BEST R&B ARTIST Minneapolis 2007 - J. Isaac
Readers' Choice: The New Congress
Preacher's son Jason Isaac Moore still keeps the faith: As with most smooth-talking R&B seducers, coaxing a "Yes" out of women is a high priority. But the questions J. Isaac asks in his warm, mellow alto reflect religious righteousness as much as romance. For all the sexy grooves on his 2006 release Welcome to the Planet, his plea of "Do you want to go higher?" is not a come-on, but a marriage proposal. Whether breathy and light or soaring and emotive, Isaac's voice combines the fever of Friday night with the soul of Sunday morning. It might be worth accepting his proposal just to hear him sing in the shower.