Release Date: Apr 28, 2009
Record label: Asylum
Mike Jones :: The VoiceAsylum RecordsAuthor: Steve 'Flash' JuonTwo-eight-one, three-three-oh, eight, zero-zero, fo'. Four years ago Mike Jones may have simultaneously had the most annoying and the most unforgettable gimmick in all of rap, and damned if it didn't work. Most of you reading this can still remember his phone number whether you really want to or not.
Back with a new phone number but the same old gimmicks, Mike Jones kicks off his sophomore release, The Voice, with a promise of a third album. Maybe it's a clue that Jones has already moved on and that there's not much here to get excited about, past some high-powered singles. The Voice actually has three: the fast rocking Mr. Collipark construction "Drop & Gimme 50," the infectious strip club anthem "Swagg Thru Da Roof," plus the R.
BOB DYLAN“Together Through Life”(Columbia) The cover photograph, by Bruce Davidson, on Bob Dylan’s new album — a young couple kissing desperately in the back seat of a car, a much-reproduced image familiar to anyone who owns a paperback of Larry Brown’s short-story collection “Big Bad Love” — doesn’t quite communicate what the record’s about. The picture of the kiss makes you feel that these people might have been invested in a few romantic myths. Not so with the persona behind this record.