Ever keen on keeping the masses abreast of fresh and/or often underrated talent, That Grape Juice presents ‘The Spill’ – a renewed look at not-so-new, yet active, acts. Much like its ‘Freshly Squeezed’ sister segment, this assay aims to put the magnifying glass on talents who may not appeal to the buying public on a broad scale yet are still serving material that could easily spin side-by-side with some of today’s top hits.
Covering a kaleidoscope of genres, ‘The Spill’ is set to feature some names you probably know and love as well as some you’ll (soon) be glad to know.
Our tertiary entry comes in with the jams of Jon B. Before Robin Thicke ruled the airwaves as the king of blue eyed soul, another crooner was the face of R&B’s melanin-deprived divos. Taking a mentor in the very man many claimed his voice was identical to (Babyface), B.’s 90s career skyrocketed with hits like ‘Are You Still Down’ (featuring Tupac), ‘I Do‘, and of course, fan favorite, ‘They Don’t Know’. Take a listen below:
While B. has yet to equal or surpass the success of his 1997 sophomore album ‘Cool Relax’ (parent album of ‘They Don’t Know’), he has since released 5. His most recent album ‘Comfortable Swagg’ (February 14th), found the crooner reminding listeners that while not dominating charts, there are still some hopelessly devoted to the genre.
Get into his latest video ‘Only One’ after the jump:
Real R&B (sigh). We welcome cuts like this!