Latif – Philadelphia Healing [EP]

Grammy nominated songwriter and Philadelphia native Corey “Latif” Williams is back with a brand new EP entitled “Philadelphia Healing.

Corey “Latif” Williams vows to restore the image of the city he loves on his new EP, Philadelphia Healing. A collection of feel-good soul tunes, Philadelphia Healing carries a sound of optimism and positivity — something missing from R&B, and more importantly, missing from the Philly sound.

With the rise of the Philly sound through neo-soul in the early 00′s, I never understood why Latifs career never reached the height of Musiq Soulchild, or higher. His debut album, Love in the First, though not a commercial success, featured songwriting and production from some of the best in the genre, including Bryan-Michael Cox, Sean Garrett, Ryan Leslie, Adonis Shropshire and Johnta Austin; and was, at least in my mind, a solid debut project.

Luckily for us, his career didnt just fizzle and die. Over the years, Latif found success as a songwriter, penning tracks from Chris Brown (“Damage”), JoJo (“Like That”), Faith Evans (“Gone Already), and Musiq Soulchild (“Teach Me”).

Stream and download Philadelphia Healing below.