Label: Nu America/Interscope
Key Track: "A Beautiful World"

We wanted to hate when it dropped, but this is a great blue-eyed soul record. His follow-up became a huge commercial success with the adult contemporary R&B set, but this is the slept-on gem that started it all.

YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
The song that would become Lil Wayne's "Shooter" appeared on this album as "Oh Shooter."