No matter what your opinion is about the current state of music, without fail, every year there are a few releases that will meet the standards that sum up your definition of "real music." Whether hip-hop or otherwise. For the past two years
I've been talking up Ledisi as a voice that needs to be heard. Thanks to my tireless efforts, in 2008 she was nominated for best new artist and best R&B album Grammys. *I'm kidding.. about being responsible, not the noms.* On August 18, Ledisi will offer up her fourth album to the world Turn Me Loose
. As Ledisi explores different sounds and continues to "tell everything, which is her usual m.o.," there is the hope that she breaks through to a wider audience this time around. more..