Vocals from Common, Brandy, Jill Scott, Dwele, Anthony Hamilton, Faith Evans, Norah Jones, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Emeli Sande, Lalah Hathaway, amongst others. Extras on the pricier CD.
The deft collision of jazz and hiphop-inflected funk promised by the Blue Note debut of a Maxwell and The Roots collaborator. Dilla meets Monk; De La Soul meets Ahmad Jamal. Contributions from Bilal and Mos Def.