I’ve been mighty MIA…and I apologize for that. Work, school, and the grad school search are taking a toll. Can’t complain, though. God’s good…life’s good. It’s all…good, if busy. This is what’s been on my mind recently. Not excited at all, but…
For those of you who may not be familiar, the site was created by The Roots’ Drummer Questlove. Getting on here is huge…and to get such a good album review is crazy. You can read the whole thing at the link, but my favorite part’s yonder:
“Time & Chance, the first album by Ndelible is a worthy introduction to what I hope is a long-lasting career. The musical nuances are delightful and exciting to what have become mundane radio ears. The lyrics are thoughtful, as if David James sees himself as a vessel (I mean, the dude?s name is David James) and his voice is not some crooner?s silky timbre, but rather a gutty imperfection, untampered with in a world of perfect thin-voiced love singers. But like I said, sincerity always wins. Always. And if Ndelible continues to be sincere, then indelible they will be, indeed.”
In other news…
To all you MJ fans out there, DJ Jazzy Jeff just released a nice Michael Jackson compilation (He’s the King, I’m the DJ)…I’ve had it on rotation for a minute now. It’s available for free here.
Another great record from a local cat by the name of Zo just came out. He (along with members of the Foreign Exchange) have made a pretty cool album that remakes some classic tunes (in the Stevie Wonder, Isley Brothers vein). It’s also available for free here.
Lastly, just saw an interesting profile of Common. Gotta love positivity in rap. Sometimes it’s harder to find than Bin Laden