Verbals by A to the L
Cassius Henry ft. Freeway – The One (Universal)
One of the new breed of UK R’n’B artists, Henry’s 2001 breakthrough hit ‘Broke’ was rightly pumped across many’s a dancefloor and mixtape. Now with work on his debut album almost completed, his second single ‘The One’ finally drops, following some sterling promo work already from the likes of Timothy Westwood. With the UK rivalling (and some would say overtaking) the US for quality of output from its Hiphop and R’n’B artists, its not surprising to find another collaboration between the US and UK, as American artists try to break into a ‘new’ market over some quality production. Here we have the Roc’s Freeway (and on the flip Kanye West on the remix) linking up with Henry nicely over a horn-heavy track. For some reason, Cassius reminds me a cross between RL (lead single of Next) and Sisqo – don’t take this is as a diss though, although it is quite generic in makeup, this is still a nice little club banger which should light the path nicely to his album.
RATING: 6.5 / 10