Here’s what’s good around the blogsphere this week. Check it!

  • Ya’ll know how I feel about UK Soul. Still haven’t got into this? Head on over and download two free Best of British mixes.
  • Sometimes I feel like I “can’t last a day” without another Faith album. Guess I’ll have to settle for her guesting on a track from Lady Tee’s forthcoming album. Sigh. [via Adventures of an Audio Diva]
  • Is it fair to hold artists musically captive with our personal expectations? Weigh in over at Soundnexx.
  • Where in the world is Alice Smith indeed? Yet, I’m sure Keylolo Cole will have another album out by year’s end. [via Soul Bounce]
  • One of the highlights of Essence Festival this summer will be seeing the reunion of En Vogue up close and personal. Until then, watch footage of them performing on the Trumpet Awards. [via Pinboard]
  • Since I disagree with half the picks on this list of essential albums of the 90s, maybe I should just do my own. Stay tuned!
  • Tawiah keeps a sista feenin for more. Check out a new track with producer Zed Bias. Bang this in your whips. [via Moovmnt]
  • Get to know Chester Gregory [via Nu-Soul Magazine]
  • Omar was in LA a couple nights ago. I wonder if he turned it out like he did in DC. Hell, I know he did! If you were there, tell me about it in the comments. [via Beatlife]

It’s on and poppin baby! Rock the Bells 2009 lineup has been announced by one of the nicest freestylers in the game. As hot as the lineup is, I hope Q-Tip, Meth and Red are among the special guests that pop up.

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