Artist: Musiq

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The second album from Philadelphia’s Musiq keeps the quality level high, mixing equal parts Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, and D’Angelo to good effect. Musiq’s voice has noticeably matured—the puppy edge of Aijuswanaseing is gone—resulting in a rich tone that reflects a stylistic progression in his music. He’s also expanded into new areas, including a slight touch of bossa nova on the excellent “Half Crazy.” Meanwhile, “Caught Up” and “Religious” have a late-’80s Big Daddy Kane and Public Enemy feel, heralding a tougher hip-hop sound than the…

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