Amid a kaleidoscope of soul, blues, and hip-hop, Question—born Courtney Akins, and a former member of the rap group Panic—is equally at home singing or rapping about spirituality, self-l

Amid a kaleidoscope of soul, blues, and hip-hop, Question—born Courtney Akins, and a former member of the rap group Panic—is equally at home singing or rapping about spirituality, self-love, and unity filtered through straight-no-chaser, message-filled lyrics. Joining the scene from Westside Chicago by way of Memphis and calling to mind such contemporaries as Lauryn Hill and Mos Def, Question infuses every song on this ambitious slice of neo-soul with the same vital energy implied in the album's title. She hits the nail on the head on such tracks as "Come on Everybody" and "Love Will Find Its Way." Not every song hits its mark, and the inclusion of several remix versions comes off as padding. However, this promising debut shows there's no question about Question's talent. Distributed in the U.S. by WEA.—GM

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