Kelly Rowland Album Preview: ‘Ms. Kelly’

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Rap-Up.com had the chance to listen to Kelly Rowland’s entire sophomore album Ms. Kelly last week. The album has 12 tracks and is about 45 minutes long. Kelly co-wrote 9 of the 12 tracks. Here’s a track by track breakdown of what you can expect when the album drops July 3rd.

1. “Like This” featuring Eve
Produced by Polow Da Don
Co-written by Sean Garrett and Kelly Rowland

We’ve all heard this song by now. It’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 “Gotsta Go” which did not make the album.

2. “Comeback”
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: “I got that comeback, that hubba bubba…I got a lifetime warranty, guaranteed you’ll never leave.” Listen to the song here.

3. “Ghetto” featuring Snoop Dogg
Produced by Tank
Co-written by Kelly Rowland and Tank

We were told that it was between this and “Work (Put It In)” 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: “Rock your Timbs, sag your jeans, ice your grills, it’s all good with me…That’s what my baby wants, that’s how we be gettin’ it done.” Snoop has a rap in the intro and the middle of the song.

4. “Work (Put It In)”
Produced by Scott Storch
Co-written by Kelly Rowland

This is our second favorite track off the album after “Like This.” This would get our vote for the second single, but “Ghetto” with Snoop is probably a safer choice. The upbeat, fast-paced song has a drumbeat and is a definite club banger. Kelly sings: “No turning back from this party…See all that you can see…Do it baby do it, get it in.”

5. “Flash Back”
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: “I wish I could relive the past.” The album version is pretty much the same as the one that’s on the net. The instrumental reminds us of the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland.

6. “Every Thought Is You”
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. “The Show” 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: “I’m getting out my show clothes, so hot when I rock those…I’m setting the stage on fire.” We get to hear a grown and sexy Kelly Rowland.

8. “Interlude”
Produced by Billy Mann
Written by Kelly Rowland

This interlude goes into “Still In Love With My Ex.” Kelly says, “Never thought we’d break up for the better…”

9. “Still In Love With My Ex”
Produced by Soulshock & Karlin
Co-written by Kelly Rowland

We can’t help but think this song is about Kelly’s ex-fiancé, football player Roy Williams. The album version of the song is different than the one that was leaked last year. It’s more upbeat and there’s now a guitar/rock feel to it. “I’m so sorry, please forgive me,” Kelly sings.

10. “Love”
Produced by Mysto & Pizzi
Co-written by Kelly Rowland and Solange Knowles

One of the standout tracks. Mid-tempo love song with lyrics like, “It’s a cold, cold world out there…And when it rains it pours out there…The grass ain’t greener on the other side…I knew you would return once you saw the real deal.” Mysto & Pizzi have worked with Cassie and Nina Sky. Kelly co-wrote this one with Beyoncé’s sister Solange who wrote two tracks on 2002’s Simply Deep. Look out for Solange’s album this September.

11. “Better Without You”
Produced by Charlie and Kenny Bereal

Another song that was probably influenced by Kelly’s ex. Guitar-driven track where Kelly talks about moving on from her past relationship. “I’m pursuing my goals,” she sings.

12. “This Is Love”
Produced by Billy Mann

Love, independence, and maturity seem to be the reoccurring themes throughout the album. This is the third song with “love” in the title. This pop ballad features strings and a guitar. Sample lyrics: “You take my imperfections and turn them into art.”



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50 Comments

  1. Gisellé

    The review seems good. I like the fact that she worked with some unknown producers, that gives her a different sound then what’s already out there. And she co-wrote most of the album which is always great to see…

  2. liarm

    I can’t wait for the album XD

  3. MIMI

    luv tha new promo pics & i actually cant wait4 the album:D:):P

  4. ana

    woooow she looks so good and i can’t wait to the album. i love kelly

  5. MJ (R&B)

    Man, I don’t care how old “Still In Love With My Ex” is, that should be a single. This is an album I will be getting.

  6. Lovemya

    Um it seems like this is a Monica album talkin about ghetto grillin and partyin and how u aint takin no mess……. boring.. Before responding plz read the quotes from the tracks.. she aint talkin bout anythin

  7. KELLYROCKS

    ^ A Mya fan. Typical. Everyone sings about the same damn thing anyway, don’t play Kelly like that.

    THIS SHIT SOUNDS HOT!!!
    I cannot wait.

  8. DaTruth

    I can not wait until this album drops. It sounds amazing. Kelly is my girl.

  9. mr baxter

    It’s stupid to say “this s*** sounds hot” before the album drops…The review makes me think the album is gonna be boring and nothing new

  10. CrunkHam

    I’m glad that she’s branching out!!!! It sounds good though I might buy it depends if I hear the whole album 1st!!!!

  11. Kyle

    Thanks a lot for the review Rap-Up! And I love that promo pic above…it’s hyping me even more to see the cover;) And I’m glad she put “Flashback” on the album, I love that song!

  12. KELLYROCKS

    “It’s stupid to say “this s*** sounds hot” before the album drops…The review makes me think the album is gonna be boring and nothing new”

    I’ve heard a lot of the tracks and they are fire. So no, it’s not a stupid thing to say.

  13. **kEviiN**

    i cant wait i love that she has more than 10 songs unlike some beyone wink wink beyonce

  14. Chanté

    “Like This” is weak, it’s the kinda song you get used to, far from being the best track, because “In Love With My Ex” is absolutely irresistible. Now if they changed the original version I HOPE they didn’t mess up the song!!

  15. Bigmyke

    I CANNOT WAIT POINT BLANK!!!

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  17. dude

    I heard the new verion of In love with My Ex. I didn’t really like it as much as I did the old one. Anyway the album sounds really good besides the fact that there is what 11 songs not counting he interlude. But I’m gonna get this. And she looks amazing by the way.

  18. POOP

    whateva, there can be no kelly if there is a beyonce. SORRY

  19. **kEviiN**

    love her i’m buying 5 copies and i agree there can never be another kelly hell beyonce is just like jennifer lopez showing her shid on ever video just nasty but kelly has classy in her videos

  20. Kelly-Kell Fan

    I dont think the “Still In Love With my Ex” that was leaked a coupla weeks ago will be the one on the album, at least I hope not, I think they jus added some instruments to the original beat!!

  21. Kelly-Kell Fan

    oh yeah and i cannot wait, If i go by titles I have to say my favorite will either be “Comeback” or “Work (Put It In)”

  22. Marcelo

    Wow! Thanks for this RapUp! Really thanks! I’m so exciting for new promo pics… and the album cover… OMG…

  23. kellyfanforever

    i have heard some material that i love so you know i will most definetely be getting this album.

  24. rubyspirit

    I’m glad to see she worked with Storch. I like his production, although artists usually mess it up with dumb lyrics.

  25. david

    i want to heat comeback and work (put it in) those titles song sounds hot!

  26. **kEviiN**

    ^^^it really does i love that new picture and i really want to hear love but i guess i will have to wait until the albums drop so we can beat the competion mya

  27. pretty

    WELL I HAVE HEARD THE WHOLE ALBUM AND IT IS BANANAS!!!! PUT IT IN IS HER SECOND SINGLE!!! ITS SO CRAZY… EVERYONE IS GOING TO BE LIKE OMFG… KELLYS’ BACK TRUST ME WHEN I SAY THIS ITS HER TIME… OH YEAH I CANT TELL U WHO I AM AND HOW I KNOW I MIGHT GET IN TROUBLE BUT U CAN EMAIL ME….

  28. Brandon

    I can’t wait until this album drops. Kelly is so beautiful. I love the theme of the album and everything.

  29. Marcelo

    Yeep, ‘pretty was right, she really got it =D

    LOL I wouldn’t belive if i haven’t saw =D

  30. Marcelo

    ooops, *he

  31. Sierra

    Kelly is so fly. She doing her thing and all ya’ll haters out there need to fall back. She aint trying to be like Beyonce neither. As a matter of fact I think she is a better vocalist than Beyonce, but Beyonce being doing her thing too, just not as good as Kelly.

  32. said

    certainly i got so much thank you rap-up it’s so kind from you to take care of kelly
    concerning her album i like it however the one of my favourite songs I’d like to be in is not i mean gotsta go but continue to make of kelly the best artist

  33. KELLY-KELL FAN

    i think that promo pic would be a great pic for the album cover! MAN I AM SO EXCITED MAN!!

  34. **kEviiN**

    I LOOOOOVE MS KELLY IM SO EXCITED
    THNXZ YOU GUYS FOR THE REVIEW

  35. B

    Y’all i think that this will be a good album. i am really feelin the songs and i am gonna go out to get it. i think that every1 else should do the same so that we can c her in concert. please, buy the album so that we can c her live

  36. Anonymous

    ^Beyonce is that you?

  37. Gisellé

    ^ LMAO these comments crack me up. (June 26!)

  38. KELLY-KELL FAN

    to number 36 , “Hater is that you?” Now I aint hatin on B but I dont think she could do it this good!! Ms. Kelly June 26

  39. Beyonsi

    hanep. can’t wait for that album… hehe… go sis kells… haha!

  40. famjammer

    Kelly looks good and she is graciously showing it all with class in her video for “Like This”.. She letting us hear it on her new single “Like this”… we did not know she could drop it like it’s hot.. but oh man this lil chocolate momma got some surprises for us.. Kelly gonna do her thang thang for the summer of 2007… the album gonna fizzle and fry.. hot babeee!!!

  41. LOYAL

    HONESTLY KELLY’S FANS ARE BAD. ANYTHING SHE DOES Y’ALL GONNA SAY IT IS GREAT. BE REAL KELLY IS DOOMED HER ALBUM WILL FLOP WORSE THAN HER 1ST THAT’S BCOS SHE HAS FANS THAT ARE NOT TRUTHFUL. LIKE THIS IS WACK.WACK WACK WACK AND IT IS ONLY HER 500,000 FANS THAT WILL BUT THE ALBUM. SO HARD TO SAY BUT IT IS D TRUTH. SHE IS TRYING SO HARD TO COME AND STRONG BUT TOO BAD SHE IS STILL WEAK AND SHE PICKED GAY EVE.

  42. LOYAL

    STOP DECEIVING HER .LOOK AT HER MOUTH IN THE PROMO PIC LIKE A RAT. WHY DID THEY HAVE TO LIGHTEN HER UP. SHE IS BLACK AND UGLY. THEY HAD TO MAKE HER LIGHTER. THE TRUTH WILL DO HER GOOD PEOPLE

  43. **kEviiN**

    ^^^FUCK YOU LOYAL HELL NAW HATIN AZZ HOE SHE IS NATURAL BEAUTY AND I KNOW U AINT TALKIN BOUT SOMEBODY YO ASS PROBADLY BLACK N UGLY ASS HELL GET YA WEIGHT UP WEAK AZZ NIGGA

  44. Kelly-Kell Fan

    LOYAL you a hatin ass, no life havin ass, triflin ass, punk wanksta ass hatin ass hoe! Man people still hatin on Kells but dont know she bout to shut it down! Like I said keep sleepin on Ms. Kelly cause she bout to wake your TIRED-UNLOYAL-HATIN ASSES UP!!!

  45. said

    you know what Kelly IS THE BEST!CERTAINLY BEYONCE HAS A GD VOICE? OR SHE4S WHITER THAN HER,ALL I4VE GOT TO SAY IS THAT KELLY HAS TO CHANGE THE MANAGER,IT4S THE TRUTH SHE4S WORKING WITH A PERSON;WHO4S NOONE ATHER THAN THE DUD OF HER RIVAL,SO SHAKE YA KELLY YOU’RE 27OLD!!!!!!!!

  46. DRTASH

    Wow, it’s been a while but she’s back!! I’m MOST DEFINITELY looking forward to this one,and I love the first single too. It’s amazing to see that 3 out of the 4 original members of DC now have solo careers. Great to see em all doing their thing. WELL DONE GIRLS!!!

  47. KELLY-KELL FAN

    ^^Im wit you homie this is good and I cant wait to get this album so I can “Put It In” “Like This” and be “Better Without You” cause im “Still In Love With My Ex”!!lol But i am excited!!

  48. Keosha

    I LOVE IT IM BUYING 10 COPIES

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