synths, rumbling basslines, and cutting lyrics. Executive-Producer – Aloe Blacc, Dudley Perkins, Flying Lotus
The funk music collective Brooklyn Funk Essentials has become somewhat of a cult phenomenon over the past two decades. The group’s album, "Funk Ain’t Ova", falls on the 20th anniversary of its first release, "Cool & Steady & Easy".
This fresh and funky album proves Brooklyn Funk Essentials can still produce an eclectic groove even after 25 years and a changed lineup. On "Stay Good", BFE come together seamlessly, creating an album that’s a testament to the group’s ability to change, grow, and excel.