New Music Reviews . Soul music lost one of its all time greats last month with the death of Isaac Hayes. As a songwriter, singer and musician, he was a troubador who paved the way for a generation of young artists. We take a look back at the career of this seminal artist.
Eric Benet - He has won a lot of fans with his brand of smooth soul, and he has returned with a fine new album that should get the women swooning again. Check out our review.
Eddy Grant may have appeared to be a one hit wonder when he topped the charts with "Electric Avenue," but a new compilation shows there was much more behind the music of this international artist.
Solange - She may be best known as Beyonce's sister, but with her new album "Angel and the Hadley Street Dreams," Solange steps out on her own as an artist to be reckoned with.
Craig David burst onto the scene seven years ago with the rap of being a pop music lightweight. But his quietly released new album "Trust Me" has our L. Michael Gipson eating a bit of crow.
Dave Holister's days of being known as a soul loverman may be behind him if he keeps making top notch Gospel albums like his newest, Witness Protection.
Nick Mundy - He's made a name for himself as a songwriter for over a decade, and Nick has now put himself on the CD cover with his new disc, "Just Songs."
Faith Evans has lived a life of notoriety, and our Melody Charles applauds Evans' brutal honesty in her new autobiography, "Keep the Faith"
Janelle Monae has been hailed as one of the most creative new artists, with her album "Metropolis: The Chase Scene" receiving incredible critical praise. Come see what our Christian John Wikane says about this release.
Sir Wick - In the new world of adult music, this maestro's hot disc "An Interpretation of a Universal Language" shows that you can make tunes for "grown folks" without them being snoozers.
SWV - The Sisters with Voices were among the most popular singing groups of the 90s, and group member Taj has written her first book, "Player HateHER," about how girls and women treat each other, and how to avoid the pitfalls of this unkind treatment.
Southside Johnny is the pride of New Jersey, and his new big band disc, "Grapefruit Moon," finds him at the top of his interpretive game.
Also check out reviews of the new albums by Little Jackie, Maria Howell, Spensha Baker and Honey Brown as well as the latest goings on in Soul Music in our our News Section.