Breaking Shadows by Sariyah Idan

Breaking Shadows is the October 8, 2019, and her first full-length album by Sariyah Idan, an American songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist whose soul and jazz-influenced expressions have come to fruition in this release on the Urban Jewess Productions label.  This seventeen track album is a mixture of hip hop, jazz, soul and pop with amazing vocals and harmonies on such tracks as Shine, Darkness, Truth To Power, Claim Your Gods, Vibe, Passion and much more.  Listening to this album, I want to hear more from this artist as I was quite moved by her songwriting, her performance on this album as I enjoyed this from start to finish and how it was recorded and produced.  This amazing album is available from Amazon, Itunes, Bandcamp and many other outlets where digital downloads are sold.  You can learn more about this great artist by going to her official website


16 Bars: Original Documentary Soundtrack by Various Artists

Todd “Speech” Thomas is a two-time Grammy-award winning rapper and founder of Arrested Development, a conscious hip-hop group from the ’90s. Not too long ago, he released an album, entitled, “16 Bars: Original Documentary Soundtrack”, featuring various artists performing all the basic tracks, rapping, and singing and was recorded in the Richmond City Jail in Virginia.  The rap music here is personal and conscious, in the vein of stars such as Kendrick Lamar and Tupac and features such tracks as Inspire, Lay My Burden Down, Freedom Wind, Steam Train Salvation, Two Stamps and much more. A large number of the songs on this album were performed with Teddy Kane, Garland Carr, and others.  This soundtrack was well written, recorded, performed and produced.  Even though hip hop is not my cup of tea, I know there are others out there that will love this album and will be able to pick up their own copy of this soundtrack from Amazon, Itunes and other outlets where CDs, Vinyl and digital downloads are sold on November 8, 2019, from the Lightyear Records label.



MORE HIP HOP LEGENDS & KILLER TRACKS THAN ANY COMPILATION ‘HIP HOP LEGENDS – BEST OF THE SOUTH!’ After Hip Hop was BORN in the Northeast & exploded in the WEST, the SOUTH has dominated with a Swagger & Style that has infatuated the World! This 20 Hit Compilation ‘HIP HOP LEGENDS! – BEST OF THE SOUTH!’ is the ULTIMATE collection of the legendary Southern HEAVY HITTERS! With the likes of Wall-to-Wall ICONS & TRAILBLAZERS, LIL WAYNE, T.I., BABY, JUVENILE, THREE 6 MAFIA, LIL JON, JEEZY, UGK’s BUN B, PAUL WALL, WEBBIE, 8BALL & MJG, HOT BOY ‘B G’, LIL FLIP, FRENCH MONTANA, BIG K.R.I.T., AKON, FIELD MOB, SPICE 1 & more! More LEGENDS & KILLER TRACKS from SOUTHERN ‘KINGS’ than ANY other Hip Hop Compilation! Following the ‘BEST OF ABOVE THE LAW!’, this is another stellar ‘HIP HOP LEGENDS’ series from the red hot label ‘CLASSIC HIP HOP 4 EVER!’.


Head To Heart by Rusty Reid

Head To Heart is the June 12, 2019 album by Seattle, Washington singer/songwriter Rusty Reid on the Northern Latitudes Records label.  This amazing 17 track album features Rusty and many other great musicians showcases his songwriting abilities with a sound that goes from country rock to heavier rock to even a little hip hop thrown in with such great tracks as The Story Of Now, the title track Head To Heart, I Went Searching, Your Tummy, Passion Or Fashion, and so much more.  I was quite impressed with his songwriting style and performance as well as how this album was recorded and produced.  I recommend you take a listen to this amazing album on Spotify and I believe you will like it so much that you will want to own your own copy on CD or digital download from Amazon, CD Baby, Bandcamp and many other music outlets.  You can learn more about this artist and music by going to his website


ABOVE THE LAW : Best of ABOVE THE LAW +COLD 187 – KINGS OF G-FUNK! gAngthology Vol. 1

This is the Hottest Hip Hop ‘BEST OF’ of the Year! We ALL Know ‘ABOVE THE LAW’ was like the ‘Second Coming of N.W.A! As they changed the World coming ‘STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON’ screamin’ ‘F*ck Tha Police’ & their encore was unleashing the rest of their ‘Family’ – ABOVE THE LAW! The first & greatest Gangsta Rap group from Cali on RUTHLESS, EAZY-E’s longtime partners & favorite group! DR. DRE produced their debut album with group leader COLD 187 aka Big Hutch, who later took his position as Head of DEATH ROW Records production when DRE left (overseeing 2PAC, DOGG POUND & other classics!) COLD 187 co-wrote classics on N.W.A & EAZY-E albums, they toured together on N.W.A’s biggest tour ever & are intertwined throughout their legacies!  They were the FIRST to feature 2PAC on an album outside his group & named ‘GROUP OF THE YEAR’ alongside OUTKAST in RapPages! This is their VERY FIRST ‘Best Of – Anthology’ from those classic albums like ‘FOREVER: RICH THUGS’, ‘EXECUTIVE DECISIONS’, ‘LIVE FROM THE GHETTO’ & even unreleased tracks & mixes from the icons ABOVE THE LAW & COLD 187! File this next to the greatest N.W.A, EAZY-E & 2PAC albums! ABOVE THE LAW forever – part of Hip Hop’s elite & most influential groups ever!  The first release from the amazing new ‘CLASSIC HIPHOP4EVER’ label of legendary Hip Hop!


Glory Sound Prep by Jon Bellion

After his amazing success with his June 10, 2016 debut album Human Condition, Jon Bellion is back with his digital download November 9, 2018 album Glory Sound Prep on the Capitol Records label.  Throughout the 10-track sophomore album, Bellion seamlessly intertwines sounds of pop, R&B, hip-hop, and rock through his electrifying songs with such tracks as Conversations With My Wife, JT, Stupid Deep, Cautionary Tales, Mah’s Joint (which he collaborated with legendary producer Quincy Jones) and so much more.  He still has that great sound that made his debut album a success and this album was well written, recorded, performed and produced.  The CD version of this album is scheduled for release on November 30, 2018, through Amazon and other retailers and the vinyl version on blue colored vinyl will be available in January 2019 through his website  and other outlets.  I already preordered my vinyl copy of this album and will be the second colored vinyl album of his that I will have in my library.  My copy of The Human Condition is on clear vinyl.


WANNA PARTY! 3 Continues to Create the Go-To Compilation Series Breaking the Latest POP Hits & Artists!

The New POP Dynasty continues with the 3rd edition of the increasingly popular WANNA PARTY! compilation series. As always featuring 20 hot new Pop hits & artists, this series has become like the ‘NOW’ series for Pop artists doing it independently. For fans of real POP music, they can rejoice in hearing the newest Pop smashes before the World, for fans of Bruno, Justin, Katy, Ariana, Drake, Demi, Taylor & the best of them!  This great compilation contains such great tracks as Victorious and Took The Words by Erick Blu, Set You Free by Nakd, She Wants To Dance by Kaj Bros, Enemy by Beach Casino, My Heart by Evolix, Cali Dreamin’ by Cloudless featuring James Klynn and so much more.  This album was well produced, performed and recorded and will be available from Amazon, iTunes, www. and other outlets where these great CD’s and digital downloads are sold on August 10, 2018.


Wanna Party! 2 by Various Artists

For my 735th music review, I am proud to present Wanna Party  Volume 2,  the second in a series coming out twice a year (like NOW compilations), curated from Worldwide talent search by Top Music Pros, the best of the Indie Artists.  I loved this compilation from start to finish and it was hard to stay still listening to this album with these twenty tracks that contained such great work as Fancy by Nigel Stargate featuring Cee Lo Green, I Want More by Chris Gunther, Reality by Ryan Waczek, Heart’s In It by She’s A Spy, Amber Eyes by Will Sims and so much more.  This amazing collection was well written, performed, produced and recorded.  I highly recommend this album to your music library and you can purchase this album from Amazon, Target, Best Buy, and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.


Man Of The Woods by Justin Timberlake

Man of the Woods is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter and former NSYNC member Justin Timberlake released February 2, 2018, on the RCA Records label.  This 16 track album has spawned three singles so far Filthy (which features his wife Jessica Biel), Supplies, and my favorite track Say Something (featuring Chris Stapleton).  Also on this album is a great duet with Alicia Keys called Morning Light, other tracks such as Flannel, and much more. Chris Stapleton wrote three songs on the album Say Something, Morning Light, and The Hard Stuff.  The rest of the tracks were mainly written by Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, and Chad Hugo.  This album was well performed, recorded and produced.  Check out this album then purchase it from Amazon, Itunes and everywhere else that CD’s, Vinyl and digital downloads are sold.


In My Head by Unknown Hero

In My Head is an upcoming album to be released on October 13, 2017 by electronic band Unknown Hero on their own label.  This album is a mixture of R&B, Hip Hop, Rock, and Funk.  I was impressed by the instrumentation on this album with such tracks as Be Alright and Close My Door which has rich vocal harmonies and piano Melodies.  Other notable tracks on this fifteen song album are Her Name, One More Day, Keep Moving Me, and much more.  The album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. This is an album you need to take a listen to.  This album will be available for purchase on itunes, bandcamp and other places where CD’s and digital downloads is available.

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