Mar 15th 2001
- The Lite
The 'G' man returns with his
latest effort 'The Lite'
his 3rd release for Epic. With the likes of Timberland,
and Raphael Saadiq
on board this serves notice as you might be in for a surprise.
The album as a whole is
dominated by slow grinders but it has some fine moments. First stop is
'Why not me'
a call out anthem for a man trying to get the attention of the woman.
Next is 'There it is'
the first of 9 ballads, a nice lil' ballad telling the story of a
singer's relationship struggles. Of all the ballads the stand outs has
to be 'Two reasons I cry'
and 'Open Arms'
definitely ones prime for radio and most likely will be singles at
some point. 'That's how
I get down' featuring
up and coming rapper Ludacris
and 'Show after the show'
are the more upbeat tracks on the disc.
Other notables are 'Tribute
to a woman', '2 Way',
deep is your love'. The
album is sure to please all his fans and will hit the record shelves
on April 3.
Perry - Keep
me in the dark tonight
Mr. Perry returns with a
beautiful ballad worthy of this mans impeccable vocal talents not to
say it hasn't before but it does seems to be the same ol' same old.
Taken from the album 'My
book of love' (Private
Records) Keep me in the
dark tonight is a
delightful, warm and sensual slow grinder that is wonderfully produced
by Gary Brown.
Phil's voice is of the highest grade and settles very well on the
words she sings. Definitely a radio friendly track that will probably
find a home on Adult/Contemporary/Jazz formats rather than Urban/Top
40. The album is in stores now so if you're a RNB/Jazz lover I urge
you to pick this one out.
Announcement - Man
ain't supposed to cry (RCA)
The lads that started out with R.
Kelly at the helm
hasn't had quite the success that Mr. Kelly has endured but they
haven't disappeared either garnering some success of their own with 'Body
Bumpin' in 98 and most
taken from their latest LP 'Don't
This ballad is a typical slow
mover that's bound to get the attention of a lot of women and surely
will pick up a lot of airplay for it's deliberate message of what a
man isn't supposed to do. I'm sure they will have another hit on their
hands but to me it brings nothing new to the table and there is a
stable of these tracks floating about nowadays so take your pick.
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