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R&B - Released June 3, 2016 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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R&B - Released May 27, 2016 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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Ro James is unique in that he was among the few R&B artists to release a major-label debut album during the first half of 2016. Even if his peers had amounted to far more than BJ the Chicago Kid, Gallant, Drake associates, and Drake knock-offs, he would have stood out in his field. Like BJ, James sounds like an adult, not an adolescent, who came up in the church and is equipped with a judiciously utilized falsetto. The two singers likewise come across as easy-to-like gentlemen with bad-boy streaks. Apart from a subtle Willie Hutch sample, however, there are no retro-soul moves on El Dorado, an album that is predominantly sleek and synthesized, wholly contemporary. Refreshingly, there are no guest vocalists or rappers, leaving the spotlight to focus squarely on James, whose levels of confidence and charm are high enough to withstand woman-as-vehicle metaphors and a litany of de rigueur weed and alcohol references. In "Permission," he provides an antidote to the abundance of self-entitled slow jams permeating airwaves, preceding the smoothly delivered "Come on, gimme that green light" with "With your permission" and further expressing respect for his partner with "...only if it feels right." This is an encouraging debut that hints at increasingly distinctive works ahead. © Andy Kellman /TiVo
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R&B - Released May 29, 2020 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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R&B - Released March 23, 2018 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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R&B - Released November 7, 2019 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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R&B - Released May 29, 2020 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Ro James was born into a family of musicians including singer Rosie Gaines, a member of Prince's New Power Generation. It's hardly surprising then that you can feel The Purple One’s influence on his second album, Mantic. The track Be Mine is totally imbued with it, bordering on homage, as is Excuse Me to a lesser extent. Though Ro James doesn’t simply copy his idols. This record is a tangle of cheeky R&B, with influences from Frank Ocean (Cherry on Top) and David Jordan (Powder Room). And yet Mantic still sounds completely original. While we often praise albums for their cohesiveness, we shouldn't overlook versatility and diversity. This album is proof. © Brice Miclet/Qobuz
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R&B - Released August 10, 2018 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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R&B - Released August 9, 2018 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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R&B - Released March 6, 2020 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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R&B - Released April 22, 2016 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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Lounge - Released December 6, 2019 | James Ro

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Rock - Released October 4, 2019 | James Ro

R&B - Released February 10, 2017 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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Rock - Released November 1, 2019 | James Ro

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Rock - Released June 15, 2020 | James Ro

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R&B - Released March 9, 2018 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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R&B - Released March 6, 2020 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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R&B - Released March 9, 2018 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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R&B - Released April 20, 2020 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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R&B - Released March 23, 2018 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records