The UK's First Lady of Urban Soul.


Unreleased from 2001, Ne-Yo as "Shaffer".

Mya's Liberation

Mya's doomed fourth album.

Girl Power!

Unreleased R'n'B/UK Garage from 2001.

Local Virginia R'n'B on Demo Tape!

From collector's favorites to new unheard of heat, there is no shortage of great music to be found in Virginia.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Blu Cantrell: From L.A. To L.O. (Mixtape) (2004)

This unofficial compilation was distributed in the UK in 2004 and was originally said to be the follow-up to Cantrell's 2003 album Bittersweet. Though it appears that the tracks were newly-recorded at the time, it was only ever meant to be a stop-gap in between albums.  It has since been classified as a mixtape. Whether the new songs were recorded for a follow-up project to Bittersweet or they were recorded specially for this compilation, I don't know. Two tracks feature big-name artists. It was not distributed anywhere else, though it has since been circulated on the Internet with fan-made artwork. All tracks are by Cantrell with the exception of track ten, which is by an artist called Troy Cash. Very rare.

1.Make Me Wanna Scream*
2. Girl Please featuring Troy Cash
3. Ready featuring Tony Denaro
4. Interlude/I Can't Go For That
5. Straight Rider featuring Snoop Dogg
6. Spank My Ass featuring Missy Elliott
7. Lady featuring Dirt-T
8. I Got A Man
9. Roll Up featuring The Brigade
10. My My My (Troy Cash featuring The Brigade)
11. Be Grateful

*not the same version as on Cantrell's Bittersweet album

Listen: Straight Rider featuring Snoop Dogg
Listen: Spank My Ass featuring Missy Elliott