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Beach of the War Goddess The second solo album from Soul II Soul's ex-vocalist is further evidence that black pop is growing less monolithic. Caron Wheeler's voice is small...Beach of the War GoddessHip-Hop/Rap The second solo album from Soul II Soul's ex-vocalist is further evidence that black pop is growing less monolithic. Caron Wheeler's voice is small...1993-02-26
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Beach of the War Goddess

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Lead Performer: Caron Wheeler; Status: In Season

The second solo album from Soul II Soul’s ex-vocalist is further evidence that black pop is growing less monolithic. Caron Wheeler’s voice is small but beautifully controlled; launching into her ecstatic, microtonal scatting, she sounds like a Senegalese Aretha. Beach of the War Goddess’ sole blemish: ”Lite as a Feather”’s noxious conceit that AIDS was invented to kill off minorities. B+

Originally posted February 26 1993 — 12:00 AM EST

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