An R&B singer active for nearly two decades, Jon B got his start as a songwriter for hire, penning material for the likes of Michael Jackson and Tony Braxton. His debut album, Bonafied, dropped in 1995. Its follow-up, Cool Relax, was a platinum-selling smash, spawning singles like "Are U Still Down" (with Tupac) and "They Don't Know." Throughout the '00s, he released four more albums, but none really made much noise. He continued to collaborate with some of hip-hop's biggest names (Nas, Paul Wall, AZ, Scarface, Ol' Dirty Bastard, etc.) but failed to chart much solo work. Comfortable Swagg is his seventh album, and it finds him reinventing his style. The earlier tracks ("Goin Down," the title track), are of the super-fast BPM, Euro/techno variety and pretty much fall into love-it-or-hate-it territory. The pace then slows for a batch of ballads ("Make Up Love," "Baby Maker") that are still heavy on the electro vibe but considerably mellower and more listenable. Older fans with surely embrace the ironically titled "Do U Miss Me" and the quality DJ Quik collabo "Fill Your Cup."