10 April 1970, Washington, DC, USA. Lattimore first entered the music industry at the age of 14 when he joined the R&B vocal group Maniquin, who recorded briefly for Epic Records in the 80s. When that band broke up, Lattimore remained in the industry as a songwriter for artists including Glenn Jones and Jon Lucien. As a solo artist, Lattimore and new label Columbia Records were keen to project a more mature, sophisticated image, though one still rooted in a traditional R&B style. The reward was two minor hit singles, Never Too Busy and For You, and substantial sales for his solo debut, which marked him out as a strong male R&B voice, sympathetic towards but stylistically opposed to the hold hip-hop had taken on the genre. As he told the press: I have an appreciation for hip-hop and what its about, but thats not the life I live. I grew up listening to Earth, Wind And Fire albums, and thats what I...
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