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Adult contemporary R&B singer/songwriter/producer Dwele grew up on Detroit's west side, listening to soul music from Motown visionaries Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye as well as jazz on the radio. Born Andwele Gardner, he began writing songs at the age of ten, after his father was murdered outside his home, and attended Cody High in Detroit. Dwele spent a year studying music at Wayne State but then opted for an informal education, making music at his home while living in Dearborn and working for AAA. His demo tape, 1998's The Rize, made waves around the Motor City, and he spent time collaborating with Detroit hip-hop group Slum Village and Philadelphia rapper Bahamadia. Signed to Virgin on the strength of his songwriting and performance skills, Dwele released Subject in mid-2003 and cemented his appeal with European audiences (he was a favorite on Gilles Peterson's influential Radio 1 program) with a tour that summer. His second album, Some Kinda..., followed in 2005 and reached the Top 10 of the R&B chart. A couple years later, he provided the hook on Kanye West's hit single "Flashing Lights" and signed to Koch/eOne to release Sketches of a Man (2008) and W.ants W.orld W.omen (2010). Both albums maintained the singer's streak of Top Ten R&B albums. Greater Than One (2012), also released on eOne, featured some of his breeziest, most pleasing grooves. ~ John Bush
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  1.   Song
  2.   What's Not To Love?
  3.   Find a Way
  4.   What Profit
  5.   Truth
  6.   Some Kinda
  7.   Sho Ya Right
  8.   Old Lovas
  9.   I Think I Love You
  10.   Hold On
  11.   Without You
  12.   Kick Out of You
  13.   Day at a Time
  14.   Lay It Down
  15.   Know Your Name
  16.   Weekend Love
  17.   Subject
  18.   Wake the Baby
  19.   Let Your Hair Down
  20.   Money Don't Mean a Thing
  21.   A Pimp's Dream
  22.   Obey
  23.   Open Your Eyes
  24.   Flapjacks
  25.   I'm Sorry (Wake The Musical Baby)
  26.   70's
  27.   Love Ultra
  28.   Five Dolla Mic
  29.   Keep On by Slum Village
  30.   Vain
  31.   Hangover
  32.   Lady at Mahogany
  33.   Feels So Good
  34.   I Think I Love U
  35.   Continued/Holla
  36.   A.N.G.E.L. (Interlude)
  37.   Dodgin' Your Phone
  38.   She's A Star
  39.   Patrick Ronald by Monica Blaire
  40.   Swank by Monica Blaire
  41.   Takes 2 2 Tango
  42.   Going Leaving
  43.   Frankly My Dear (I'm Bennett I Ain't Innit)
  44.   Wants (Intro)
  45.   Love You Right
  46.   I Understand
  47.   How I Deal
  48.   Give Me a Chance
  49.   Dodgin' Your Phone/Smoke Up the Back (Interlude) featuring David Banner
  50.   If You Want To
  51.   Travelin' Girl
  52.   Brandi
  53.   A Few Reasons (Truth Pt. 2)
  54.   Blow Your Mind
  55.   Free As A Bird
  56.   Sketches Of A Man (Intro)
  57.   Hold On by Kanye West
  58.   Twuneanunda
  59.   Shady
  60.   I Wanna
  61.   Whoomp (Interlude)
  62.   You Don't Love Me
  63.   This Love
  64.   What You Gotta Do by Raheem DeVaughn
  65.   Greater Than One Less Than Three
  66.   Grown
  67.   Detroit Sunrise
  68.   Body Rock
  69.   Spiritual
  70.   I'm Cheatin'
  71.   Workin' On It
  72.   Continuation
  73.   My Lova/Movement
  74.   Must Be featuring Black Milk
  75.   Poppa Yo (Intro)
  76.   Love Triangle
  77.   Special
  78.   World (Intro)
  79.   Women (Intro)
  80.   My People
  81.   I Wish
  82.   "More Than A" (Interlude)
  83.   Caught Up
  84.   You Won't Be Lonely
  85.   Kissing Game
  86.   Some Kinda Prelude (...and So It Is) by Poppa Yo
  87.   Count Back (Hope It's Not My Bab)
  88.   Dim the Lights

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