Back II Da Basics For this R&B slickster, returning to "da basics" means regurgitating the assembly-line bump 'n' grind fare he's honed for a decade. And on his fifth… 2005-11-29 Ginuwine R&B
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Back II Da Basics (2005)

Details Release Date: Nov 29, 2005; Lead Performance: Ginuwine; Genre: R&B

For this R&B slickster, returning to ''da basics'' means regurgitating the assembly-line bump 'n' grind fare he's honed for a decade. And on his fifth disc, it also means being a few fancy footsteps behind the current pack of urban lotharios. He recalls teenage loverboys B2K on the utterly anonymous ''Oh Girl'' and Usher on the subpar ''U Remind Me'' clone ''She's Like.'' A surplus of bland bedroom balladry is sure to elicit groans — just not the ones he intended.

Originally posted Nov 11, 2005 Published in issue #850 Nov 18, 2005 Order article reprints