Dwele – I’m Cheatin’
Detroit crooner Dwele dropped his new track, “I’m Cheatin'” on the Internets today. I’ve been a Dwele fan from day one, so I’m glad to hear new music out of him, however this track sounds so generic, especially compared to Dwele’s earlier work. Dwele was a game changer when his Rize demo dropped, but unfortunately he’s succumb to major label expectations of R&B. I don’t know if I can blame the labels or the fans, but most mainstream male R&B sounds the same, whether you’re of the Ne-yo/Chris Brown varitey, or of the Maxwell/Raheem Devaughn flavor. Hence he sounds just like every other adult contemporary R&B cat out there right now. Let’s face it, R&B is stuck in a creative rut.
However, I do dig the premise of this song, which Dwele talks about cheating on his woman not with another girl, but with her other personality. That’s deep. (from Concrete Loop)
I strongly urge you to check out the whole Dwele catalog, especially if you only know him from Common’s “The People” and Kanye’s “Flashing Lights.”