sHonlock NeVeRoddoReVeN (Arrow/Universal) FOR FANS OF: TobyMac, Outkast, Mat Kearney, B.o.B. QQQQ The one time chorographer for hip-hop/R&B luminaries Arrested development and Aaliyah and current member of TobyMac’s Diverse City Band turns in his first national long player, which blurs the lines between rock, pop and hip-hop. Along with street savvy lyrics crafted to reach seekers but also uplift believers, Shonlock is one of this generation’s most diverse and boundary bridging singer/songwriters that could quite possibly follow a similar career trajectory of his current band leader. –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “Something In Your Eyes” Twinkie clark with humility (Larry Clark Gospel) FOR FANS OF: All things Clark Sisters QQQQ demonstrating her classic Clark Sisters carriage, the queen of the B3 fills her newest solo effort with passionate floor-to-ceiling vocal arpeggiations, urban-flavored traditional Gospel and musical reminisces of her late Gospel- famous parents. Named one of NPR Music’s 50 greatest voices of all-time, the Grammy winner’s celebrated lead defines this recording’s core and is best distributed on traditional piano/vocal tracks like “Precious lord, Take My Hand.” With Humility is a lively testament to Clark’s enduring Gospel testimony and musical relevance. –Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “Kingdom Come” playdougH hotdoggin’ (Writer Dye Wrecords) FOR FANS OF: Sivion, Deepspace 5 QQQ The latest lP from Playdough features a talented emcee living up to his album’s title, as Hotdoggin’ clearly shows off his talent as much as anything that’s come before. The deepspace 5 member boasts impressive friends like members of Blackalicious and The Black Keys, but the instrumental fusion and flow on “No Angel” and “The Business” belong to Playdough. –Matt Conner WE LIKE: “No Angel” urBan reviews All release dates and album titles are subject to change. For the most up-to-date release schedule, visit urBan new releases 06.07.2011 WIllIE “P-duB” MooRE youNg FLy & SAVed EMI GoSPEl/EMICMG 06.21.2011 kJ-52 MiNi ALbuM 2011 Tbd BEC RECoRdINGS/EMICMG SHoNloCk NeVeR odd oR eVeN uNIvERSAl/EMICMG BISHoP T.d. JAkES SACRed LoVe SoNgS 2 uNIvERSAl/EMICMG RICHARd SMAllWood PRoMiSeS vERITY/PRovIdENT urban 44 CCM