Released: Mar 1996
Label: Universal Motown Records Group
New York's Monifah comes on strong, with impressive vocalism, dynamic delivery, and a wide range of subject matter. Produced by Heavy D and Red Hot Lover Tone, her debut album successfully merges R&B and hip-hop; it's heavy on the bass and loaded with ear-tickling beats. "Don't Waste My Time" and "You Don't Have To Love Me" are both standouts.