Brothers Woody and Minquel Ingram have specialized in redefining what we see as throwback or old school. Those terms bring to mind the stuff we grooved to in the 1960s or 70s, but the siblings who comprise the Ohio based duo Ingram Street find their musical inspiration from a later era.
Their latest jam, “Friend Zone,” harkens back to a time when R&B and hip-hop were feeling each other out and trying to determine where there were points of possible fusion. And with those bumping hip-hop influenced arrangement and vocals that feature interplay between a rapper and a singer who swings between tenor and falsetto, “Friend Zone” will bring back memories of the New Jack Swing of the late 1980s and early 90s. Give “Friend Zone” a listen.
By Howard Dukes
Ingram Street – “Friend Zone”