18 Songs, 1 Hour 5 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

As one of the most respected artists in the neo-soul movement, Angie Stone has earned the right to bring her vision to fruition with whomever she chooses. And she chooses brilliantly throughout Rich Girl. Mike Flowers cowrote "Backup Plan," which has an upbeat groove that locks backing vocals into Stone's confident lead track. Even the modern production effects do nothing to harm Stone's soul pedigree, but rather add a fresh feel to an already-solid track. Malcolm-Jamal Warner (a.k.a. Theo Huxtable of The Cosby Show) pays tribute to the singer with a spoken-word piece, "Interlude." That piece sets up the album's second half, starting with the firm but sweet ballad "Alright." "First Time" combines the lush arrangements of classic Gamble & Huff Philly soul with Stone's manicured best. "Livin' It Up" updates Stone's sound to the late '80s, with muscular New Jack Swing beats. "U Lit My Fire" takes a groove that moves sideways and gives it over to Stone's playful phrasings. The deluxe version adds two bonus tracks and the video for "Do What U Gotta Do."

EDITORS’ NOTES

As one of the most respected artists in the neo-soul movement, Angie Stone has earned the right to bring her vision to fruition with whomever she chooses. And she chooses brilliantly throughout Rich Girl. Mike Flowers cowrote "Backup Plan," which has an upbeat groove that locks backing vocals into Stone's confident lead track. Even the modern production effects do nothing to harm Stone's soul pedigree, but rather add a fresh feel to an already-solid track. Malcolm-Jamal Warner (a.k.a. Theo Huxtable of The Cosby Show) pays tribute to the singer with a spoken-word piece, "Interlude." That piece sets up the album's second half, starting with the firm but sweet ballad "Alright." "First Time" combines the lush arrangements of classic Gamble & Huff Philly soul with Stone's manicured best. "Livin' It Up" updates Stone's sound to the late '80s, with muscular New Jack Swing beats. "U Lit My Fire" takes a groove that moves sideways and gives it over to Stone's playful phrasings. The deluxe version adds two bonus tracks and the video for "Do What U Gotta Do."

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Lil' Sis11 ,

Amazingly Great!

This album is what I need in my collection. She does herself justice. The first reviewer is either crazy or deaf! I purchased the whole album and I rarely do that. She has so many great songs on here. You get more than your monies worth, I even like the Malcolm Jamal Warner spoken word track!

Lionel Woods ,

Ummhh....

I wonder if I am listening to the same album everyone else is. I am a fan of most if not all of Angie's previous albums. This one sounds like it should have been released 10 years before her first album. The production is dated and just sounds mid 90's from a band that was doing music in the early 80's. Sorry this one is an epic pass for me.

Kenya Cross ,

Angie Stone_ Rich Girl

People are confused because they don't understand your journey. I can hear your journey in this album. The theme of this album...LOVE. I am really enjoying it. Thank you for good music again. One question: Who are the women singing on "Sisters". Really beautiful song. THank you for putting it on the project.

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