The brilliance of R&B’s revival in recent years lies in the variety that has come along with it.
For, as Trey Songz and Willie Taylor succeed in peddling the ‘grown and sexy’, the likes of Frank Ocean continue to carve out more personal lanes, breathing life into the genre with messages and melodies that transcend genre for the first time in a long time.
Joining them in taking the genre back to the top comes Elijah Blake, the Grammy winning singer/songwriter whose ways with words has seen him pen cuts for Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Usher, Rihanna and ‘DUI‘ vocalist Ciara.
Now, in shining a light on the genius that caught Jay Z‘s ear no more than two years ago, we’re sharing just two of our favorite songs from the star. One of them, being his Keyshia Cole ‘Wonderland‘ duet and his very own ‘Talk To Me’.
Quality music below…