.Your Daily Lick: Michael Marshall

Soul of the Bay (Jakil Records)

Mike “Meezy” Marshall, the legendary East Bay soul and R&B artist who sang the chorus to Luniz’ “I Got Five on It,” returns with his first album in three years – a fact he needlessly apologizes for in the opening track. Soul of the Bay, named after another of Marshall’s epithets, may be worth the wait, but only for those who were waiting in the first place.

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