From The Vault: Maxwell – ‘Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder)’

Published: Sunday 6th Mar 2011 by Trent

This week’s From The Vault comes all the way from 1996 courtesy of Maxwell. Released as the 2nd single from his debut album, ‘Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite’, ‘Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder)’ was the 1st of many hits for the falsetto master, peaking at #8 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and #28 on the Billboard Hot 100.

This song is a true classic of 90s R&B and still enjoys consistent airplay (even here in Trinidad). Maxwell is definitely one of the best singers (male or female) that the industry has seen in a long time and what is most impressive is the fact that his vocal prowess has only gotten better.

If you want to test the power of this record then simply play it in a large crowd and see what happens.

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  1. _MAXRIAH_ March 6, 2011

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! My BOY!

  2. B****-PLEASE March 6, 2011

    NO, he’s MY boy!

  3. ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛALEXISR-ΑΛΕΞΙΣ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·ヅ March 6, 2011

    STAND UP!

  4. BREEZYTHEBEST March 6, 2011

    Damn Trent you should have put whenever, wherever,whatever,that is my ish.

  5. RONALDMATTERS.COM March 6, 2011

    MY P**** RUNNETH OVER WITH JUICES RIGHT NOW!!

  6. RONALDMATTERS.COM March 6, 2011

    *PRESSES REPLAY*

  7. Royalkev March 6, 2011

    So true! Everyone looooves Maxwell! I liked a few of his songs: Fortunate, Lifetime, This woman’s work, Bad habits and ofcourse my favorite from him, Pretty wings are classics!

    *NEW*ThePagewithroyalkev.blogspot.com(…Still a place for EVERYTHING! )

  8. Leo March 6, 2011

    this dude is a miracle, hands down. love

  9. genes March 6, 2011

    my fave will have to be cococure and lets no play the game

  10. 123456 March 6, 2011

    1. Wow finally a man vault after over 10 back to back females.
    2. one of the best singers??? i luv max but cmon now his voice is not even strong
    3. max is hot

  11. GUEST March 6, 2011

    vocal prowess has gotten better w/ time??? LOL, love Max, but uhmmm…….NO

  12. stan March 6, 2011

    i prefer some of his other songs. but it’s still good to see him featured.

  13. Jair March 7, 2011

    Love Maxwell. I saw his tour with Jill Scott, and this was the encore song before “Pretty Wings”. He had the entire STAPLES Center singing the words. It was such a magical moment. Ah, memories…

  14. Anthony The Great March 7, 2011

    I was actually just jamming to this song in my car like 2 hours ago. I love Maxwell. He is absolutely one of the few male r&b artist who I adore.

    I miss his afro.
    @12345

    You don’t have to have strong voice to be considered a great singer.

  15. amar March 7, 2011

    says its blocked in my country

  16. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ March 7, 2011

    YESSSSSSSSS! Love this man to death!

    I love each and every one of his albums dearly and I still think he’s VERY underrated. He needs to hurry up with the second installment of his BlackSummersNight trilogy!

    Love Maxwell! <3

  17. Reina March 7, 2011

    @JAIR I was there 2, it was a magical moment!!

  18. Tami March 7, 2011

    Ronald Matters YOU ARE A MAN HOW THE HECK DO YOU HAVE A P****?

    Anyways I love Maxwell he oozes s***, classy and sensuality love him.

  19. @audrey_j March 7, 2011

    LMBO the animation iz killin meh !!

  20. eueu March 8, 2011

    THIS IS STILL A CLASSIC

    MY MAMA WAS A MAXWELL FAN FROM DAY ONE

    COULDN’T GET ENOUGH OF HIM

    HE’S ONE TALENTED DUDE

  21. Cheers (Drink to That) March 10, 2011

    This was such an AMAZING song, they don’t make songs like this anymore! SMH

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