Top 5’s | Single Artist/Producer Albums, Pt. II

Part I Aaliyah – Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number (1994) Producer: R. Kelly* An album that is often overlooked due to the impressive work that followed, but Aaliyah’s debut album should be remembered very fondly for the hits it produced (including ‘Back & Forth’, ‘Throw Your Hands Up’ and ‘Down With The Clique’) and the genre-defining, 90’s R&B sound implemented by R. Kelly. Snoop Dogg … Continue reading Top 5’s | Single Artist/Producer Albums, Pt. II

Music | SNE – Come Again

The self-proclaimed “golden child” of Hackney, SNE, continues building momentum ahead of his forthcoming project, Essence, with his latest single entitled, ‘Come Again’. The Penhouse produced cut samples Aaliyah’s ‘Come Over’, with SNE putting a fresh, modern twist on the popular slow jam, though, it’s not the only classic song he pays homage to, with track ending with the vocalist reciting the hook from Jagged Edge’s … Continue reading Music | SNE – Come Again

Discussion | Would Beyoncé Be As Successful If Aaliyah Was Still Alive?

Now, before the BeyHive swarm around me in an attempt to protect their Queen Bey, please allow me to elucidate a quite innocent, though seemingly provocative title. The question that forms the basis of this article is simply a thought I had once upon a time, whilst witnessing Beyoncé’s extraordinary run of commercial success between 2006-2013. Aaliyah herself had a similarly prosperous period from 1994 … Continue reading Discussion | Would Beyoncé Be As Successful If Aaliyah Was Still Alive?