Jon B.

Stronger Everyday

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Jon B. spent most of the early 1990s producing poppy R&B acts, including Toni Braxton and Color Me Badd, before he got a chance to show off his own rich, dulcet singing voice. His initial solo outings revealed him to be quite the hit-maker, striking a balance between dance and soul. Jon B.'s fourth record, STRONGER EVERYDAY, bears an apt title, as the album finds the multi-talented performer truly discovering his particular niche.

From the first track, "Everytime," where the always-unpredictable rapper Dirt McGirt lets loose, Jon B. reveals a sound that is both harder and smoother. On his first three efforts, B.'s best moments were when he molded '70s funk into his own modern take on urban R&B. STRONGER EVERYDAY finds a sweet soul groove and hangs in there for five alluringly sensual tracks before switching into a hip-hop-inspired style, and these tracks include guest shots from Scarface and Tupac (B. worked with the legendary rapper before his death). Whether he's gliding along a mellow tune or working an up-tempo beat, Jon B. presents some of his finest songs on STRONGER EVERYDAY.

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