KING – The Story
KING is a soulful, organic trio of young women here to bring a fresh creativity to music and change the world through their art.
THE STORY EP is KING’s debut project, wherein all songs are written by Paris, Amber, and Anita, and fully produced by Paris. THE STORY, SUPERNATURAL, and HEY are the result of a year’s worth of loving and learning, experiencing and experimenting, and ultimately finding the music within themselves.
CJ — The Package Mixtape (Hosted by DJ Driis)
OH! And wait fellow musician snobs. He can play too. But he still made sure the records are jammin!
New Reggie Noble! Reppin MJ with that grown man hiphop.
If not the first, this is the most important album to usher in the new sound of R&B that merged soul and hiphop. Some soul purists might even resent this body of work because it was responsible for New Jack Swing being the sound of Black radio; which led to R&B having to have some element of hiphop in it for radio from that point on.
It’s good to see “ole buddy” keep it moving with a project that looks progressive and authentic. Sounds hot too with some quality artists.
Robert Glasper – “Double Booked”
With his 3rd and latest effort “Double Booked,” Robert Glasper solidifies himself as the most effective artist since Roy Hargrove to usher in new jazz listeners with a hiphop sensibility. This album is great. The first half features the Robert Glasper Trio. Glasper is fearless with an array of 3-bar patterned and 7/8-metered tunes. His composition balances moody chord changes, which maintain a brightness that cause the non-jazz listener not to get lost. As a “straight-ahead” jazz artist that is part of the hiphop generation, Glasper’s trio tunes even surface with a hiphop sensibility heard in the loop grooves and breakbeat pocket drumming. This is courtesy of Houston legend-bound drummer Chris Dave.