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Tinashe’s Future Is Bright On Debut ‘Aquarius’

It’s been nearly 15 years since her unexpected death, but beloved songstress Aaliyah’s sound is more relevant than ever. Her hushed vocal style and playful treatment of topics like love and sex have once again become in vogue, thanks mainly to the influence of Toronto Tour De Force Drake, who’s taken these attributes and, combining them with spare production and witty punchlines, become one of the biggest stars on the planet. Predictably, a bevy of rappers and singers are trying to do the same, which, despite the repetition aspect of it, has to make ‘90s R&B fans smile: The songbird ...

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