The third album from smooth crooner Bobby Valentino offers up another dose of svelte, contemporary R&B. Owing to a legal dispute (involving another artist with the same name), this Bobby Valentino was forced to shorten his name to Bobby V. for THE REBIRTH, but the name change did little to affect his silky lover-man approach.
Bobby V. worked with producers Tim & Bob and Carlos McKinney on this set, keeping things up to date with the polished and sleekly digitized sound common in 21st-century R&B. He delivers on bedroom ballads and mid-tempo jams, both of which he carries off with suave, sexy vocal assurance. THE REBIRTH is in the same mold as Valentino’s first two releases, but fans of those albums will find plenty to savor here.