Ms. Kelly, appropriately titled name of Kelly Rowland’s sophomore album, hits stores on July 3rd so BUY, BUY, BUY, BUY. I have to admit I wasn’t too keen about the project and “change” overall. I really loved her last album, Simply Deep, maybe because I’m into a lot of alternative R&B music. When I first heard she was doing something different and was keeping away from that genre I cringed. In my opinion, back then of course, was that she would stick to her original sound because it was her; although seasons do change and there will be some “creative differences” in the mix, I’m actually glad she went this route with Ms. Kelly, the title in itself is sassy and makes a bold statement. You already know what your getting as soon as the album starts off with the single “Like This,” “Comeback,” “Ghetto,” and “Work” just to name a few; all very aggressive and in your face, she has definitely grown over the duration of her career. The album sort of smooths out a little in the end with “Flashback,” “Every Thought is You,” “The Show,” (damn Kelly Freeaky!) “Love,” “Better Without You,” all of which are my favorites! I completely see Kelly in a whole new light now, I got a taste of her world, both emotionally and respectfully. I think this is kind of like a testimonial for Ms. Kelly really, but a celebration with her fans; almost to say, “you know what, I moved on and I’m living my life.” and that’s absolutely beautiful – I highly recommend you buy this album!

Kelly Rowland feat. Snoop Dogg » “Ghetto” » LISTEN » (Full)
Kelly Rowland feat. Tank » “The Show” » LISTEN » (Full)
Kelly Rowland » “Better Without You” » LISTEN » (Full)
Kelly Rowland » “You Will Win” » LISTEN » (Full)