The Listening Magazine Presents #MonthlyMix: July 2014

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Blue: Depth, Stability, Wisdom, Faith…

The #MonthlyMix for July is here! The Monthly Mix series features the best songs to be released within the past month! July’s edition features music from the likes of Nicki Minaj, Wale, Estelle, Perfume Genius, Ed Sheeran, Chris Brown, Mali Music, and more!  Continue reading

The Reviews | Common – ‘Nobody’s Smiling’

“Now I know how my father felt, that dark day when he realized that
black power didn’t keep the lights on.”

Reviews Common Nobodys Smiling

A lot has changed in Chicago since Lonnie Lynn, Jr. asked us to borrow a dollar. Continue reading

The Reviews | Mali Music – ‘Mali Is…’

“I started making music so I could help put everyone at ease. Each Sunday that I came into this building… I realized music could make you cry, make you dance, or even change your life.”
-Mali Music (from his official website)

The Reviews Mali Is...

The feeling of finally arriving is a powerful moment for any artist. While the events following that moment cannot be predicted, that small period of time becomes memorable after the realization of all of that artist’s hard work up until that point. For Kortney Jamaal Pollard, better known by his stage name Mali Music, that moment is now. Continue reading

The Reviews | The-Dream – ‘Royalty: The Prequel’ EP

Royalty: “People of royal blood or status”.

Reviews Royalty The Prelude

To those of us on the outside looking in, it seems as though Mr. Nash’s thoughts have been increasingly worldly as of late. Gaining notoriety in the early 2000’s for his innovative songwriting, it’s safe to say The-Dream has firmly left his mark on music and has his sights set on tagging up much more. Continue reading

The Reviews | Ed Sheeran – ‘Multiply (x)’

“I’ll do my own thing now, and get respect after.”
-Ed Sheeran, ‘Take It Back’

Reviews Multiply

There is something to be said about being the guy that tries something that most consider to be “left-field”. Continue reading