All of Me
If you’re looking for a solid new R & B album to spin, check out rapper/singer/songwriter Estelle’s latest called All of Me. You might be familiar with Estelle from her breakout hit song American Boy (featuring Kanye West) off her 2008 album Shine. Estelle eschews the crazy costumes and theatrics that some female artists tend to rely upon. Instead, she lets her music speak for itself. This is a well produced and polished album, featuring guest vocals by Janelle Monae, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, and Rick Ross. Once was all I needed to listen to the brief in-between song interludes of relationship talk, but the rest of the album offers a nice musical chill-out. Listen to a clip from the track called Wonderful Life:
Other standouts are album opener The Life, and Do My Thing. So check out Estelle and see why John Legend invited her across the pond from London and signed her to his record label.