John Legend Evolver Review – John Legend’s “Evolver” album will hit stores on October 28, 2008 in the U.S. and October 20, 2008 in the UK,through Columbia/Sony Urban records.John Legend went for a pop oriented sound on this LP,a slight departure from the soul sound of his first two CDs.The result is quite impressive,not as good though as his first releases.John Legend is good at what he does and this can be heard on songs like “Green Light”,”Everybody Knows”,”Quickly”,” I Love, You Love” and “If You’re Out There”.Despite the quality and artistic value of “Evolver”,I hope that he will re-embrace his soul roots on his next album,because that’s what he does best. I will give John Legend’s “Evolver” a 3.5/5 mainly because of the masterful artistry.
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Def Jam Recordings/Columbia
Written By: Samir Siddiqui
‘”The game needs him,
plus the people need someone to believe in,
So in God’s Son we trust, cause they know I’ma give ‘em what they want
They lookin’ for a hero, I guess that makes me a hero”
Big Noyd – Illustrious
Big Noyd has been apart of one of hip hop most important boroughs and teams. The Mobb Deep affiliate has never been able to garner much solo success unlike his brethren but it was not because he lacked ability. Noyd verses throughout the Mobb’s discography have been mostly classic but he has yet to use those verses to catapult him to solo success. Noyd returns with his 5th solo release (shocked me too) “Illustrious”.
Leaning back on a broader audience after the last couple of explosive singles, Fat Joe is ready to hit the scene again—and he intends to be the topic of conversation. “I am going to be that elephant in the room, ” he says, his dimples implying an air of mischievous confidence. “I’m here in hip-hop and you won’t be able to ignore me.”
We’ll find out if his prophecies become truth on March 11th, when his eighth album, The Elephant in the Room, drops. Until then, here’s Rap-Up.com’s track-by-track rundown.
Dan Johns and DJ Forge – Rebirth of a Dying Breed
Magnum Opus Records
Dan Johns has weathered the storm of industry setbacks, emotional typhoons and at the end of it all he had a genesis where he found his true voice. After dropping his long awaited sophomore album, “In The Face of Danger”, Dan decides not to rest on his laurels by dropping “Rebirth of a Dying Breed”. The old adage says absence makes the heart grow fonder; its obvious Dan Johns does not live by that mantra.