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Eric Roberson

Eric Roberson entered the music industry through a major label before he became one of the foremost independent R&B artists of the 2000s and 2010s. In 1994, as a teenager, the Rahway, New Jersey native debuted on Warner Bros. with "The Moon." Although the smooth, post-new jack ballad was a minor hit -- it reached number 53 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart that summer -- its parent album was shelved. Roberson returned to Howard University on a musical theater scholarship and earned his degree. During the latter half of the '90s, armed with an EMI publishing contract, he wrote and arranged tracks for Phajja, 112, and Gina Thompson. The following decade, Roberson went fully independent with his Blue Erro Soul label, launched with his full-length debut, Esoteric (2001). The same year that album was issued, Roberson, as Erro, also made waves in clubs with "Don't Change" (aka "Change for Me"), a single originally released on Osunlade's Yoruba label. As his solo career was moving forward again, he was also working with Philadelphians Musiq Soulchild, Jill Scott, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Vivian Green, as well as with Detroiter Dwele, for whom he co-wrote and co-produced "Hold On," another single that happened to peak at number 53 R&B. Roberson released solo albums every couple years, adding to his catalog with The Appetizer (2005), ...Left (2007), and Music Fan First (2009). The latter included "A Tale of Two" and "Still," songs that were nominated for Grammy Awards in the category of Best Urban/Alternative R&B. The Recording Academy's acknowledgments, along with new support from a partnership with Purpose Music and distributor eOne, helped send Mr. Nice Guy (2011) to number 14 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Roberson subsequently took part in contemporary gospel leader Fred Hammond's United Tenors project and fronted Zo!'s "We Are on the Move" (both 2013), then reverted to Blue Erro releases with B-Sides, Features & Heartaches and The Box (both 2014). He then linked up with occasional collaborator Phonte for Tigallerro (2016). ~ Andy Kellman & David Jeffries
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Eric Roberson

  1.   Song
  2.   Picture Perfect feat. Phonte
  3.   The Hunger by W. Ellington Felton
  4.   Change for Me
  5.   At the Same Time
  6.   Dealing by Lalah Hathaway
  7.   Too Soon
  8.   She Ought to Know
  9.   Borrow You
  10.   Couldn't Hear Her by Curt Chambers
  11.   Painkiller
  12.   Obstacles
  13.   Just Imagine
  14.   Mark On Me
  15.   Still
  16.   Howard Girls featuring Aaron Abernathy
  17.   Further by T3
  18.   Runaway
  19.   Woman
  20.   Iluvu2much by Algebra Blessett
  21.   The Power That Kisses Hold
  22.   Hold Tight by Phonte
  23.   Rock with You by Raheem DeVaughn
  24.   What I Gotta Do?
  25.   Def Ears
  26.   Waiting 4 Ya featuring Carmen Rodgers
  27.   Grow This Love by Phonte
  28.   Haunted
  29.   Pill
  30.   Lust for Love
  31.   Fortune Teller by K. "DJ Kemit" Hyman
  32.   Fall
  33.   Picture Perfect by Phonte Coleman
  34.   Summertime Anthem by Chubb Rock
  35.   Celebrate by Sy Smith
  36.   Maybe
  37.   Past Paradise
  38.   Something by Phonte
  39.   3:45 by Phonte
  40.   Lie to Me by Phonte
  41.   Thru the Night by Phonte
  42.   It's So Easy by Phonte
  43.   Do the Same For Me
  44.   Punch Drunk Love
  45.   Warm
  46.   The Cycle
  47.   Don't Hide Your Wings
  48.   I'm Not Trying To Keep Score No More
  49.   The Box
  50.   ILuvU2Much by Algebra
  51.   Head to Toe
  52.   Try Love
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