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The Appetizer


Download links and information about The Appetizer by Eric Roberson. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 42:00 minutes.

Artist: Eric Roberson
Release date: 2005
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul
Tracks: 10
Duration: 42:00
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No. Title Length
1. N2U F, Marsha Ambrosius (featuring Marsha Ambrosius) 3:29
2. What I Gotta Do? 4:18
3. Painkiller 3:38
4. Hesitation 4:08
5. Just a Dream 4:15
6. Softest Lips 4:35
7. Momma Told Me 3:54
8. The Moon 4:38
9. We Can't Pretend 3:35
10. For Da Love of Da Game (featuring Raheem Devaughn, V) 5:30



While The Appetizer started as a five-song stopgap to hold over fans while Eric Roberson finished his next album, the planned EP turned into a 10-song mini-album that doesn’t just indicate the singer’s future but succinctly summarizes the range of his talent. There's an unmistakable hip-hop flavor running through this, especially on the opening cuts “N2U” and “What I Gotta Do?”; both would fit comfortably alongside classic songs by A Tribe Called Quest and Slum Village. There's even a trace of West Coast hip-hop in “Hesitation.” But just when you think you have Roberson pegged as a rap-soul hybrid, he turns out “Just a Dream”: a gentle, string-laden ballad that recalls Stevie Wonder, or perhaps even Frank Sinatra at his most wistful. “The Moon” is a gorgeous revival of early-'90s R&B, a nod to the era in which Roberson honed his craft. For all its sophistication, there's something strikingly no-nonsense about The Appetizer. “Painkiller” and “We Can’t Pretend” are swift and simple, but they never sound tossed-off; they're the work of an artist in his element, unlocking his talents with a total absence of pressure.