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Aug 1st 2002


Donell Jones - Life goes on: LP (Laface)


Here as promised is my review (though a month or so late on my part) on Donell Jones latest LP 'Life goes on'. This album holds true to form and dare I say (and I will) is even better than the last one that Donell released in 1999.

Donell seems to mature in both his style and content on this release and his maturity is evident in the lead off single '(Gotta get her) Outta my head', an infectious head bopper driven by a smoking bass line, smooth lyrics and tight production from Eddie Ferrell (of the Untouchables fame). 

With songwriting credits for Usher, 702 and Brownstone already under his belt, songs like 'Don't leave', 'Do u wanna', 'Freaking U' and 'I hope it's you' vertify this man's status as an excellent songwriter, rich in warmth, heart and emotion. The next single will most likely be 'You know that I love you' beautifully penned by Jamie Hawkins (son to gospel great - Tramaine Hawkins whose excellent debut release as yet to see the light of day). This track should be the hit of the summer for it's delightful groove that makes you wanna stop what you're doing and just bop your head to it in a word - PHAT (and all that).

Donell doesn't disappoint in the ballads area either with some tasty move slow tracks to wet the appetite. 'Where you are' continues on from the  hit from his last set 'I wanna be where you are' and the title track explains that life do indeed go on.  

A definitive masterpiece in the making here don't miss out on it. This is one I highly recommend as one you should definitely get. A TY-D Pick indeed

Listen to Donell Jones - '(Gotta get her) Outta my head'

Listen to Donell Jones - 'You know that I love you'  







 Toni Braxton feat: Irv Gotti - no more love (Laface)


Toni 'Miss thing' Braxton returns to the podium spotlight once again after surprising everyone 2 years ago with her 'comeback' album (of sorts) called 'Heat' which sprawned the top 10 hits 'He wasn't man enough' 'Spanish Guitar' and 'Just be a man about it'.

The recently married Mrs. Braxton incorporated the services of 'Murder Inc' rapper Irv Gotti in this modest dance floor number that borrows the sample of Luther Vandross's - 'Never too much' (yep seems to be a popular choice nowadays) as the back drop to the song. Decent production is on hand too as Toni does her thing as only she can. The song is going for adds in the next few weeks and should do well at radio and club level in most markets. 

Not much else is offered as far as release date or album title but I'll keep you posted when it becomes available.  A TY-D Pick nevertheless though. 

Listen to Toni Braxton's 'No more love'




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