Music Reviews

  • Go-Go Godfather Debuts ‘We Got This’ Sept. 21

    Chuck Brown, "godfather” of the city’s go-go sound, will release a three-disc set Sept. 21 on Raw Venture. The album, We Got This, features a live DVD performance and a disc with five new songs that feature collaborations with celebrated soul singers Jill Scott and Ledisi and ...

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  • The Ultimate Go-Go

    It was hours before Rare Essence stormed the stage with an army of musicians, but frenzy had already set in at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, a placid Arlington enclave sprinkled with high rise apartments and trendy eateries. A small assembly of 30-somethings – most exuding D.C. ...

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  • Will Downing Tells Love’s Complete Story on New Album

    Vocalist Will Downing, known for his smooth and soulful R&B and jazz compositions, is gearing up for the release of his latest project that will stand out from many of his former LPs. The singer’s imminent album, Lust Love and Lies (An Audio Novel) tackles the subject of love and its ...

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  • ‘Country Boy’ Talks Growth and New Album

    It has been quite a decade for Calvin Richardson. The southern-born singer got his start in the music industry at a young age and since has been on a steady ascent. In addition to releasing four solo albums over his 10-year span, the native North Carolinian has penned a collection of many ...

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  • Reggae Star Gyptian Flies High with New Release

    Reggae crooner Gyptian, known for his hits “Beautiful Lady” and the socially conscious “Serious Times,” released his latest album Hold You on July 20. The CD features 15 tracks and two iTunes exclusives. Gyptian exploded on the reggae scene in 2005 and released several ...

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  • Jonathan Nelson Releases Anticipated Sophomore Effort

    Mobile, Ala. – Stellar Award winner Jonathan Nelson is gearing up for his sophomore Integrity Music CD, Better Days, slated to release Sept. 14. The 10-song CD of divinely-inspired affirmations was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Aaron Lindsey, who has also worked with Israel ...

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  • Skyzoo and ILL MIND Prep New Album

    After receiving critical acclaim for his debut album, The Salvation on Jamla rapper Skyzoo has joined forces with producer Illmind (G Unit, Boot Camp Click, Red Man, Little Brother) for a fresh new sound. The album will drop on Duck Down Music in the fall and the full-length LP, Live from the ...

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  • Female Saxophonist Fuses ‘Girl Power’ With Jazz

    It was inevitable for Tia Fuller to become a musical prodigy. Having been reared by two jazz performers, it was only natural for the Colorado native to ultimately pursue a career in music. But while jazz influenced her musical upbringing, she aspired to craft the genre into something of her ...

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