Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Keri Hilson: Finally Getting Her Due


I absolutely love Keri Hilson's debut album "In a Perfect World." It's been the soundtrack to my life since it came out. I feel like I need to just make a segment called: "Nick's Favorite Things." But then Oprah would ass rape me with lawsuits, and who would dare intentionally bring about the wrath of God? Fuck that. This is "Nick's Objects that he Somewhat Cares About." Eat that God!

*shakes fist angrily then asks for forgiveness by placing hand on O Magazine*

Anyway, Keri Hilson... she's been writing songs as part of the collective known as The Clutch, writing songs for artists such as Britney Spears, Ciara and Ludacris as well as  being featured on multiple songs from artists like Timbaland, Diddy, Llyod Banks and Chris Brown (but he didn't beat her up).  She's also made cameos in videos such as Usher's "Love in the Club", Ne-Yo's "Miss Independent" and Nelly's "Party People."

So she's really been hitting the circuit hard, even before releases 4 videos before her debut album's release. It's obvious that she knows what she's doing: her album is BANANAS! (Please spell out Gwen Stefani style). 

Her singles have already been very great standouts: "Energy", "Return the Favor", "Turnin' Me On", and the crazy good "Knocks You Down." And the hits don't stop there. Some of my personal favorites, or what I somewhat care about (sorry O), are "Slow Dance", "Intuition", "How Does It Feel", and the club banger "Get Your Money Up." NOW STOP! NOW LET ME SEE YA BOOTY DROP! (I love that part). 

The album features Kanye West, Ne-Yo, Lil' Wayne, Keyshia Cole, Trina and Timbaland, but they never overpower her. They actually come off as special guests rather than heavy hitters to make the song good. She does that on her own.

So let me stop gushing over her. Go get this album. 'Nuff Said!

*I would have included Akon above but he sounds like a HOT MESS on "Change Me." If anything, you should check that just to hear how horrible he sounds.

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