Britz N' Beatz: Kojo Stone - A New Breed Of R&B With 'Ego Trip'
I have a weakness for R&B. It's my full-fat coke, my frosted cupcake (with sprinkles), it's my caramel macchiato (with cream) and my second (large) glass of wine. The dulcet tones of artists such as Donell Jones, J. Holiday, Bobby Valentino, Avant, Trey Songz, Tyrese...the list goes on. I just don't hear from those guys as much as I'd like to these days. There is a new wave of contemporary R&B on the scene and don't get me wrong, that's good too. However, there is nothing quite like the traditional style that hooks you in and makes you feel heady with the first flush of romance. Where those artists sing as if they are singing just to you. But there's a new kid on the block and his music reminds me of those R&B maestros with his super soulful vocals, dreamy beats, and songs fueled by love, sex, and passion.