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Wednesday, December 13 2006

Best R&B of 2006

Mike Joseph's picks for the year's best in R&B include manly soul men, retro futurists, sex-you-up lyricists, and one funky Jehovah's Witness.


Monday, August 15 2011

Pitbull: Planet Pit

The newly rechristened "Mr. Worldwide" is sharpening stones and picking up broads to improve his business acumen. It's a sign of the times.

Monday, November 22 2010

Ne-Yo: Libra Scale

Ne-Yo offers up another solid effort, only this time's he's having a little more fun.

Monday, November 3 2008

Ne-Yo: Year of the Gentleman

It’s always good to pick up an album with modest expectations and find yourself pleasantly surprised by the quality of the music.

Wednesday, June 6 2007

Ne-Yo: Because of You

R&B singer/songwriter comes close to perfection while defining the antithesis of a sophomore slump.

Thursday, April 20 2006

Ne-Yo: In My Own Words

It will blow up if it flirts with pop. Poppa Jay-Z smiles as singer and songwriter Ne-Yo proves a worthy investment.


Thursday, May 27 2010

Ne-Yo Meets a "Beautiful Monster"

Fedora-loving, Def Jam crooner Ne-Yo has returned with the first single off his upcoming album, Libra Scale. With "Beautiful Monster", Ne-Yo, like so many of


Tuesday, March 3 2009

For Ne-Yo, the year of the gentleman continues

Ne-Yo doesn't feel he's getting the appreciation he deserves. But he's not about to change who he is just to get it. Ne-Yo has platinum

Monday, June 4 2007

Ne-Yo discovers the price of fame

Eight years ago, Shaffer Smith was just some guy from Las Vegas, albeit one quietly plotting a musical revolution. In 1999, still in his teens, he'd

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