By Raymond Fiore
November 14, 2005 at 05:00 AM EST

Back II Da Basics

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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.

Back II Da Basics

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