Nakia Henry, an artist who I have come to love her music, has released a video for her remixed song Transition. It’s from her debut album “Remember Me”. It’s a song of life, struggle, and change. Very beautiful, and will give you insight to her and her music. Take a listen, and check out the album. You’ll enjoy the discovery.
Saidah Baba Talibah (twitter/facebook) has released the video to her single (S)Cream. Which is also the name of her debut album, that was released two weeks ago. She brings a welcome change, and realness to the genre. She is an artist that uses real instruments to compliment her infinitely ranged voice. The reason that I say that she wakes up the genre, is that she isn’t afraid of the electric guitar. For some reason, if we hear an electric guitar we are turned off. If you do that, in this case, then you are really missing out on what she has to share with you.
The range in her talent can be really realized, when looking at the power of “(S)Cream”, then the subtleness of “High”, and finally the warm and inviting “”Good Morning Baby”. Again, don’t be afraid of real instruments, and miss something great. Let Saidah Baba Talibah be your guide to this new world. As I listen to her music, her album is hooking me with each song. It’s like getting a little sweet in one bite, and a little spicy in the next.
Dessy Di Lauro has released her first video for, her 2nd album “Jumpin N Jivin’ Live @ The Swing House”. The video “Why You Raggin'” is the visualization of the song, which won Hollywood Media In MusicAward for Best R&B/Soul Song. The style of the music and video are from the combination of James Johnson, Cab Calloway, a bit of R&B and a helping of funk.
Unless you have been living under a rock, that is under another rock, you know about John Legend and The Roots collaboration album coming September 21st, 2010. You can pre-order the album here. Singles and now video has slowly begun to seep out, to give us all a taste of this powerful talent packed album. They have just released the video “Little Ghetto Boy”. A mellow laid back track, that makes you feel that you are in Harlem in 1975 with your afro pick. :) Enjoy.
Today one of the Dutch producers of Sabrina Starke’s debut album “Yellow Brick Road”, mentioned that she has released a new single from the album, and the video is available on YouTube. Thanks Edo. Continue reading “Sabrina Starke Releases new single/video “Foolish”” »
Sabrina Starke is a Dutch Soul artist from Rotterdam, Netherlands. She started making her moves into the industry when she joined a Raggae band. In 2005 she decided to move on with her solo career. She has a very unique mixture of Jazz, Soul, R&B and a dash of Folk. She recently recorded her debut album “Yellow Brick Road” in California with Dutch producers, Chris Kooreman and Edo Plasschaert. The album was released in the Netherlands October 1st. Her first single “Do for Love” was an instant hit in the Netherlands. Listening to the album, I see vivid and also subdued flashes of various styles. This defeintly doesn’t have the sound of a debut album. It has a very cohesive feel, that is also polished, but not overtly.
One thing that I love about this genre of music is the depth of the artists. With each note, song and album they reveal so much of themselves to the world. That takes courage, and confidence. The reason I say all this, is Inobe (her name Eboni backwards), is a perfect example. She has a very real and tangible personality that comes through her music. I hate to try to describe artists, because they all are unique, but Inobe exudes a simple organic passion for music. You are not going to get complicated songs that are over produced. What you do get is a relaxed melody with a firm soothing voice. She currently has two albums, “I Am Inobe” released in 2003, and “Spiritual Soul” released in 2006. Sample her music below, and take some time to Get To Know Inobe. Enjoy. Continue reading “Artist Spotlight: Inobe” »