“Uncle Charlie,” as Wilson is affectionately known, has collaborated in the past few years with many top hip-hop and R&B stars.
This time, he and fellow R&B balladeer Keith Sweat put plenty of soul into the closer “Whisper.”
Wilson survived drug addiction, homelessness and prostate cancer to make his successful solo comeback, so when he croons of faith, hope and love on “If I Believe,” he does it with a fervor that boosts his voice to new heights.
Plus, with all the album's lovely emoting, it's even more fun to hear Wilson break out the funk with the booty-shaking jam “My Baby.”
— Brandy McDonnell