Picks and Pans Review: What I'm Listening To: Ms, Dynamite

updated 05/05/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/05/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT

With her critically acclaimed R&B debut, A Little Deeper, Britain's Ms. Dynamite is catching fire in the States. So what sizzling discs are in the 22-year-old singer's CD player?

I Care 4 U, Aaliyah. Her voice is beautiful to listen to: relaxing and therapeutic. One of my all-time favorite artists.

No More Drama, Mary J, Blige. All of her albums inspire me; her strength and talent encourage me. Even her saddest songs can lift me up.

Acoustic Soul, India.Arie. Feel-good music that is positive and spiritual. Helps me to stay appreciative.

MTV Unplugged No. 2.0, Lauryn Hill and Lets Get Free, Dead Prez. Brain food. Both of these albums are stimulating to the mind: culturally and socially aware, uplifting and inspiring.

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