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 but… 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 but… Caron Wheeler Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

Beach of the War Goddess (1993)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Caron Wheeler; Genre: Hip-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 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 Feb 26, 1993 Published in issue #159 Feb 26, 1993 Order article reprints