Kevin Michael

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  • Summary: Michael's debut album features Wyclef Jean, Lupe Fiasco, Saigon, and Q Tip.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 80
    Michael never shies away from going pop, and the results are spectacular: Every hook on his stellar debut is instantly alluring.
  2. Whether discoursing about Jesus freaks and thugs, wanting something real out of life or his biracial background, the Angela Davis-fro'd Michael takes the listener on an energetic romp that swerves from lovelorn R&B to playful funk. Keep an ear open.
  3. It's certainly one of the better efforts from what has turned out to be a pretty crappy year for R&B music.
  4. Vibe
    70
    His self-titiled debut, a collection of mostly butterscotch ballads, is deliciously liquid in rhythm and blues. [Nov 2007, p.96]
  5. Michael’s pop instincts--not to mention some warm, jumpy beats from up-and-coming producers like Shea Taylor--keep him afloat
  6. 40
    It’s not just his vaguely interesting falsetto or all the emoting on his debut; it’s that all those emotions are under the guise of some real heaviosity but really aren’t saying shit.
  7. Spin
    40
    The rest of the album buries otherwise thrilling moments. [Oct 2007, p.108]

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. TIA.
    Oct 31, 2007
    10
    The album is amazing and should be critically acclaimed. Since when has a newor old male aritist played with pop, r&b, soul and funk and The album is amazing and should be critically acclaimed. Since when has a newor old male aritist played with pop, r&b, soul and funk and pulled it off without you even knowing it? Good singing w/o production help? Not to mention the kid is barley legal. With the help of a some hot producers the mind of a baby genius has developed and we get to hear it on Kevin Michael's debut effort.! Let true "music listeners" be the judge. Collapse
  2. eheh
    Oct 26, 2007
    9
    Very good album...try to ignore URB 'cause it's bullshit, lol...well done Kevin.