An alternative to rap: freestyle, contemporary R&B tailored for those seeking songs dealing with heart checks and love/relationship quagmires. The voices outshine the material, but that's because the voices are so superb, everyone's a singer's singer, and the vocalists are some of music's brightest lights. Feel Mica Paris' soul on "I Wish I Never Met You" -- a sumptuous duet with Bobby Womack, Rahsaan Patterson's "Treat You Like a Queen," Beverlei "the Body" Brown's "Best Friend," Coolys Hot Box's smokin' "Friend of Mine," and others, including Denetria Chance, who holds a baptismal on the wrenching "'I Will Always Remember You," sounding uncannily like Aretha Franklin. Slide it in, select shuffle, and forget about it, cause all 16 tracks are together.
Share this page
AllMusic Review by Andrew Hamilton