Anthony Hamilton: "You Got to Love, Live, Believe It ... Never Try to Sing a Lie"

Need a dose of that old-school vibe for your rap track? Well, R&B singer Anthony Hamilton provides a fine, cost-effective alternative to pricey soul samples.

"A lot of people want that old sound, that old grit." he says, speaking by phone from his North Carolina home.

"So they say, 'Let's get Anthony Hamilton to sing it and you don't have to pay no licensing fee and you still get that same sound.' It's cheaper."

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David Rolland is a freelance music writer for Miami New Times. His novels, The End of the Century and Yo-Yo, are available at many fine booksellers.
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