By L. Michael Gipson
While boatloads struggle to be Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway or Marvin Gaye, one Mount Vernon, N.Y., artist is lifting the gentleman-soul mantle from Peabo Brysons tight grasp. On his auto-tunes-free debut, Darien effortlessly displays the kind of likeable R&B chops rarely heard since Bryson became Disneys go-to guy. Melodious urban contemporary grooves jump through the speakers with several breathtaking highs, including the well-orchestrated Composure and All Kinds of Things. In a just world, the elegant bumper Composure would have already benefited from more hype. Thanks to solid musicianship, lovers lane lyricism, and head-bangers like Gone, Dariens freshman project is one cohesive, well-oiled machine. The road of an indie artist, however talented, is hard, and Dariens debut stumbled for a year to find distribution. But hopefully, listeners will reward his artistic tenacity by keeping his CD on repeat. (Righteous Music Records) 5 stars out of 5
ooooohhhh, I'm so excited!! I can't wait to see them together!
come on man you know you got a bromance. you probably still rock that OutKast…
Yes, 14 is the correct answer. I'll pass your info along to the group's manager,…
That was January of 2007, and they are 21 now, so I'm guessing 14?