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Intro
     

Intro

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by Intro
 
In 1993, many of the younger R&B singers were looking more and more like rappers. Instead of silk shirts, Armani suites, and other upscale attire, these artists were sporting gold chains, baggy pants, knit caps, sweats, and gym shoes -- in other words, the last things that Luther Vandross or Freddie Jackson would have worn on stage. Take Intro, for example. The

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In 1993, many of the younger R&B singers were looking more and more like rappers. Instead of silk shirts, Armani suites, and other upscale attire, these artists were sporting gold chains, baggy pants, knit caps, sweats, and gym shoes -- in other words, the last things that Luther Vandross or Freddie Jackson would have worn on stage. Take Intro, for example. The urban
eo-soul trio had a hip-hop look, but its self-titled debut album from 1993 isn't rap. Influenced by LeVert, After 7, and Aaron Hall, Intro favors a style of urban contemporary that is smooth and polished yet gritty and earthy. Intro looked like a rap group and went for a high-tech, hip-hop-influenced production style, but the songs themselves (many of which are romantic ballads and slow jams) have a neo-soul perspective. While Intro's first CD never sounds like it was recorded in 1978 or 1981, it does contain elements of the Isley Brothers, the Gap Band, and Stevie Wonder -- the sort of soul and funk heavyweights who helped paved the way for urban favorites like LeVert, Aaron Hall, K-Ci & JoJo, and R. Kelly. In fact, one of the tracks is a likable cover of Wonder's "Ribbon in the Sky," although Intro's own songs are dominant. Intro's debut album falls short of exceptional, but it's a decent, pleasant effort that has enough going for it to make you want to keep a close eye on the threesome and monitor its development.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/1993
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678246326
catalogNumber:
82463

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Performance Credits

Intro   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Kenny "G-Love" Greene   Vocals,Background Vocals
Kenny "K-Smoove" Kornegay   Keyboards
Melissa Pierce   Background Vocals
Darin Whittington   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jeff Sanders   Background Vocals
Buddy Wike   Background Vocals
Elizabeth Cocco   Background Vocals
Garth Gayle   Guitar

Technical Credits

David Dachinger   Engineer,Vocal Tracking
Kenny "G-Love" Greene   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Rich July   Engineer
David Kennedy   Engineer,Music Tracks Producer
Kenny "K-Smoove" Kornegay   Producer
Dick Nash   Executive Producer
Genard Parker   Producer
Mark Partis   Engineer
Darin Whittington   Producer
Kevin Woodley   Executive Producer
Nevelle Hodge   Arranger,Producer
Edward "DJ Eddie F" Ferrell   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Kevin Hosmann   Art Direction
Dana Vlock   Engineer
Dave Hall   Producer,Engineer
Michael Fossenkemper   Vocal Tracking

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Intro 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I HAVE JUST ALWAYS LOVED THIS ALBUM... It has some of the best R&B MUSIC EVER MADE.