Matt Diehl
June 27, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Hear My Cry

type
Music
Current Status
In Season

We gave it a C

This dancehall reggae MC has an appealingly rugged vocal style, yet he’s dragged down by overused samples and slick pop moves. And the M.O.R. grooves of ”Some People” on Hear My Cry make Billy Ocean sound like a gangsta rapper. Rayvon’s greatest misstep: joining the Fugees in the Bob Marley karaoke hall of fame with a limp cover of his ”Get Up, Stand Up.” C

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