The Rap-Up recently had the chance to listen to Kelly Rowland’s ENTIRE sophomore album, Miss Kelly, last week and do a review and here is what they had to say…
1. â€œLike Thisâ€ featuring Eve; Produced by Polow Da Don; Co-written by Sean Garrett and Kelly Rowland. Weâ€™ve all heard this song by now. Itâ€™s our favorite track on the album and definitely was the right choice for the first single. Kelly did another song with Eve last year called â€œGotsta Goâ€ which did not make the album.
2. â€œComebackâ€Produced by Scott Storch; Co-written by Kelly Rowland. Catchy, upbeat song and the first of two Scott Storch produced tracks on the CD. On the hook, Kelly sings: â€œI got that comeback, that hubba bubbaâ€¦I got a lifetime warranty, guarantee youâ€™ll never leave.â€
3. â€œGhettoâ€ featuring Snoop Dogg Produced by Tank; Co-written by Kelly Rowland and Tank. We were told that it was between this and â€œWork (Put It In)â€ for the second single. Kelly and her label were going back and forth and finally Kelly told them that she wanted this to be the second single. The smooth, mid-tempo R&B cut features Snoop Dogg. Kelly sings: â€œRock your Timbs, sag your jeans, ice your grills, itâ€™s all good with meâ€¦Thatâ€™s what my baby wants, thatâ€™s how we be gettinâ€™ it done.â€ Snoop has a rap in the intro and the middle of the song.
4. â€œWork (Put It In)â€ Produced by Scott Storch; Co-written by Kelly Rowland.This is our second favorite track off the album after â€œLike This.â€ This would get our vote for the second single, but â€œGhettoâ€ with Snoop is probably a safer choice. The upbeat, fast-paced song has a drumbeat and is a definite club banger. Kelly sings: â€œNo turning back from this partyâ€¦See all that you can seeâ€¦Do it baby do it, get it in.â€
5. â€œFlash Backâ€ Produced by Charlie and Kenny Bereal; Co-written by Kelly Rowland. You might have heard this song already. It was leaked to the Internet a while ago. Kelly sings: â€œI wish I could relive the past.â€ The album version is pretty much the same as the one thatâ€™s on the net. The instrumental reminds us of the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland.
6. â€œEvery Thought Is Youâ€Produced by Loren Dawson and Rockwilder; Co-written by Kelly Rowland. Another song that has already hit the net. This mid-tempo number is one of the more forgettable tracks.
7. â€œThe Showâ€ featuring Tank Produced by Tank; Co-written by Kelly Rowland and Tank. Slow jam, baby making music. This is a duet between Kelly and Tank where they compare making love to putting on a show. Kelly sings: â€œIâ€™m getting out my show clothes, so hot when I rock thoseâ€¦Iâ€™m setting the stage on fire.â€ We get to hear a grown and sexy Kelly Rowland.
8. â€œInterludeâ€Produced by Billy Mann; Written by Kelly Rowland. This interlude goes into â€œStill In Love With My Ex.â€ Kelly says, â€œNever thought weâ€™d break up for the betterâ€¦â€
9. â€œStill In Love With My Exâ€ Produced by Soulshock & Karlin; Co-written by Kelly Rowland. We canâ€™t help but think this song is about Kellyâ€™s ex-fiancÃ©, football player Roy Williams. The album version of the song is different than the one that was leaked last year. Itâ€™s more upbeat and thereâ€™s now a guitar/rock feel to it. â€œIâ€™m so sorry, please forgive me,â€ Kelly sings.
10. â€œLoveâ€ Produced by Mysto & Pizzi; Co-written by Kelly Rowland and Solange Knowles. One of the standout tracks. Mid-tempo love song with lyrics like, â€œItâ€™s a cold, cold world out thereâ€¦And when it rains it pours out thereâ€¦The grass ainâ€™t greener on the other sideâ€¦I knew you would return once you saw the real deal.â€ Mysto & Pizzi have worked with Cassie and Nina Sky. Kelly co-wrote this one with BeyoncÃ©â€™s sister Solange who wrote two tracks on 2002â€™s Simply Deep. Look out for Solangeâ€™s album this September.
11. â€œBetter Without Youâ€ Produced by Charlie and Kenny Bereal; Another song that was probably influenced by Kellyâ€™s ex. Guitar-driven track where Kelly talks about moving on from her past relationship. â€œIâ€™m pursuing my goals,â€ she sings
12. â€œThis Is Loveâ€Produced by Billy Mann; Love, independence, and maturity seem to be the reoccurring themes throughout the album. This is the third song with â€œloveâ€ in the title. This pop ballad features strings and a guitar. Sample lyrics: â€œYou take my imperfections and turn them in
KELLY ROWLAND – “MS KELLY” – IN STORES JUNE 2006!!