“Real R&B. The good stuff. The R&B you love,” Kenyon Dixon says in the final seconds of the “The R&B You Love” interlude placed in the early portions of his latest LP, The R&B You Love.
With interludes that take the listener through an endearing and relatable conversation over drinks about the state of R&B, Kenyon Dixon’s newest album is like a pot of gumbo. Each ingredient is distinct, but their individual flavors pull together for a cohesive taste that keeps people coming back for another serving. Throughout the 17-track rhythmic exercise, Kenyon Dixon brings hints of Zapp and Roger’s “Computer Love” on “Slow Dancing,” the sultry hallmarks of grown folks rhythm and blues on “Good Love” and something folks can step to on “Fantasy” with Cozz.
By the time the final notes of “Again” wrap up, Kenyon Dixon puts a punctuation on a conversation that was never truly legitimate to begin with. Whether it’s Lucky Daye, H.E.R., Reggie Becton, JVCK James, Giveon or the hundreds of other dope artists in existence, R&B is in good hands and far from dead. Don’t believe me, check out The R&B You Love below.