I always get excited when a great artist announces a new album and release date. This is especially true when the artist is a true R&B veteran like Donell Jones. We got hints of his return to form with his new single "Forever," but now we can point to July 9th as the day when we can finally cop his new project, Forever. For me, Donell Jones represents an era of chill, centered R&B in the mid-to-late '90s. Donell didn't overdo the romance with notions of excessive wining and dining like Brian McKnight, and he always had more of a relatable hood vibe than other contemporaries like Joe. Let's hope that with the release of Forever that he can help us to recapture some of those same great vibes with his new sounds.