Rell – The Remedy is an album that was only issued as CD promo by Roc-A-Fella Records in 2001. This album was one of the three albums that he recorded during his time at Roc-A-Fella Records. All of the three album he recorded on that label remain unreleased to this day. This was because the label did not know how to promote R&B artists and the producers had disagreements with Rell himself. This album was supposed to be released on Elektra and Roc-A-Fella Records in 2001, but that never happened due to business politics. It’s a shame this album didn’t come out. It is just so annoying that never happened.
Regardless of business politics, Rell – The Remedy remains an all time classic and an impossible to find R&B album. Most of the songs on this album are killer slow R&B songs with a soulful touch. Rell graces the mic with his singing.
Bring It On Home is a killer slow track laced and graced with Rell’s vocals. The song also has a holy vibe due to the organ that is used.
Rell has the candles lit for a romantic night placed next to a bottle of yellow champagne in a bucket of ice. Rell tells this girl he can be the freak that she likes. He keeps it low-key like a real player should. He asks her to bring it home. There’s no sense in them wasting time. He’s got what she wants. She’s all that Rell needs.
A minute into the song is where Rell brings it on home with his soulful vocals. An organ used in the background takes this song into church.
Say It Ain’t So is a heartbreaking song about how Rell’s lover became a totally different person. The song Say It Ain’t So is a tale of heartbreak, sadness, and betrayal. Say It Ain’t So was produced by North Carolina producer Mike City.
All of this time Rell thought he was the only one that mattered to her. He was so convinced that they were headed in the right direction. Now it’s as if she were a totally different person. It’s as if she were someone else. She changed like the weather changes. Her kisses are cold as a winter freeze in Alaska.
Rell explains mysterious calls he has been receiving. There’s been so many different numbers. She never knew about the notes he found on the windshield of her car. Is this the kind of thanks he gets for loving her the way he did? Rell loved her faithfully. He tells her to keep her phony smiles. Her heart has been missing for a while. The picture has never been clearer.
Never Stop is similar to a D’Angelo song with the smooth funkiness of guitars, alto singing, sultry background vocals, and hip hop beats. The smooth funkiness of guitars gives Never Stop a funk soul vibe. Never Stop a killer track laced and graced with Rell’s vocals.
The moment he saw her, there was no doubt in his mind that he had to get next to her. In just of matter of time, Rell makes his move. She is working her body like nobody else on the dance floor. Rell wants to give her more. Things didn’t take too long for Rell to observe that she was ready. It’s love he is looking for.
If That’s My Baby is a slow jam which is a soft mellow ballad produced by Mike City. The song has a warm vibe.
Get Up is an upbeat R&B song laced with hip hop infused beats. A bit of soothing xylophones and vibraphones are added in the mix to smoothen the sound out.
Cloud 9 is a slow jam perfect for baby making music. Rell’s voice is lovely on this song. It’s what you would expect from Rell. The song was used on the State Property movie. Cloud 9 was produced by Oshea Hunter. The song has a warm vibe.
I rate this album 5/5*****!!