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Justin Timberlake

Second Listen Sunday: Justin Timberlake, Man of The Woods

Two days before headlining The Super Bowl LII Halftime Show, Justin Timberlake gifted fans his new album, Man of The Woods, on February 2nd, 2018, via RCA Records. For his fifth solo album, Timberlake decided to venture away from the R&B influences, which were the dominant force of his previous releases, opting instead for a country sound this go around.

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Tony! Toni! Toné!, Still A Man

Slow Jam Saturday: Tony! Toni! Toné!, Still A Man

R&B band Tony! Toni! Toné! was already immensely successful when their fourth album House of Music, hit stores on November 19, 1996. The Tonies kicked off the project with the dance flop bop “Let’s Get Down” and the lush ballad “Thinking of You.”
However, for this week’s Slow Jam Saturday, I wanted to showcase one of my favorite album tracks from the project, “Still A Man.”

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XSCAPE, Softest Place On Earth

Slow Jam Saturday : XSCAPE, Softest Place On Earth

For this week’s Slow Jam Saturday, the typical choice would be to go for “The Arms of the One Who Love You” or “My Little Secret.” However, I decided to go with the album’s third single and my favorite Xscape song, “Softest Place on Earth.”

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Eddie Kendricks, All By Myself

Second Listen Sunday : Eddie Kendricks, All By Myself

In January of 1971, Eddie Kendricks’ smooth falsetto had just given his group The Temptations another number one hit in the form of “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)” when he decided to branch out on his own. In the spring of 1971, Kendrick took the leap and released his first solo album, All By Myself. 

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Boyz II Men, Fallin

Slow Jam Saturday : Boyz II Men, Fallin

As you know, it’s Slow Jam Saturday, and “Thank You” isn’t exactly a ballad. However, as die-hard Boyz II Men fans know, the EP for “Thank You” featured the ballad “Fallin,” which is this week’s pick for Slow Jam Saturday.

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Maxwell, Embrya

Second Listen Sunday : Maxwell, Embrya

Boundaries and bonds are put to the test in a gritty crime-thriller drama about family, morality, and Maxwell is currently headlining The Night Tour with fellow soul-crooners Anthony Hamilton and Joe. As fans anxiously await the singer’s sixth studio album, I wanted to look back at his sophomore album, 1998’s Embrya.

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Anthony Hamilton, Some Kind Of Wonderful

Slow Jam Saturday: Anthony Hamilton, Some Kind Of Wonderful

Crooner Anthony Hamilton is currently entertaining audiences on The Night Tour with fellow soul-crooners Maxwell and Joe. It was a long road for Anthony Hamilton to break through to mainstream audiences. His 1996 XTC didn’t chart was quickly out of print. However, GOD had bigger plans for the singer.

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Charlie Wilson, Without You

Slow Jam Saturday : Charlie Wilson, Without You

Charlie Wilson was already an established star in his own right when “Without You,” the first single from his second solo album, Bridging the Gap, was released in the summer of 2000. At the turn of the 21st Century, Wilson was still touring with his group The Gap Band and singing hooks on numerous songs from rappers.

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