This year, Anchor Minott
Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest, the world
Every artist and their mother released an album in 2003. Overall, 2003 had a lot to offer musically. Remarkably, R&B and Hip Hop dominated the charts and sales in 2003. Hip Hop, a genre once considered controversial, violent and ghetto by the general populace, kindly allowed record labels/distributors to strike gold in 2003. One should never underestimate the power of music.
While a lot of 2003 releases were sensational, some releases were weak, lacking creativity and substance. As I have listened to hundreds of albums this year, it was quite difficult to come up with one best and worst list of 2003. Therefore, I decided to list the best and worst in three-music genres including; R&B/Soul, Hip Hop and Pop/Rock. For the genre of Reggae, I listed a Top 5. Because of the substantial quality of 2003
By definition, Alicia Keys is a musician. This element resonates throughout her sophomore gem,
The general public equates Pop music with Britney Spears. She is the Queen of Teen Pop, making a flop virtually impossible. Her name alone is a guaranteed seller of records. Following in the steps of Spear
In spite of a turbulent past, the 6th Annual Source Awards triumphed with a stellar event chock-full of appearances and performances by Hip Hop
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Will Downing knows who his primary audience is and makes sure they get what they want. Right ladies? On Downing
Composer/Pianist and three time Grammy Nominee David Benoit returns with his 23rd release, “”Right Here, Right Now,”” and it’s right on time, with a mix of upbeat and reflective selections. Some of the songs are performed in a standard jazz setting of piano, bass and drums. This talented artist wrote or co-wrote six of the ten tracks on his latest album.
Other cuts feature guest artists and full orchestrations. Benoit, wrote Herbie Hancock
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Lee Rittenour has assembled another all-star collection of stars for