This is a young man letting his pain out-Miami times --Miami Times
Rage , Outlaws inc Great tunes dudes! This is the hip hop we need. --apex news and beats
A Banger great lyrics, a true album --cb news
The brilliant new release from the iconic MC who amazingly continues to raise the bar to phenomenal new heights that have never been seen before in hip hop. Accompanied by the cutting edge, futuristic, multi-tiered, and streetwise musical landscapes of NYC's brightest producer, Solar, Guru breathes new life into true lyricism. Together Guru and Solar bring forth relevant conceptual songwriting that will have all the real (hip hop) heads immediately addicted to this album. Guru 8.0 :Lost & Found is a major compliment to Guru's prominent musical legacy and shows that his love for the art form and hip hop culture is greatly thriving. This is a pure hip hop record that defines a crucial new direction and paves the way for a creative, intelligent change from the same old thing.
Nino Brown once again has created a killer set featuring all the latest music working in the clubs, on the charts and radio, and all of his upcoming hit predictions. Blazin' 2009 features hits by Rihanna, NeYo, Nelly, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Jay-Z, Timbaland and many more, mixed together on an awesome double disc.
The turning point came for K'Jon while writing music in a Los Angeles hotel room. After years of putting out independent releases while working a day job to support his family in Detroit, he had to figure out his future in the music industry.
"I was missing my family something terrible," says K'Jon. "I was sitting in that room, wondering if writing songs was worth being away from my daughter. I was really going through it."
Singing from the age of eight, K'Jon had been dabbling in the business for years. What started out as a hobby was beginning to morph into a career. In 2004, he had the honor of having his song, "Miami," featured on the soundtrack for 2Fast 2Furious. He opened for everyone from Ludacris and Ne-Yo to Raheem DeVaughn. He released a few independent albums that became popular in his hometown. Things were coming together.
"But it was happening slowly," K'Jon explains. "I'd accomplished quite a bit. But it still felt like my moment hadn't come. I saw a lot of folks around me really take off. I was trying to figure out when it would be my time."
K'Jon began pouring out his feelings into a song. Working so hard in the music business felt like being in a raft in the middle of the ocean. Would his ship finally come in? That idea became the song "On The Ocean." And as soon as he finished writing and then recording a demo version of the song, he knew he had something special.
Sean Paul is the most successful Jamaican artist of all time on the US charts, with three #1 singles (Temperature, Get Busy, and Baby Boy), five Top Ten hits (including We Be Burnin' and Gimme The Light), and eight chart entries over two worldwide multi-platinum albums.
The Trinity confirmed Sean's stature as truly an international superstar, with total global sales in excess of 4 million. The album followed Sean's 2002 RIAA 2x platinum certified VP/Atlantic debut, Dutty Rock which sold more than 6 million copies worldwide.
Since making his recording debut in 2005, Trey Songz has patiently and artfully crafted some of the most acclaimed and compelling R&B music of the decade. His first two Songbook Entertainment/Atlantic albums, 'I GOTTA MAKE IT' (2005) and 'TREY DAY' (2007), yielded a trio of top ten singles, 'Girl Tonight,' 'Last Time,' and 'Can't Help But Wait.' And when the latter song garnered Trey a coveted Grammy nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, it marked the validation of the faith shown in Trey by the late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, who hailed him as one of 'the most promising R&B artists we have had since we started the company 60 years ago.' Now, with the 2009 release of 'READY,' Trey Songz is more than ready to claim his place in the pantheon of R&B greats.
From the street single, 'Brand New,' to his self-described male version of Mary J. Blige's 'Be Without You' in 'One Love,' the Virginian draws on a range of influences to craft an album that will thrill his longtime fans and happily surprise all newcomers to the Trey Songz story. Indeed, with its blend of hip-hop, R&B, and pop - exemplified by tracks like 'Black Roses,' where Trey croons over a distorted guitar - 'READY' demonstrates his growth on every front. The third time around, Trey displays a new vocal maturity combined with his renowned ability to twist notes and keys effortlessly, while presenting an increasing breadth of subject matter.
2009 collection from the Jazz keyboardist which gathers 20 years of music making, and puts them in one amazing collection! Includes many great collaborations featuring Grover Washington Jr. Will Downing and Marion Meadows and more. With over 70 minutes of incredible music, and six unreleased tracks, this is one CD that needs to be a part of every collection!