The Evolution of Alexander O'Neal

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The Hearsay

O’Neal released his sophomore LP, Hearsay, in 1987. The gold-selling album, produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, is a mixture of funky dance jams like “Fake” and “Criticize” and smoothed-out love tunes like “Never Knew Love Like The” (with Charrelle). O’Neal’s crooning style, which mixes a bit of edgy urban swag, is a precursor to Guy’s Aaron Hall and R. Kelly. 

(Photo: Tabu Records)