Trey Songz - I Gotta Make It - Atlantic - Album Review
I Gotta Make It
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One of the most eagerly awaited albums in recent R&B history finally hits the mat. The debut album from the man with velvet tonsils Trey Songz seems to have been ages in the making. We have been tantalised and teased by various tracks turning up in various disguises, but finally here is the finished goods. Opening with the solid guaranteed US hit “Gotta Make It” Featuring Twista and a track that should cross to worldwide success once the US hit-makers have jumped on board. “Cheat On You” isn’t just one of the best cuts on this album, it is one of the
best cuts of the year, period. Lyrically, production and vocally this is all that and some, shivers go down the spine as Trey hammers this strong cut home. You could be excused for thinking how can he match that track when “Gotta Go” pops from the speakers and the jaw hits the floor at its sublime quality. The mid beat “Ooo” changes pace and style with scary ease showing that this man can do it all, radio, club, slow and upbeat. “All The Ifs” is acoustic styled slow jam that simply oozes class. The hip hop styled groove via its kick drum and droning keyboard, head nodder “Ur Behind” is very original. “From A Woman’s Hand” has that Anthony Hamilton style, retro, classic styled soul, that simply takes your breath away. Again there is big time emphasis on the lyrical content and boy what lyrics. “Kinda Lovin’”, “In The Middle” and “Hatin’ Love” are all strong silky smooth ballad’s that smoulder they are that hot. More classy retro sounding R&B flows from the speakers on the melodic “Coming From You”. Real club driven R&B comes from the bass drum driven “Wanna Cut” this track is quite simply stunning and shows that Trey can deliver it all. The icing on this stunning cake comes via the mid-beat soul dancer “Make Love Tonight”. Album of the year?, Well let me put it this way if any record label has a better album bring it on please.