Contemporary R&B singers can be divided evenly into two camps: the style-over-substance troupe, who believe in futuristic production tricks and outré hairdos; and the neo-soul crew, who cling to classical vocal dexterity and the warm ooze of the Fender Rhodes electric piano. Alternately, you could divide the field another way and end up with only slightly different teams: those who count as a friend Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, the record-producing, Afro-wearing drummer of the Roots, and... More >>>