HUMAN BEING (WEA)
HE WAS ALMOST COOL ONCE. AS THE PEBBLY VOCALIST and rotating head on Adamski’s ‘Killer’, Seal intrigued a nation with his perky mini-dreads and mysterious Nigerian tribal scarring. Then, instead of dragging his weathered tones to the nearest junglist for a good time-stretching, he chose the path of Sade and made pan-global soul-pop for the Gold Blend generation. And now, with ‘Human Being’, he’s gone trip-hop and writes songs about Tupac and Biggie.
No, really. The title track observes hip-hop’s dead—
The remaining 12 tracks simply reaffirm what you already knew: the man is an econo-size Lighthouse Family—