Mr. Cheeks walks the fine line between R&B and hip-hop with sophomore solo effort Back Again.
Mr. Cheeks walks the fine line between R&B and hip-hop with sophomore solo effort Back Again. The Lost Boyz frontman kicks things off with lead single "Crush on You" (featuring Mario Winans), a catchy, midtempo jaunt that may remind fans of the Lost Boyz's "Renee." "Reminisce" is an able cover of the Pete Rock & CL Smooth classic "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" by Mr. Cheeks with a little help from the duo and Journalist. While not as moving as the original, this version may introduce the classic tune to younger generations of hip-hop fans. Mr. Cheeks has no problem expressing his emotions, as evidenced on "I Apologize," which features Glenn Lewis and shows a maturity rarely heard in rap music. Such maturity sets Back Again apart from the rest of the pack.—RH