The Hard Way is the only studio album from American hip hop trio 213, which consisted of Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Nate Dogg. The reunion of the group first appeared as 213 in Warren G's The Return of the Regulator in the track "Yo' Sassy Ways". In 2003 Snoop Dogg, released his series of mixtapes, from which the second compilation Welcome to tha chuuch, Vol. 2 included the first version of "So Fly", which is a parody of the then chart-running hit single by Monica, So Gone.
On his ninth album, the fiery Atlanta guitarist stretches his established boundaries just enough to prove he's not stagnating, but not too far as to alienate his established fans. Opening with "Still in the Game," a Cream-filled dose of '60s psychedelic blues-rock, the road-hardened Ellis also kicks out the jams with extended solos on the grungy riff-based "12 Pack Poet" and the dynamic closing ballad "The Last Song." But he displays a less volatile personality during the album's midsection. The sweet R&B of "Me Without You"–with its thumping drums and snaky organ–could easily be a forgotten cover from the Stax or Hi labels. Here Ellis forgoes his usual growl to sing in a convincing falsetto-like croon and plays with the control of Steve Cropper. He applies similar restraint to the swampy, funky "I'll Get Over You," the lazy Jimmy Reed shuffle "Fountain of Youth" (with hometown buddy Sean Costello blowing slithery harp), and even the jazz-rock instrumental "Love Bomb".
When Swedish artist Solar Fields (Magnus Birgersson) meets French artist Aes Dana (Vincent Villuis)… the outcome is H.U.V.A. Network, a downtempo project where North and South regions mix and jumble together in a fluid manner. The pair of sound architects explore ambient-electronica landscapes and their multiple layouts. Their works are thought out and composed in two studios: Studio Jupiter (Göteborg, Sweden) and Ultimae Studio (Lyon, France). Musical works and ideas are conceived in these two creation poles via a few travels and a high speed internet network connection, thus breaking "Distances" which separate the two composers…
The lonely and silent rider Tae-suk breaks in empty houses and lives a normal life while the owners are traveling. He does not steal anything and moves from house to house without any loss other than food, and he cleans the houses, provides small repairs or washes some clothes to pay for the hospitality. When he enters in the house of Sun-hwa, he does not see the woman that is wounded in her room after being beaten up on by her abusive husband Min-gyu Lee.
Sense is the prog music band of the French-Canadian artists François Bérubé and Stéphane Desbiens. This band gets his own style between pop folk vocal music and a fusion of hard soul agressive rock. The prominent acoustic guitar immediately sets them apart from most current prog bands, bringing to mind Harmonium and the other great 1970's French-Canadian bands. The English-language vocals are up front in the mix, and the occasional harmony vocals can sound like Starcastle's or America's. Guests on Irish flute, recorder, and violin add distinctiveness to the band's style.
The lonely and silent rider Tae-suk breaks in empty houses and lives a normal life while the owners are traveling.