I had to add up R’nB among music genres embraced by Martini&Jopparelli. When you say R’nB you mean the Reverend Al Green, then you mean love.
The ecstatic good will with which Green’s voice overflowed couldn’t be neatly categorized; it contained the sacred, the erotic, and the just plain old friendly. Similarly smooth and rough vocal tones were, for him, equally valuable devices with which to seduce the listener, and his fluid technique was matched by Hi Records producer Willie Mitchell. Sheathing raw soul within velveteen strings, the Hi sound didn’t so much combine elements of Stax gutbucket and Philly International suavity as meld the styles whole.
Al Green has one of the most soulful voices of all time and his talent for interpreting other artist’s songs and making them his own is simply stunning
I had to make a huge effort to get this album complete, but listening it now is definetely paying me off.
Why should you get this fully?
Simple, cause he has a killer voice, full of grit, sweetness, and sacredness, he is smooth the way he sang love songs.
Ok, “It Was Written” cannot reach the almighty “Illmatic”, but this is an outstanding album as well..i got no doubt about that. this is a journey into the mind of one of the most prolific lyricists hip hop has ever known, “The next Coming Of Rakim”.
If i recall the first day i listened to it, i cannot say anything but bearing out that those were golden years. QB at its finest, you got the original Firm ensemble, Nas, AZ, Foxy and Cormega… rhyming skills raise to the top.
Dope production (Poke & Tone) and dope lyrics…almost 4 mics to me.