has claimed (convincingly) that he invented sex
. In his new album Trigga
, now streaming ahead of its July 1 release, the young R&B crooner’s behavior tends to be just as bold. He and Juicy J
pal up in the Mike WiLL Made It
-produced “Late Night” to lay down one-night-stand terms as explicitly as possible. Following 2010′s “Bottoms Up,”
he reunites with Nicki Minaj
– a last-minute feature – in “Touchin’, Lovin’,” for a woozy pop-R&B number that inspires them to lay down an important ground rule for bedroom behavior – in the words of the Pink Print
star, “Real n—-s let real b—–s come first.” And he and Justin Bieber
fantasize of a Miami vacation in his “Foreign” remix
, complete with a short and succinct list of priorities: F—, drink, sleep.
Songz would repeat that sentiment later on, just as he features not one, but two version of “Foreign” in the album’s standard edition – moves that seems a bit excessive. But the somewhat long wait for the tender “SmartPhones,” dubious title and all, is worth it. There he imagines being caught cheating, and as he attempts to figure out how to beg for an apology, his anguished voice coasts into a falsetto with little to no effort. For all the times he’s sing-rapping and being blunt in Trigga, it’s stunning to hear him meander and sigh of being speechless.
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