One of the most promising talents of the neo-soul movement, Anthony Hamilton was by no means an overnight success. After releasing 1996's excellent XTC to almost zero commercial response, Hamilton chose to work behind the scenes as a songwriter for various high-profile R&B and hip-hop artists. He reemerged in 2003 on Jermaine Dupree's So So Def label, and released a pair of excellent albums marked by an intelligent blend of his gritty vocals and thoughtful lyrics with classic Southern soul and contemporary hip-hop production.
Masterful soul vocalist Anthony Hamilton has been compared to greats including Stevie Wonder, Bobby Womack, and Bill Withers. Following notoriety derived as D'Angelo's back-up singer and lead vocals on the Grammy-nominated Nappy Roots track "Po'Folks," Hamilton landed deservedly in the spotlight. His signature sound, fusing timeless '70s soul with current R&B sensibilities, shines on the stellar Soulife.
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