The Vibe

Confessions

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French rapper Vibe takes a much more lyrical and conceptual approach to his Confessions album than most other rappers. He uses a multiple-chapter format, dividing the album into three chapters along with a separate preface and epilogue. Furthermore, the album's packaging compensates Vibe's lyrical efforts by featuring the solemn yet smoothly groomed rapper in numerous photographs that bring an illustrative essence to the nicely laid-out lyric sheet. Beyond the concepts framing Confessions, Vibe aims to maintain a consistent mood throughout the album, keeping most of the songs very laid-back and very melodic; in fact, the rapper probably does more singing on Confessions than he does rapping. The music backing Vibe is just as mellow as his flow, featuring mostly the quiet storm-esque urban ballad sound synonymous with artists like R. Kelly.

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