TKE3 The Maker & III (A Drill Tape) GTG Entertainment (2022) By Robert M. Marovich Nigerian-born and UK-raised Victor Atuonwu is a producer and rapper known as TKE3. The Maker & III is his first release since 2020’s EP Amen. The sixteen-minute drill tape is a chill electronic mélange of [...]
By Nicole McCray Black History Month coincided with the release of the new compilation, Birthright: A Black Roots Music Compendium (Craft Recordings, 2023). Listeners who want to learn about Black music history can enjoy and rejoice in Black artists' impact on American music throughout history. Some of the recordings are [...]
Backed by a ferocious troupe of musicians, indie blues performers Robert Hill and Joanne Lediger cover classics from a certain gritty guitar evangelist and also offer newly-composed tunes on their eleven-track Revelation.
Johnny Ruffin Jr.Just Johnny (EP)JBP Music (release date: July 23, 2022)By Robert M. MarovichAlthough the EP Just Johnny is a solo outing for North Carolina’s Johnny Ruffin Jr., it has a quartet sensibility to it. Ruffin has a quartet lead singer’s vocal intensity, complete with growls, evangelistic shouts, and flights [...]
Regina BelleMy Colorful ChristmasTashi3 Entertainment / Altavoz Distribution(release date: November 1, 2022) Visit Site By Robert M. MarovichMy Colorful Christmas, the first yuletide album from GRAMMY Awardee Regina Belle, and issued on her own imprint, Tashi3 Entertainment, traverses mostly familiar holiday fare. Traditional carols and more recently-composed Christmas songs receive [...]
For as often as I’ve heard Chicago gospel singer Sylvia Fedrick, it didn’t strike me until listening to her EP Syl’s Combo 2022 that if you close your eyes, you would swear you are listening to a male high tenor like Maxwell or Prince.