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The Voice now has The Album to match.,
This review is from: Another Round (MP3 Music)
I've been a fan of the voice but not of the content. This has kept me from really enjoying Jaheim. I like sharing great artists with my kids and other like-minded people. The thug stuff is a big turn off for me. Therefore when I hear this type of stuff, I pretty much just dismiss it pretty quickly. I still give artists a chance to improve and mature. Some like Jamie Foxx and R. Kelly just seem to stagnate and pander to the lowest common denominator. So when I saw Jaheim had a new album I gave it a listen and soon after a purchase.
Zune Pass is your friend.
Jaheim has stepped out of the box and delivered something I have been waiting for. The cuts on this album remind me of Lamar from England who for some reason doesn't get released in the US. This is real modern R&B music made by a man with a classic R&B voice.
I can now put him in the category with Anthony Hamilton,Kenny Lattimore,Jacksoul,and Lemar who respect the legacy of R&B music,but at the same time keep it modern and fresh.
The Voice now has The Album to match.
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Initial post: Feb 11, 2010 5:58:53 AM PST
I, too, have thought that Jaheim had one of the most incredible voices out there, but had to pick and choose what I downloaded because of the "thug" element. When I heard he had "confiscated" Luther Vandross' band, I was very hopeful that he would raise the level of his music beyond da club, da derogatory names for females, etc. I think he has come very close to maturing on this album. I purchased the entire album, and so far, so good.
Posted on Dec 6, 2010 5:41:05 PM PST
Sarah Johnson says:
Wonderful review. I purchased the CD after previewing a few of the tracks, and I totally agree! Wow, what a soothing, soulfull voice. Can't wait to get the CD! Thank you for the great review, seemed like you were speaking directly to me.
Posted on Feb 19, 2011 9:34:24 PM PST
M. Ross says:
Ricky check out R. Kelly's "Love Letter". You just may find a matured R. Go to ITune to sample...their snippets are longer!
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2011 11:48:28 AM PST
Ricky Cash says:
Oh yes, great album check my Amazon review of Love Letter.
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