♫ Brandy – Love Me the Most (full) – listen
Here’s a new track that was leaked from Brandy’s Human sessions. It’s supposedly produced by Bryan-Michael Cox, who was initially supposed to be executive produce Brandy’s latest effort. The song is similar to the last cut on Brandy’s album, “Fall.” In any event, I always think that Brandy’s voice sounds amazing on any track that she touches, but I’m not sure whether or not it fit in with the overall feel of the album. Brandy, however, is already in the studio working on new material with Tricky Stewart. Should be interesting.
♫ Teairra Mari – Deja Vu (full) – [removed]
Teairra Mari is still on the promo trail for her sophomore album. I was hoping that she would be getting a little more promo with her new songs, but it seems as though it’s not taking off as quickly as I had hope. I’m not sure what’s going on with her project, At That Point, but new music is leaking. “Deja Vu” is not the best of the new material, but it’s produced by The Movement and still carries that pop/R&B sound that Teairra has been going for this go ’round.
♫ Jarvis – Superman (full) – listen
Another artist who has been laying low. Disturbing Tha Peace’s Jarvis dropped a single last summer, but we never heard anything else from him. Here’s the new track, “Superman,” which takes from the popular Souljaboy song “Crank Dat.” The song was produced by Jazze Pha, and you can definitely hear him on the background vocals during the chorus. I’m hoping that DTP decided to put the time and energy (and money) into his project, because they haven’t been making much noise with any of their artists, aside from Ludacris…
♫ Johnta Austin – I’m A Mess (full) – listen
I think that Johnta Austin is a very talented songwriter — probably one of the most successful in the game, but it seems as though he just can’t break into the industry as an artist. And with all these writers and producers putting out albums (Keri Hilson, The Dream on his second, Ryan Leslie, etc.), Austin has to feel some kind of way with suffering from Sean Garrett syndrome. Ocean Drive has songs leaking left and right, but seems as though it will never see the light of day. His material isn’t bad, and his voice isn’t half bad either… so why can’t Johnta catch on?