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.