State of the Art

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Keyboardist Raymond Jones and singer Norma Jean Wright (who co-wrote Keni Burke's "Risin' to the Top"), who were former members of Chic, united to become the duo State of Art. Their self-titled debut was one of the premier releases of film director Spike Lee's Columbia-distributed 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks label, whose roster also included Lonette McKee. The R&B-charting LP was smooth, adult urban R&B, whose core sound at times recalled Soul II Soul. Besides romantic love th... Read more

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