Discover or re discover the Soul Lady: Erikah Badu : “Next Lifetime”

She grew up listening to ’70s soul and ’80s hip-hop, but Erykah Badu drew more comparisons to Billie Holiday upon her breakout in 1997, after the release of her first album, Baduizm. The grooves and production on the album are bass-heavy R&B, but Badu’s languorous, occasionally tortured vocals and delicate phrasing immediately removed her from…

Tribute to Bob Marley

On May 11, 1981, the reggae superstar died at age 36. Today May 11, 2012,  I want to pay homage to the late great Bob Marley who’s music still lives on through fans all around the world. Bob Marley’s music more often than not was heavily influenced by social and political issues and through this, had…