Classic Artist of the Week: Roberta Flack

Hailing from Black Mountain, North Carolina, this week’s Riff’s & Rhymes Classic Artist is revered singer Roberta Flack. A revered vocalist whose popularity largely hinges on The Fugees’ rendition of her song “Killing Me Softly,” Flack’s deep catalog of near perfect jazz-pop albums paired with her stunning voice, make her one of the most essential … Continue reading Classic Artist of the Week: Roberta Flack

Lyric of the Week: Anderson .Paak – King James

Lyric: What we built here is godly, you can't gentrify the heart of kings Song: Anderson .Paak – “King James” Album: Ventura (2019) Background: The lead single off of Anderson .Paak’s 2019 album Ventura, “King James” is a smooth, funk filled track that pays homage to NBA superstar LeBron James, and touches on problematic social justice issues in the … Continue reading Lyric of the Week: Anderson .Paak – King James

Lyric of the Week: Blu & Fa†e – Think

Lyric: I was always told think before you talk, I jogged alongside my train of thought Song: Blu & Fa†e - “Think” Album: Open Your Optics to Optimism (2016) Background: One of the most celebrated underground MCs of the new millennium, Blu has built an extensive discography of densely layered concept albums that pay homage … Continue reading Lyric of the Week: Blu & Fa†e – Think