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Zacardi Cortez - Having been mentored by John P. Kee and gone on tour with his family band (The Cortez Family Band), Zacardi Cortez has been groomed for stardom, equipped with a full bodied voice and funky '80s sensibilities. Take a peek at a few artists who share his musical journey and style.
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Dave Hollister - Like Cortez, Hollister entered the music business via a group, Blackstreet. Although he's an R&B singer, Hollister's dibbled and dabbled in the gospel arena, which further connects him to Cortez and their mutual love for all music.
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Mario - Mario's talent also emerged during the wave of bands and boy groups. Like Cortez, his vocals have an '80s flair and style. Also similar to Cortez, Mario's riffs go on for days and leave you filled up.
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J. Drew - J. Drew, like Cortez, has ties to an influential gospel family (being the son of Karen Clark-Sheard and Bishop J. Drew Sheard), but decided to go on his own (the R&B route) like Cortez.
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Take 6 - Jazz sextet Take 6 definitely has '80s rhythmic style all over their music and, like Cortez, the group infuses R&B from this period in its music, which gives all of their songs a laidback worship feel.(Photo: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz)
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Matthew Schuler - In the same vein as Cortez, Schuler's voice can meld well with any type of music, but has the ability to be grandiose as well. In addition, it's worth noting that when both Schuler and Cortez pull back, each note sounds sweet and effortless.(Photo: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images)