Contemporary R&B

Artist: 
Drake
Label: 
Young Money Entertainment/Cash Money Records

Drake's "God's Plan" is another basic but good Drake song. The overall vibe of the song is reminiscent of "Views" with a repetitive but hypnotic beat in the background while Drake has a catchy hook. The most iconic line to come out of this single is already circulating Twitter. "She said do you love me? I tell her only partly, I only love my bed and my mama. I'm sorry." That line can give you an idea of what the lyrics of the songs are like, the usual braggadocious lyrics we have been hearing from mainstream rappers.

Sounds Like: 
Big Sean - sing-rapping and similar beat to what you might find on "I Decided."
Sounds Like: 
PARTYNEXTDOOR - R&B vibes but not as smooth as PARTY on this
Name: 
Alli Gilbreath
Date Reviewed: 
02/20/2018
Artist: 
Kelela
Label: 
Warp Records Limited

After her highly successful EP release in 2015 entitled "Hallucinogen", R&B artist Kelela is back on the scene with her first ever full length studio album "Take Me Apart". This album is impressive both in terms of the production, and lyrics. The producers of this album clearly paid close attention to detail on the musicality of the background tracks. Each note is well shaped and crisp, making the songs sound 3-dimensional and flowy. The tones chosen in the background sound very euphoric and provide a harmonious overtone for the vocals.

Sounds Like: 
Sevdaliza
Sounds Like: 
FKA Twigs
Sounds Like: 
90's R&B (But a little more upbeat)
Name: 
Tyler Dille
Date Reviewed: 
11/05/2017
Artist: 
Noname
Label: 
Noname

Now this is a story all

about how Noname's album got upside down

and would you please  take a minute just sit all alone

and listen to this album named Telefone. 

Her tones modern 90's

and the beats experimental

yeah shes a female rapper just dont be judgemental

she can play with the guys and she raps with the best

compared to most rappers shes better than the rest

Sunny Duet is one of our faves on the album

its cute and unique and makes you feel solemn

Sounds Like: 
Chance the Rapper
Sounds Like: 
if Poussey from OITNB could rap
Name: 
Brendan Bogar/Patrick Baker
Date Reviewed: 
02/08/2017
Artist: 
Bruno Mars
Label: 
Universal Motown

         "24k Magic" is the long-awaited 3rd album by accomplished singer/multi-instrumentalist/and producer Bruno Mars, and is his follow-up project to his critically acclaimed album "Unorthodox Jukebox". However, unlike most of the somber and generally subdued songs in "Unorthodox Jukebox", Bruno takes a much more uptempo throwback style similar to that late 80's funk and R&B.

Sounds Like: 
James Brown
Sounds Like: 
Pharrell
Sounds Like: 
Sugarhill Gang
Name: 
Sai A. Sreedhar
Date Reviewed: 
01/25/2017
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