Introducing Stokley

 

The debut solo album from the unmistakable voice of Mint Condition, Stokley Williams was digitally released on June 23rd 2017. Long-time Mint Condition fans obviously felt like they already knew the man, so calling it “Introducing Stokley” was a bit of a head-scratcher for them, but it still worked out, as this seemed to be Stokley introducing himself a solo artist. Continue reading

Free – Lisa Shaw

I can’t recall exactly how Lisa Shaw’s music was first brought to my attention, but there’s a pretty good chance that I was on the internet and one of her songs came up, which then of course, prompted me to do a little more investigating. I later discovered that she’s Canadian born and of Jamaican heritage. “Yah, mon!” “Irie!” “Seen?” “How come she doesn’t have dreadlocks?” And all that boring, cliched, stereotypical type of stuff. She also frequently collaborates Continue reading

Madonna – Erotica

Madonna’s fifth studio album, “Erotica” was released all the way back in 1992 on Warner Brothers Records, who were also distributing a new label which she founded at the time called Maverick Records. Its release coincided with a black-and-white coffee table book, quite simply (and bluntly) titled, “SEX.” Continue reading

Stay Human – Michael Franti And Spearhead

Back in 1997, Michael Franti and his band, Spearhead released their second studio album, “Chocolate Supa Highway.” It was yet another slice of socially conscious funky hip-hop mixed with shades of reggae, along with the odd storytelling rhyme. Fans waited with baited breath for the next installment, which unfortunately took a lot longer thanks to record label politics, including a record executive suggesting Franti collaborate with Will Smith, as he was the biggest rapper at the time. Continue reading