Author: Akii Butler

Image Courtesy of Billboard It’s been five years since Chloe x Halle uploaded their cover of “Pretty Hurts.” Five years since that cover caught the attention of the artist that song belonged to, and it’s been five years since that artist, Beyonce, has signed them to her label, Parkwood Ent. Since then, the sister duo […]

Artist: Justine Skye Album: ULTRAVIOLET Label: Roc Nation Date Released: 1/19/18 Rating:     Photo Courtesy of Twitter Over the past few years there has been an upswing of new R&B female artists, many who have started making their mark and solidifying a solid fan base. To say Justine Skye is no different would be […]

Artist: BeBe Rexha Album: All Your Fault Pt.1 Label: Warner Bros. Rating:      Photo courtesy of: idolator.com Bebe Rexha has made quite a name for herself. In 2015 she was featured on the top 10 hit “Me Myself and I” and that same year her vocals could be heard on the top 10 hit […]

2017 was an amazing year for music, especially R&B. While most of the big names of R&B were quiet, the newcomers definitely held their own and made sure that 2017 would be the year of R&B resurgence. While new acts proved why they belonged, the underrated R&B artists proved why they deserved more recognition. Here […]

The 2017 Soul Train Awards were everything we needed in more when it comes to Award shows. The most important things when it comes to music award shows is the music, and if there is gonna be music there has to be excellent live performances right?  Well as of late most have been “iffy” most […]

Artist: Aaliyah Album: Aaliyah Label: Blackground Records Date: 7/17/2001 Rating: It’s been 16 years since the release of Aaliyah’s third and final studio album before her death. Simply titled “Aaliyah,” the album was her most experimental effort blending together genres such as R&B, Neo- Soul, Pop, dance-pop and even adding in elements of rock and […]

By: Akii Butler Every year the BET Awards take place and every year we are for the most part, entertained. The BET Awards are known for a lot, recognizing black entertainers for their work, fun and energetic performances, and as a huge family reunion for black twitter. This year’s award show was full of some […]

By: Akii Butler Title: Down Artist: Fifth Harmony Record Label:Epic Records Release Date:June 2nd Rating: The ladies of Fifth Harmony are back and better than ever. On Thursday night, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke and DInah Jane, released their lead single from their forthcoming third album. The song “Down,” is the group’s first release […]

By: Akii Butler Title: Dead Artist: Madison Beer Record Label: School Boy Records Release Date: May 19th Rating: June is right around the corner and it’s safe to say that pop music has been struggling this year. Katy has yet to release another song that is as good as Chained To Rhythm, and it seems […]

Images courtesy of Nubi Magazine, Vulture, Saint Heron By: Akii Butler We are currently five months into 2017 and I will be the first to say that the music we have been getting lately is very lackluster. Don’t get me wrong, I know we had all of our big releases last year but, I still […]


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