Just sharing some news on the 2009 album releases homefront.
I did say I would shut this whole shit down if we didn’t get an album from D’Angelo this year. It’s looking increasingly like my side eye might finally get a rest after nine long years. (Thanks Fresh!)
Billboard is reporting that the forthcoming album will be called “James River” (I can dig it!) and will include collabos with Raphael Saadiq, Roy Hargrove, Cee-Lo Green, Mark Ronson, and….HWSNBN!!! If and when that happens, I’ll do nothing else for the foreseeable future but listen to that track on repeat 24/7.
The album doesn’t yet have a release date other than a vague, “this summer” which doesn’t put my side eye palpitations totally at rest. Sorta like putting a ring on it with no definitive date on the horizon.
He’s also planning to tour here and in Europe. Again, I’ll believe it when I see some dates and venues announced and an increase in Ramen noodle sales in order to be able to afford the tickets. But I do actually have hope!
Now on to an artist who leaves me with absolutely no doubt that his album will be in our waiting hands this summer: Eric Roberson.
He said at the concert the other night that the album is about 95% done. He expects to record for another month and it’s a wrap!
The other night he performed another new song, which I hope makes the album. The very sexy, yet funky, “The Power That Kisses Hold”
If this is any indication of what we’re about to see on “The Newness” or “Music Fan,” we’re in for a musical treat…as if there was any doubt.
Looks like someone is getting a lot of their musical wishes for the new year! Let me find out you got some pull sis!
If you got it like that, how bout working some magic on that new Bilal LP?
Oh and I’m diggin’ the new theme too, but I kinda miss your old header.
vivrant thang said:
Ha! I wish! Bilal would have an album out every week if I had any say so. And this look is all temporary. I’m still trying to figure out how I can afford to deck this place out! I hate that header too…trust me! LOL!
Soul UK said:
Talking of artists on the missing list anyone heard anything about Carol Riddick lately?? Or Jaguar Wright??
Both are artists that i love and need to hear new material from. I am (finally) over the floetry split and looking forward to solo stuff from both this year (apparently).
Carol Riddick is doing well. She is still doing show in her hometown of Philly and she is currently working on her second album. No release date as of yet. But if you need some new music from her….check out I-tunes and she is featured with Keith Crouch’s song “In A Daze”. Just type in Carol Riddick and get a great jazz joint with Carol on it by David P. Stephens…Enjoy! http://www.myspace.com/carolriddick
what is the deal with Marsha from Floetrys album, it was supposed to come out last year
Soul UK said:
Marsha is on Aftermath, which probably means we will not see an album! I thought maybe we would see somethin early ’09 but the release of her mixtape makes me think we’ll be waitin alot longer 😦
Natalie Stewart has confirmed that her solo debut will be released this year … but when I do not know.
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PBG aka The Notorious C.A.T. said:
I am yet prayerful for the D’Angelo album.
Y does Marsha being on Aftermath mean we wont c her release her cd? DrDre is a great producer & surely he promised 2 take care of her if Marsha signed w him.
Natalie posted on her myspace & did a radio interview w Wendy Williams saying she was getting married & gonna focus on being a wife. So now she is back 2 music? Good! I miss them both.
…Amanda Diva may be talented but she didnt belong in Floetry.
Also, Ginuwine was in Cali last weekend for all the music grammy events. There were reports that Dangelo was there as well. Perhaps D’s cd will come.
D & Maxwell think keeping ppl waiting 4ever will work? Im very surprised that Virgin & Columbia is being so patient w both men seeing as how label drop artists so quickly. Columbia is also Lauryn HIll’s label as well.