By Peter Galvin
Updated April 14, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT

Jazz Lee Alston

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Part Billie Holiday, part Alice Walker, Alston reinvigorates the rap genre with sinuous, jazzy grooves and a feminist take on life in the ‘hood, replete with shockingly matter-of-fact tales of drug abuse and murder. ”Love…Never That” details the shooting death of Alston’s cousin, allegedly by her estranged husband, while the rapper was in the next room. Yet all is not so grim: Her frank raps on sex and masturbation relieve the tension — hers and ours.

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Jazz Lee Alston

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