Mendes has created some unforgettable tunes across his career, his Samba / Bossa Nova tunes reaching the far flung reaches of our planet. In many ways I wish this could’ve been an album loaded with original, untainted Mendes favourites, but in stead it is a collection of his well-loved classics with other artists adding their flavour, modernizing it (not like it needed to be). With Will.I.Am producing the project, obviously he and the Black Eyed Peas feature prominently. Others include Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Q-Tip, Jill Scott, Mr. Vegas, John Legend, Marcello D2, India.Arie, Justin Timberlake, Maogani Quartet, Black Thought (of The Roots), and Debi Nova. All you need is the opening track of his universally recognized signature tune, Mas Que Nada (Mahash Keh Nah-Da) to get you into his brilliant mindset and an energetic lounge mood.

4 / B
- PB

1 2 3 4 5 6
A - B - C

6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temp.
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A:Multiple Listening Potential
B:Deserves Another Spin
C:Once Should Suffice

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