Author: Camiele

Elle Varner – Refill 0

Elle Varner – Refill

The second single from R&B newcomer Elle Varner’s debut Perfectly Imperfect has just been released. The video captures the newness of love, the wide-eyed, inexperience of falling for the first time.

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Nneka – Soul is Heavy

Nneka’s Soul is Heavy is split between the socio-political arc that her previous albums have taken and the ever-present heartache of love.

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Anthony David – As Above So Below

On the one hand, we have an album that’s what anyone would expect from any R&B artist trying to “break the mold”; however, it’s so much more when one scratches the painful sore of the surface.

J Dilla – Music’s Prodigal Son 0

J Dilla – Music’s Prodigal Son

Sometimes we find ourselves at the point between inspiration and concept where the music that we come across just defies everything we know about modern sound. One such prophet of soundscape is J Dilla.

Etta James – The Matriarch of R&B 10

Etta James – The Matriarch of R&B

On January 20, 2011, Etta James — the Matriarch of R&B, the Empress of the blues — passed away at the age of 73, and with her she took one of the remaining strings to the grit and grime of true music.