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April 5, 2021

Maxwell-Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite (1996). The Chill Spot That Became Love's Home

Maxwell-Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite (1996). The Chill Spot That Became Love's Home

B. Cox and Domo review Maxwell's groundbreaking and culture-shifting debut album Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite. It was an album that signalled a paradigm shift from R&B music of the day that featured a more hip-hop sound back to a traditional feel that combined soul, jazz and funk in a way that changed the game. It was one of trinity of albums (along with D'Angelo's Brown Sugar and Erykah Badu's Baduizm) that made neo soul a critical and commercially successful phenomenom in the mid to late 1990s.

Show Notes:

BET: Maxwell's "Urban Hang Suite", the Grown and Sexy Album of the 90s, turns 25


Rolling Stone: Maxwell Wasn't Sure That He Wanted to Be A Star. 'Urban Hang Suite' Left Him No Choice.


Albumism: Maxwell's Debut Album 'Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite' Turns 25


Audacy: Maxwell Gets Emotional When Disussing Urban Hang Suite.


Rated R&B: How Maxwell Captured the Sounds of Timeless Soul on 'Urban Hang Suite': 25 Years Later


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