Saturday, July 22, 2006

Rooting for Keyshia Cole

Wow, something worth watching on BET. Keyshia Cole's The Way It Is, same name as her CD, is a good 6 part 1/2 hour each look at a R&B newbie. I liked her debut, wish it were a little stronger, but for a first it was good. The show looks at how she got here, but it wasn't easy. A tough upbringing in the Bay Area. Watching it, I couldn't help but think of the similarities with Mary J. Blige. Same rough voice, same tough edge and background. I hope Cole can have a career like Blige. Times are not good for female R&B singers. Most are gone in a hurry. We'll find out this time next year when she drops her 2nd album.
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