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Playlist: Aretha Franklin’s Deep Cuts

Andrew | March 25, 2017

Aretha Franklin: The Queen Turns 75 In celebration of Aretha Franklin’s 75th birthday, I dug into her catalog for some deep cuts. Everyone knows “Respect“, “Think”, and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, but what about the songs that didn’t receive single treatment/attention? Let me take you back… Digesting Aretha […]


Top 5: Melanie Fiona’s “The MF Life”

Andrew | March 20, 2017

From the moment I heard Melanie Fiona’s Zombies-sampling debut single “Give It To Me Right“, I became hooked. Between the impeccable sample use of “Time Of The Season” and her incredible voice which combines Brandy’s timbre with the soulfulness of a young Aretha Franklin, she mesmerized me. Then I heard her follow-up […]

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The 19 “97” Albums of 2016

Staff | December 31, 2016

We’re sure everyone can agree that 2016 was not kind to many of our musical legends. However, we hope that everyone can also agree that 2016 did in fact bring us some great music. Whether your thing is Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, or something else, the music world delivered several albums […]