Cassius Henry - The One
It starts well but it goes wrong...badly wrong, as it happens, how a guest appearance by Luther Vandross would have gone down on Fear Of A Black Planet. For in The One's opening minute, a guest appearance by rapper Freeway over a set of tough beats means that this could well have been a contender as a great single but the second Freeway backs out to give Cassius Henry the mic is the second that The One goes as soft as a boxer gone to fat.
It's not that the sound of the song changes much - the beats carry over from Freeway's verse to those of Cassius Henry - but that the soul of the thing gets lost amongst Henry's smoother vocal. And without soul, there's little point to this unless to want to hear more of Freeway.
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