Yes - Musiq Soulchild
I meant to get this on the last list I did the last time I talked about my latest favorites. Since it was an oversight on my part I made sure to get it on this time. This cat has been consistent with steadily making great music ever since he first hit the scene back in 2000. Although every cd isn't full of classics like his first one was there's always at least a couple of hits that are slammin'. He's done it again with this one. If you're still sleepin' on this brotha then shame on you.
Celebration (rmx) - Tank featuring Chris Brown and Trey Songz
It wasn't that long ago that I featured the original version as the latest cut I was feeling. Well anyone that knows anything about R&B music knows that when a song gets hot it's only a matter of time before the remix drops. And most of the time the remix is even hotter than the original. Here's another case in point. Both versions are currently in heavy rotation with me.
Sure Thing - Miguel
So when I heard this the other day I immediately went to Zune to see if he had a full cd out. Sure did. And it had been out since 2010? I went to download it only to find out that it was already in my collection. Yes indeed I really need to get more current on what I do and don't have. Thing is when I tried listening to more of Miguel's cd I found that I wasn't quite diggin' the whole thing. This is probably the best song on there.
Marvin's Room - Drake
I was about to be hot for a second because I thought this song was off his last cd and I somehow missed it. Apparently he has a new cd getting ready to drop and this one's from it. Some folks may consider Drake too mainstream but I really dig his flow. It is very rare that you have an artist come around who has a tight lyrical flow but also sounds decent when they sing too. Besides Lauryn Hill (the pre-crazy days) can you think of one? Go ahead..I'll wait...
Marvin's Room - Jojo
No it's not a typo. It really is the same song with a different artist. Believe me, I'm just as surprised myself that I actually like a Jojo song. Especially one where she did a remake of a song that has only been out for a few months at the most. But she really sounds good on this version. Sure, it probably helps that the original was already off tha chain. Nevertheless, her own little touch on it really makes this one stick with you.