Gone Digital: Tevin Campbell, Baby Huey, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
Brand new this week on streaming services:
Baby Huey, The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend
It was 50 years ago in February 1971 when the one and only studio album by soul singer James "Baby Huey" Ramsey, was released into the world. The record arrived posthumously, as Ramsey died at the young age of 26 while recording his debut. It was enough to make Baby Huey a legend, with his music living on for future generations through the many artists and producers--including A Tribe Called Quest, Ice Cube,Ghostface Killah, DJ Shadow, the Chemical Brothers and Wu-Tang Clan, just to name a few.
Tevin Campbell, I'm Ready
The teen sensation had established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of soul and R&B with his 1991 debut, T.E.V.I.N. When it came time for his second effort, it was time to turn things up. Campbell did that and more, delivering a hit-packed sophomore release that went double-platinum. Not bad for a record he made at the tender age of 16! His formidable talents even attracted the attention of Prince, who worked on the release as a songwriter, producer and arranger.
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Mecca and the Soul Brother (Deluxe Edition)
This 1992 debut was an instant rap classic, bringing the best of Mount Vernon, NY to the masses in the form of this laid-back summer favorite that landed with the timeless single, "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.). Pete Rock, in particular, would go on to become one of the most revered (and often imitated) producers in the world of hip-hop, with his ever-evolving style keeping him demand for rappers around the world to this very day.
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