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Harmony Actually, rhythm is the key element in the structure of these songs: The beat varies from smart hip-hop to relaxed R&B, with touches of...HarmonyHip-Hop/Rap Actually, rhythm is the key element in the structure of these songs: The beat varies from smart hip-hop to relaxed R&B, with touches of...1990-11-02
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Harmony

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Lead Performer: Harmony; Producer (group): Virgin; Status: In Season

Actually, rhythm is the key element in the structure of these songs: The beat varies from smart hip-hop to relaxed R&B, with touches of reggae, funk, and on some tracks even cool jazz. The album’s spirit, though, lies in the vocals and lyrics. Harmony sings in a strong, clear alto and raps with nervy intensity about issues ranging from God to Eurocentrism. Harmony was produced by one of rap’s most politically conscious stars, KRS-One of Boogie Down Productions (who also happens to be Harmony’s brother-in-law). It isn’t as accomplished a debut as Neneh Cherry’s was last year, but it rivals Cherry’s album in diversity — both musical and topical — and sheer attitude. B

Originally posted November 2 1990 — 12:00 AM EST

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