ALBUM REVIEW: KENNETH WHALUM BROKEN LAND
POSTED AUGUST 2ND, 2017 | BY TIFFANY GARCIA
Memphis-born Kenneth Whalum released his second album, “Broken Land,” for all you R&B and jazz lovers. If you haven’t heard about Kenneth Whalum, you’ve definitely heard his artistry on tracks with Jay-Z, Diddy, 50 Cent, Mary J Blige and many more.
“Broken Land,” co-produced by Qmillion, is an 8-song masterpiece incorporating some soul, a dash of gospel-like feels, and a splash of R&B sexiness. When you listen to this album, make sure you set the mood with low lights, surround yourself with loved ones and experience the art and spirit of each song.
There’s been a lot of buzz circulating around songs “Ghost Town” and “Might Not Be OK (feat. Big K.R.I.T.)”, and rightfully so. The lyrics of “Ghost Town” shed light into how it feels to have your heart broken. “Can I believe anything you say, because you do anything you feel?” The lyrics are poetic and break barriers to communicate to your soul.
If you don’t know who Big K.R.I.T. is, STOP! And do a Google search now! ATL rapper spits fire bars over a light piano ballad in “Might Not Be OK.” You feel the passion in his voice as he speaks about police brutality and how we as a society have become numb to the violence. Listen from 0:55 to 2:09. You will definitely be in your feelings all night long.
Do NOT sleep on this artist or album! This is a 5-star album, two thumbs up, and should definitely be nominated for a Grammy (in my humble opinion). Make sure to support artists and buy a copy today.
Tiffany Garcia is a blogger at CSUITEMUSIC.com