Album of the Day
Do I Speak For the World
Son of The O'Jays' Eddie Levert, Gerald Levert was second-generation soul royalty and a hitmaker in his own right with trio LeVert in the 1980s and a solo career that began in 1991. DO I SPEAK FOR THE WORLD came late in that career – it was the final studio album released during the singer's lifetime – but it captured Gerald at the top of his game. A Top 10 R&B hit, the Atlantic collection offers polished production and consistently engaging grooves well beyond the singles “Lay You Down,” “One Million Times” and “So What (If You Got A Baby).” Acclaimed as a strong return to form, DO I SPEAK FOR THE WORLD was released 15 years ago, and through its romantic balladry and socially aware songs, Gerald Levert still speaks passionately to the world.