I recently discovered a Rhythm & Blues singer who goes by the name of Kem ( http://www.kemmusic.com/ ). I've been enjoying his 2nd CD, Kem Album II.
Once homeless and struggling with chemical dependency, this man has since found not only meaningful recovery and spirituality; he has also found his voice and stunning creativity as perhaps the finest R&B singer/musician/songwriter to come along in a very, very long time.
After hearing Kem Album II, I immediately ordered his first CD ( Kemistry ) through Amazon.com, and I'm sure I won't be disappointed. This man's music is simply gorgeous-- no rapping, no hip-hop garbage or LP-scratching; just magnificently melodic, highly tasteful, excellently recorded, and truly inspired R&B.