Released: Sep 2013
Produced by Kemar McGregor, 9ine finds these two neo-soul vets crooning over light pop-reggae rhythms such as "Feel the Fire." It's an unusual concept that could have been pushed much further had they tackled vintage lovers rock or covered classic JA ballads. With rare exception, they stick to their Americanized voices, making for a pleasing if sedate half-hour suite. Musiq and Johnson also sing a few solo numbers, with Musiq on "Slow Love" and "Bring Me Down" and Johnson on "So Big," which actually sound better than their duets.