The 20 most underrated R&B albums of all time


No. 5 Long Time, No See (1997) by Chico DeBarge

After spending much of the 80s and 90s in prison for cocaine trafficking, the youngest DeBarge brother re-emerged with what was one of the best R&B albums of the late 1990s. Released at a time when D’Angelo and Maxwell were returning classic soul to urban airwaves, Chico’s smoldering grooves were among the most understated and effective the genre had seen up to that point.

Stereo Williams
Stereo Williams

Todd "Stereo" Williams, entertainment writer based in New York City. He co-founded Thirty 2 Oh 1 Productions, an indie film company.

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