Brothers Woody and Minquel Ingram have specialized in redefining what older music fans call throwback or old school. Those terms bring to mind what they grooved to in the 1960s or 70s, but the siblings who comprise the Ohio based duo Ingram Street find their musical inspiration from a later era. Their latest single, “Friend Zone”, harkens back to a time when hip hop and R&B were filling each other out and trying to determine where there were points of possible fusion. And with a bumping hip hop influenced arrangement and vocals that feature interplay between a rapper and a singer who swings between tenor and falsetto, “Friend Zone” will bring back memories of the New Jack Swing era of the late 1980s and early 90s. Listen to “Friend Zone” below.

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