Smooth: Reality (A&M)
Miles Marshall Lewis, L.A. Weekly, 26 March 1998
A HANDFUL of the best hip-hop records to be produced in the '90s includes TLC's Crazysexycool, D'Angelo's Brown Sugar, Mary J. Blige's My Life and Erykah Badu's Baduizm. Hip-hop, as should be clear by now, is not limited to rap — it's an aesthetic, a culture. Hip-hop is not an MC; it's a paradigm.
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