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The Appetizer

by Eric Roberson

Some times what starts as a sketch turns out to be a masterpiece. This album is like a table covered with different foods, but all tasting great, served in such a way to give the full spectrum of fine dining.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Contemporary urban
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  Song Share Time Download
1. N2U f, Marsha Ambrosius
Eric Roberson & Marsha Ambrosius
3:29 $0.89
2. What I Gotta Do?
Eric Roberson
4:18 $0.89
3. Painkiller
Eric Roberson
3:38 $0.89
4. Hesitation
Eric Roberson
4:08 $0.89
5. Just A Dream
Eric Roberson
4:15 $0.89
6. Softest Lips
Eric Roberson
4:35 $0.89
7. Momma Told Me
Eric Roberson
3:54 $0.89
8. The Moon
Eric Roberson
4:38 $0.89
9. We Can't Pretend
Eric Roberson
3:35 $0.89
10. For Da Love Of Da Game
Eric Roberson, Raheem DeVaughn & V.
5:30 $0.89
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Album Notes

“I called this album “the appetizer” because that is what it is… well that was what it was supposed to be. The plan was to make an E.P. of five songs to satisfy people’s hunger, till my album came out next year. Well, I couldn’t settle on which five to choose from so I did ten… a range of old and new songs that show my growth, my soul, and my love for honest music. Some may think I’m crazy for doing this, but let me tell you; it is beautiful to own your own destiny and be able to do what you feel in your heart. To have that and not do it? That’s crazy to me. Enjoy…” - Eric Roberson

Known for his insightful lyrics and soothing vocals, Roberson has cooked up another delightful smorgasbord of tasty “honest music.” The menu includes fulfilling vittles, opening with N2U, a fun and satisfying freestyle duet with Marsha Ambrosius, the singing half of popular R&B group Floetry. The delightful, uptempo tune What I Gotta Do is instantly infectious; while the energetic, Chicago-style stepping groove called Hesitation will make you want to hit the dance floor immediately.

Erro’s ballads are always delectable, and the chosen ones here are no exception. Softest Lips is undoubtedly a mouth-watering gem, while Just A Dream is simply an aural cloud on earth. And The Moon – Eric’s well sought-after recording debut – will send you down a fond memory lane of the early 90’s new jack swing era.

The audible feast gratifyingly concludes with the delectable For Da Love Of Da Game, the result of a spontaneous jam session with fellow indie crooners Raheem DeVaughn and V, when all three were integral members of the A Touch Of Jazz production family.

On the production side, in addition to his own work, Eric again worked with Andre Harris, Vidal Davis, Kev Brown, Osunlade, Redhead Kingpin, Jermaine Mobley, and Jeff Townes (more popularly known as DJ Jazzy Jeff) - many of today’s most popular producers in Hip-Hop, R&B, and Soul music. This wasn’t a move to be associated with the hot producer of the moment, but a component of Roberson’s normal modus operandi – working with friends. Friends who happen to be the hot producers of the moment!

Backed by an experienced team of family and friends, the New Jersey native has been able to be innovative in his thinking; daring in his choices; and honest with his music. His legions of loyal fans feel the sincerity and repay him with their constant support. Plus, they love his uncanny ability to tell “their” life stories, without knowing them! “There’s a void in the industry for honest music and he is filling it. He\'s authentic. His songs are everybody\'s songs,” says one fan after one of his infamously energetic concerts.


“If this is an appetizer, we can\'t wait until the full meal! Eric Roberson initially put this set together to whet people\'s appetite for his next album -- which is still a long way off -- but in doing so, he realized that he had way more tracks than he thought for the original EP, and he decided to release the set as a full album by itself! The set sports 10 tracks in all and like Roberson\'s work on the excellent Vault albums, there\'s a personal, heartfelt style here that blows away most other male soul singers working today. Each tune is accompanied by some great notes by Eric that let you really get inside his head, and which show why he\'s one of the hippest, smartest singers working today.”...... Dusty Groove America



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I got the pleasure of meeting eric saturday 09-06-09 @ sankofa he\'s a real down to earth guy and his music is the bomb keep doing what your doing. hope to see you in austin soon.

Lori Matthews

The CD is beautiful. I have played the CD everyday since I received it. I keep number 5, Just A Dream, on repeat. This is one CD to have in your collection.


Ok so I had the pleasure to see him perform live at Nikki Marina in South Florida. The CD does no justice. You must see this man perform live! Mr. Roberson, if you are reading, your performance in Hollywood Florida this past weekend was top notch. I just wish you could have sang longer..

All the best to you!


My album of 2005
Simply put, this is my 'CD of the year 2005'. "The softest lips" melts me EVERY TIME. Shame on you if you don't buy it!

dillagaph, Boston, MA

This is a good cd. Nice upbeat flows, and can't go wrong with Marsha from Floetry. I definitely recommend anyone to by his Vol. 1.5.


One of the baddest brothers on the planet. Too bad he does not get the love he desreves. To all who listen to his music will not be disappointed I promise. Get all the music you can from him and catch one of his shows.


Keep doin what you're doin...
Fresh and variety based tunes on the CD...nice to see new and creative art a time where creativity and originality are a lost art in the music business its refreshing to see/hear an artist like Eric Roberson...keep doin' what you're doin, E.Rob...C2.

mesha hart

lovin it
I was turned on to eric by my little brother gino "lock johnson" iglehart, MD for eryka badu. Since that day I have been rockin his music non stop...Eric, I need royalities right about now, cause everywhere I go I am spittin your name...LOL
As a singer, it is so refreshing to hear true musicianship amoungst all the synthetic material being produced these days...Keep givin good music, cause there are a whole lot of us out there that miss this...I personally wait on tip toe for every CD release from this brotha...God Bless...


E, let's colab on some joints. I'm in the ATL. Reach out. Nice vibe.


This is one of my favorite albums...period!
When I first got this album I got completely stuck on "What I Gotta Do"! Man, I played that joint on repeat for like forever! :) Once I finished sating that fix...I moved on to the rest of the album...B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! "Hesitation" is another favorite, "Painkiller" is crazy, "Softest Lips" is a class A ballad, just put this cd in and let it play! For anyone out there that appreciates good music, this is a must have! Young, old, rich, poor, urban, suburban, trendy, eclectic, no matter who you are you will LOVE this! And fans of Music, Dwele, Floetry, etc., you will rob kill and steal for this...not to mention Eric's written hits for all of those artists...and then some. Honest music is taking over! :)Man, if this is the appetizer I can't wait to get to the entree! : Keep cooking up that soul food and I'll end with a quote from Quincy Jones, "Eric Roberson is THE voice of Soul music." Nuff said!!! :):):)

"One Of Chicago's Ten Hottest Rising Acts..." Chicago Tribune
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