Bilal

There are very few singers who had the vocal abilities of Prince that could change from sultry baritone to a soul-shaking shriek. Bilal drew Prince comparisons on his debut album First Born Second, but he was damn near considered the second coming from the vocal performances he turned in on his eternally-shelved Love For Sale album. His live shows are also comparable to Prince’s even though he’s usually playing smaller stages with less production. His last three albums, Airtight’s Revenge, A Love Surreal and In Another Life all contain the experimental elements that you would expect from Prince album, but they also have the straight up Black music that you want too.

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