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After making a reputation for himself in his native Detroit by selling a self-produced CD out of his car trunk, Dwele earned the contract that resulted in his major-label debut: the sterling Subject. At a time when competition in the neo-soul arena was steep—D’Angelo, Bilal, and Maxwell all released classic albums around the same time as Subject—Dwele still managed to carve out a musical niche that was both lovingly vintage and wholly individualized. Part of it's his Detroit sensibility. The album is infused with the sleek and slippery grooves patented by his Detroit rap compatriots, especially Slum Village and J. Dilla. Dwele also shows an impressive amount of subtlety and taste in a genre that can often bring out the peacock in male performers. Beyond the masculine greats of R&B, his music is attuned to the hazy soul-jazz of Roy Ayers and the rich productions that Quincy Jones did for the Brothers Johnson in the late '70s. Though Marvin Gaye's spirit looms heavy in Dwele’s work, “Without You” and “Truth” don’t conjure Let’s Get It On so much as the pensive, ethereal Marvin of I Want You and Here, My Dear.

Customer Reviews

His Best!

I bought this album in 2003not knowing what to expect and I couldn't get enough. Pure music and talent!!! This is Dwele at his best!!!!

A Must Have Album!

I got a serious crush on this man! His music just takes me to another level. Definitely for the grown and sexy crowd! Lol

Love this album!!!

Dwele is an amazing artist!!! This album speaks for it's self!!!! ❤️❤️


Born: February 14, 1978 in Detroit, MI

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Adult contemporary R&B singer/songwriter/producer Dwele grew up on Detroit's west side, listening to soul music from Motown visionaries Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye as well as jazz on the radio. Born Andwele Gardner, he began writing songs at the age of ten, after his father was murdered outside his home, and attended Cody High in Detroit. Dwele spent a year studying music at Wayne State but then opted for an informal education, making music at his home while living in Dearborn and working for AAA....
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  • $7.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, R&B/Soul, Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul
  • Released: Apr 22, 2003

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