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    R&B crooner Kevin McCall gets down on ‘Definition’ mixtape


    Producer and Grammy-nominated songwriter Kevin McCall teaches the right way to create quality panty-dropping music with Definition, his newest R&B-style mixtape. Move over, R. Kelly and Trey Songz, because Definition is the new go-to playlist for getting it on.

    The Weeknd’s Trilogy is arguably the most sensual music currently on the airwaves. While McCall’s voice differs from the hazy whisper of Abel Tesfaye, McCall’s sound is innovative, yet still holds true to the classic origins of R&B.

    McCall’s buttery voice will make listeners melt as they work their way through 13 tracks of swelteringly sexy music. The combination of his impressive range, suave sound and tantalizing lyrics will ensure you listen to the tape in its entirety, and repeatedly.

    While other R&B artists mostly sing their lyrics, McCall draws from his varied talents and raps as well. This combination switches up the pace of the music and adds bravado to the soft sound that rhythm and blues usually provides.

    McCall manages to avoid being excessively crude, even though his lyrics are graphic and lines like “Legs up I’m’a handle that / if it’s good baby then I’m’a double back” will undoubtedly make more timid listeners blush.

    Definition offers a wide range of emotional and sexual levels. Less intense tracks such as “Turn Me On” use a playful beat and rapped verses, combined with catchy bars ideal for grinding up on a stranger in the club.

    In contrast, a majority of tracks, like “Anticipation,” have lyrics like “Imagine what it’s going to feel like when I finally give you what you’ve been waiting for / ain’t had it yet but I already want more” that will induce a weak-in-the-knees feeling in even the most jaded of listeners.

    McCall’s songs were not made for one-night stands or quick flings — they were made for long, sweaty nights filled with passion, and his lyricism does more than just hint at that.

    With the exception of “Party City,” featuring Travis Porter, and “Sweetest Joy,” featuring 2 Chainz, every song on this tape will get fans in the mood to get between the sheets.

    But McCall’s deviations from the strictly sexual won’t disappoint audiences. Even when he strays from his standard R&B equation, it’s still decently produced rap music.

    The only disappointment listeners might feel is when the slow jams stop — Definition is the kind of mixtape that leaves your mouth watering for more.

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