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The crooner channels Marvin Gaye on the ‘What’s Going On’–esque track about lending a hand to one another.

4.’Help Somebody’

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‘Help Somebody’ Lyrics

There’s a moving inner peace that I love to see
Gotta raise my soul to tell ya how I feel
Gotta listen to the tears that people cry for me
In a world that’s so wild, fear creeps
Cause when I get up to hear you, tears just fill my eyes
Now I know, I got to let the selfishness subside
Tell ‘em ya’ll

CHORUS:
Help somebody, help somebody
Show them what it is, give a little bit more
Help somebody, help somebody
Show them what it is, let ‘em know

If you see the future, ask it if I’m there,
Ask it if I’m there

Ask it to tell you, did I ever make a stand,
Ask if you may care to mention, did I learn from everything
And even if it takes a sea of eternity to know,
I’ll wait a century, a buried mess of bones, help me

Help me to give myself the way that you’ve given you
Help me to be the helping hand that makes a dream come true

Choir sing

CHORUS

If I’m there tell me if I’m there
Do you see me there

CHORUS

If you see the future, ask it if I’m there, ask it if I’m there

Mel B Pictures

    In this photo provided by Kraft Foods, Spice Girl “Mel B” poses for a photo wearing a T-shirt she designed based on the classic pink ribbon used for breast cancer awareness, after a fashion show and launch of “Pose for the Cure” web site to help Kraft Foods raise money for the ‘Susan G. Komen for the Cure’ fight against breast cancer in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. The shirt is for sale on the web site and the net proceeds will benefit the foundation. (AP Photo/Kraft Foods, Ray Stubblebine) **NO SALES**

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    In this photo provided by Kraft Foods, Spice Girl “Mel B” poses for a photo wearing a T-shirt she designed based on the classic pink ribbon used for breast cancer awareness, after a fashion show and launch of “Pose for the Cure” web site to help Kraft Foods raise money for the ‘Susan G. Komen for the Cure’ fight against breast cancer in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. The shirt is for sale on the web site and the net proceeds will benefit the foundation. (AP Photo/Kraft Foods, Ray Stubblebine) **NO SALES**

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    In this undated image released by Oxfam Tuesday Sept. 23, 2008, British singer Mel B participates in the ‘In My Name’ global campaign calling for action against poverty and demanding world leaders keep their promises on millennium development goals. (AP Photo/Oxfam, HO) ** NO SALES **

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    In this photo provided by Kraft Foods, Spice Girl Mel B, left, serves as the emcee at a fashion show and launch of “Pose for the Cure” web site to help Kraft Foods raise money for the ‘Susan G. Komen for the Cure’ fight against breast cancer in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. Mel B wears a T-shirt she designed based on the classic pink ribbon used for breast cancer awareness. The shirt is for sale on the web site and the net proceeds will benefit the foundation. The woman at right is unidentified. (AP Photo/Kraft Foods, Ray Stubblebine) **NO SALES**

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    NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 09: TV personality and designer Khloe Kardashian and Olympic-level swimmer and model Amanda Beard (R) pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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    NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 09: Ultimo Scottish designer lingerie brand founder Michelle Mone (L) and pop singer Melanie Brown pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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    NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown poses backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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    NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown and Olympic-level swimmer and model Amanda Beard (R) pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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    NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown and singer Aubrey O’Day (R) poses backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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    NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown, Olympic-level swimmer and model Amanda Beard, singer Aubrey O’Day and TV personality and designer Khloe Kardashian pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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Birthname: Michael Eugene Archer
Origin: Richmond, Virginia
Association(s): Angie Stone (Not only is the neo-soul diva the mother of his oldest son, she also was his chief writing collaborator on his breakthrough debut opus, 'Brown Sugar.')
Notable Tracks: 'Brown Sugar,' 'Lady,' 'Cruisin,' 'Untitled (How Does It Feel?),' and 'Devil's Pie.'
Factoid: As a young songwriter, one of the first major projects he conceived was the song 'U Will Know,' performed by Black Men United a collective of urban music superstars of the time including Tevin Campbell, Keith Sweat, Al B Sure, Boyz II Men, Aaron Hall, LL Cool J and Usher, among others which was featured on the soundtrack to the 1994 movie 'Jason's Lyric.'
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