IS YOUR MUSIC VERSED APPROVED?!
A look at newly released albums that got approved or denied!
Monica: New Life
Release Date: 04/10/2012
Record Label: J Records
Well it’s about time!!! Since talks of the release date for this much anticipated album has been negotiating since 2011, but the time has finally come for fans who’ve missed our girl Monica. Although she usually gives it a couple of years in between releasing an album, New Life comes just two years and a month after she last came out with Still Standing in March of 2010. It’s the lucky number 7 for this album and fans, she does not disappoint at all! Already having released the powerful yet so relatable “Until It’s Gone” and her duet with past-nemesis Brandy in “It All Belongs To Me”, fans get to experience a new sound and appreciate more from the grammy-award winner as she invites listeners a look into her new life. With much help from producers such as Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Cox, Salaam Remi, Polow Da Don, Lamb and Missy Elliott, this project shows much success! This album has been VERSED approved.
Elliott Yamin: Let’s Get To What’s Real
Release Date: 04/10/2012
Record Label: eOne
Well talk about SOUUUUUL! Sounding like Robin Thicke’s family member, this American Idol alum is giving his all in this project. While March was supposed to be the official date for this recent project to be released, it’s about time Yamin is able to drop his fourth album this fine spring. Immediately pressing play, listeners are over-taken by the profound and passion escaping off the lips of this skilled man flowing harmoniously through your speakers. Tracks like “Self Control”, and the album-titled single “Lets Get To Whats Real” are the nice tempo sounds while “Downtown” and “Poison” show off the funky sounds that are needed to balance this musically-charged album. Filled with such spunk and loud funky tunes, this album is sure to be played for years to come! This album has been given a VERSED approved pass for sure!
Nicki Minaj: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Release Date: 04/03/2012
Record Label: Universal Records
It’s possible that Nicki Minaj is extra serious about this alter-ego of hers, now by releasing a reloaded 19-track album ft. her other “half” Roman Zolanski who’s featured on various tracks and even making cameo appearances on this pink project. Tracks like”Roman Holiday” and “Roman Reloaded” ft Lil Wayne give listeners a sense of what Roman is all about with her rapping skills while fans can also rock out to other popular listings like “Starships” and the r&B-esque “Right By My Side” ft Chris Brown. Other music that appears on the album “Sex In The Lounge”, “Automatic”, and “Beautiful Sinner” could’ve most certainly did without seeing as all that’s being heard is just loud, boring techno music. But nonetheless, the renewed, I mean re-loaded album still gets a few stars for it’s creativity and unique sound. This album has been VERSED approved.
Think Like a Man- Music From & Inspired by the film
Release Date: 04/10/2012
Record Label: Epic
Besides awaiting the release to this ever-so-popular novel turned movie, fans now have the opportunity of vibing to the sexy and catchy tunes of the music provided for “Think Like a Man” out in theaters April 20th. Already catching a glimpse of what’s to come with music from the likes of Jennifer Hudson ft. Ne-Yo and Rick Ross in “Think Like A Man” or the sensual sounds of John Legend ft. Ludacris in “Tonight”, and other music from Kelly Rowland, Marcus Canty, and others; fans you will not be let down. Look at it this way, you’ll already be steps ahead before the actual movie comes out ten days later. This album has been VERSED approved.
Mashonda: Love, Mashonda
Release Date: 04/05/2012
Record Label: unknown
Could it be fashionably late or should time be a factor in this love (ers) mixtape presented by Swiiz Beatz ex-wife Mashonda? A’well, so this mixtape that the former Mrs. Dean has released, features five new tracks from her and she added some of her favorite slow jams into the mix. Put together by Dj Finesse as if listners couldn’t already tell with the constant reminders from that slow female monotone voice that every mix has; the mixtape in total carrys 14 tracks. Music from the artist herself isn’t entirely bad, but it’s a bit hard to get used to, however her favorites that are played on the tape help with the “lovey-dovey” and “sexyness” of this project. Music such as “All I Ask of You” by Raphael Saadiq, “Bad Habit” by Maxwell, and “Soon As I Get Home” with Faith Evans and Aaron Hall fall accordingly well into place in this new release. Although the music not sung by the individual who released the album is way better and makes the tape what it is, it should’ve featured more music from Mashonda, soooo all should know where this album will NOT be going, and that is the VERSED approved vault.