If the music of an upcoming artist does not move or speak to the public, chances are the artist may have an unsuccessful career or be considered a one hit wonder. However, this notion is not applicable to a young Adrian Marcel. Raphael Saadiq’s (founding member of Tony! Toni! Toné!) protégé does not necessarily rely on a legend’s status to garner him the desired recognition. Rather, the East Oakland Bay Area singer is known for his brilliance in crafting authentic music prompting him to have a long-lasting and impressive career. His newly endeavor, 7 Days of Weak has the sufficient stamina to penetrate listening ears.
The 15-track record artistically lives up to the hype. There is without a doubt that Marcel is in it to win it. The proof is in “I'm Still”–a laid back midtempo that showcases the full range talents this crooner has to offer musically. Saadiq may have found himself the R&B trophy.