Posts Tagged ‘R&B’

*sigh*  It should be pretty clear that I’m crazy about this man.  D’Angelo stops in Paris at Le Zenith and blesses the crowd with the undisputable fan favorite, “Untitled (How Does It Feel?)”.  After watching this clip and hearing that soulful, passionate voice, I can definitively state, “It feels damn good.”  Although his performance isn’t as steamy as the music video, the raw passion is still there.  With just his piano and his vocals, it’s the closest we’ll get to appreciating D’Angelo’s stripped vulnerability (for now–hopefully).


It’s been a minute since I’ve really dug a R&B/Pop singer.  Admittedly, when I first heard Elle Varner’s “Only Wanna Give It To You”, I experienced a slight internal struggle, fighting the groove that this joint made me feel.  Ok, I like her.  She has these soulful undertones that belie her pop princess persona.

Before the release of her debut album, she’s dropped a very nice mixtape, Conversational Lush.  With production from J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and Bei Maejor, Elle blends her take on soul and pop seamlessly.  Check it out.  You won’t be disappointed.

Sooo, I just came across some fire and I have to share.  Hailing from East London, the singer/songwriter A.L. croons melodically over classic beats from the late, great J Dilla.  That’s right.  This young lady was bold enough to hop on some Jay Dee productions and do her thang.  Her style is slightly reminiscent of both members of Floetry.  Yep, she gets her Floacist on, rhyming coolly as if Dilla designed those beats especially for her.

Personal stand out tracks are “123456789”, taken from Q-Tip’s “Let’s Ride” (a true banger, btw), and “The Urge”, which is an ode to a lady’s yearning for just a good ole fuck.  But please believe, the whole EP is a smooth ride.

Click the cover art for the free download of “The LB EP (The Laid Back EP)”.