||Play N Skillz|
The Texan hip-hop duo Play N Skillz makes its official full-length debut with 2005's THE PROCESS. Here brothers Juan "Play" and Oscar "Skillz" Salinas offer up big beats, catchy chanted choruses, and potent rhymes, acknowledging their Latino heritage while keeping ...
In a Perfect World... (2009)
Personnel: Keri Hilson (vocals). Track Listing: Intro; Turnin Me On; Get Your Money Up; Return The Favor; Knock You Down; Slow Dance; Make Love; Intuition; How Does It Feel; Alienated; Tell Him The Truth; Change Me; Energy; Where Did He Go;
||Take the Lead (2006) |
In the 2006 film TAKE THE LEAD, Antonio Banderas plays an instructor who teaches ballroom dancing to a group of rowdy New York City high-school students. Fittingly, some of the songs on the movie's soundtrack mix vintage pop/jazz tunes with ...
Soft White (2009)
Near halfway through SOFT WHITE, his ninth record, Mack 10 drops the slick, `80s soul-jazz hearkening, smooth ballad "Hood Famous." It's both a catchy track and an apt summation of the Cali MC's place in the hip-hop world come 2009 ...
Thriller: 25th Anniversary Edition (1982)
||Casebook Deluxe version w/ zombie cover
The finest example of perfect disco pop, and a record that should be prescribed to musical snobs and manic depressives. The album is a true ambassador of what pop music can be. Jackson whoops and dances through a suite of ...
Third Power (2011)
When it comes to official albums, Drama has been proving that mixtape DJs can do them too, kicking off his high-profile releases with the stellar Gangsta Grillz: The Album (2007) and then falling to Earth with the simply good Vol. ...
El Cartel: The Big Boss (2007)
When 2004's BARRIO FINO became one of reggaeton's best selling albums, and one of the genre's defining documents, Daddy Yankee was elevated to iconic status. That status was helped by the release of BARRIO FINO EN DIRECTO, a set of ...
||Now, Vol. 29 (2008) |
Released in late 2008, this installment in the venerable NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC! leans heavily in the R&B/hip-hop direction, with hit singles by Rihanna (the club-ready "Disturbia"), Chris Brown (the synth-laden "Forever"), and T.I. (the swaggering "Whatever You ...
Track Listing: Intro; Way That I Love You, The; You're Gonna Miss; So Over You; Struggle; Girlfriend; This You Make Me Do; In These Streets; Good Good; Can't Let Go; Mother; Shine; Declaration, The;
||Thrivemix Presents Dance Nation: The Ultimate Party Mix! (2010) |
The Dance Nation formula is well established by now. Round up a batch of recent pop, R&B, and dance hits (preferably in remixed form) and string them together into a continuous mix designed for maximum dancefloor success. This volume of ...
Ball Street Journal (2008)
Two years after scoring platinum success with MY GHETTO REPORT CARD, E-40 returns with one of his most eclectic LPs to date. On THE BALL STREET JOURNAL, the rap vet and foremost emissary of the Bay Area sound lays his ...
Just Go (2009)
2009 album from the R&B/Soul favorite who has been entertaining audiences since his '70s work with The Commodores. Lionel has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. Just Go features artists Akon and Ne-Yo contributing to the writing duties in his ...
H.F.M., Vol. 2: The Hunger For More (2010)
Hip-hop sequels were all too common when Lloyd Banks' 2010 release H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger for More 2) hit the shelves, but besides generating sales, the title does serve a purpose. The satisfying third release finds the G-Unit soldier returning ...
||DJ Danny D / Hammer|
Z103.5 Hit Mix 2010 (2010)
Track Listing: Bad Romance; Stereo Love (Molella Remix); Pon De Floor; Rap Das Armas (Nari & Milani Remix); Sexy Bitch (Chuckie & Lil Jon Remix); Hey Hey (Df's Attention Vocal Mix); Riverside; Warp 1.9; I'm In the House (Club Mix); ...
On his sophomore album, RUTHLESS, Florida-based rapper Ace Hood waxes lyrical about the trials and tribulations of the rap game, comparing the cutthroat industry to a sporting event. Backed by such heavyweights as Rick Ross, Akon, and T-Pain, Hood certainly ...
Super Saucy (2005)
After years of honing his style with kindred spirits South Park Mexican, Kid Frost, and others, the gifted Houston, Texas rapper Baby Bash finally released a remarkably diverse solo debut, THA SMOKIN' NEPHEW in 2003. Bash clearly immersed himself in ...
Trump Life (2009)
Track Listing: DISC 1: How im living; Wifey; I did it for the Game; Way Out; Gangsta Shit; Cocaine Music; Get on; In Da Morning; Hustle Hard; Freedom of Speech; Pop Off; Outro Freestyle; Get Money, Get Fly; Thug'n; Hands in the Sky; DISC 2: [Untitled];
R.O.O.T.S. (Route of Overcoming the Struggle) (2009)
Track Listing: Finally Here; Jump; Gotta Get It; Shone; Right Round; R.O.O.T.S.; Be On You; Mind On My Money; Available; Touch Me; Never; Sugar; Rewind;
||Disturbing Tha Peace|
Strength in Numbers (2007)
Track Listing: Intro; Undisputed; On Top of the World; I Really Liked Her; All Day; Step Back; Body Marked Up; Gravy; Mista Chauvanistic; What Dem Girls Like; Beep; Wet Paint; Look What I Got; Sunshine; One More Drink; Pretty Girl; ...
||Total Club Hits, Vol. 3 (2009) |
Hastily assembled, filler-ridden compilations are a dime-a-dozen in the commercially saturated dance and club music market, but the ThriveMusic label seems to have its pulse locked onto the hottest party-starting anthems of the 2000's with their TOTAL CLUB HITS series. ...
Best of Nelly (2009)
|| (Import) Japan; Super-High Material
Somehow avoiding a best-of compilation ten years into his career in the U.S., Nelly had his first major compilation released in Japan only. The album collects essentially every hit Nelly produced between Country Grammar and Sweatsuit, and follows them roughly ...
We Global (2008)
DJ Khaled's dense, hard-hitting hip-hop productions show the influence of Dirty South and East Coast rap, not to mention the club and bass music of his native Miami. WE GLOBAL, Khaled's third solo full-length, glitters with a veritable who's who ...
When Madonna released her greatest-hits collection Celebration in 2009, she recorded three new songs for the album, and one of them, "Revolver," was released as a single to generate interest in the new anthology, adding yet another hit to Madonna's ...
Time Is Money (2006)
Styles P had been through his share of trials and tribulations, between the success of his certified gold debut, A GANGSTER AND A GENTLEMEN, and the release of its much-delayed follow-up, TIME IS MONEY. After a brief prison term for ...
||Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) |
For the soundtrack to the 2009 retail-obsessed comedy CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC, the filmmakers assembled a collection of accessible pop tunes. Among the many consumer-related tunes on the album are Lady GaGa's sassy "Fashion" (not to be confused with David ...