Last week there was a drought of new albums, but this week one of the most talked about projects set for release this year is Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange.’ The focus on the album is equal to his sexual orientation, which may provide additional perspective for listeners of the new record.
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange (BUY NOW)
One of the most highly anticipated albums of the year is Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange.’ Fans can expect to hear songs that tell stories, interludes that include video game sound effects and dialogue, jazzy/electro tinged R&B, and collaborations with Andre 3000, John Mayer and Earl Sweatshirt. Song topics range from love, philosophy, alienation, drug abuse, and religion (much like his mixtape “Nostalgia, Ultra”), with the difference being the live instrumentation that now accompanies his thought-provoking lyrics. Get ready for an LP armed with a different perspective to join the R&B landscape.
Crates: Remix Fundamentals Vol. 2, Jill Scott ()
Part two of the three volume series is comprised of Jill Scott records remixed by acclaim DJs and producers including DJ Jazzy Jeff, Ron Trent, Mr Mig (BeyoncÃ©), Ca$e Boogie (Young Money), and Jaymes”Th3ree Fourteen” Ball (Maybach Music amongst others for an eclectic collection.
July 24, 2012
Damita – Anticipation
Will Downing – Tomorrow
July 31, 2012
Joss Stone – The Soul Sessions Vol. 2 (July 31)
Leela James – In the Spirit of Etta James (July 31)
Karyn White – Carpe Diem
Nona Hendryx – Mutatis Mutandis
August & Beyond
Jessie Ware- Devotion (August 13)
Ashanti – BraveHeart (August 28)
Tamia – Beautiful Surprise (August 28)
Cassie – King of Hearts (September)
Mint Condition – Music at the Speed of Life
Tiffany Evans – Perfect Imperfection
Angie Stone – Rich Girl
Anthony David – Love Out Loud