Jerzee Monet is one of those rarities. She is a truly individual singer and songwriter who sings about the issues important to her, instead of jumping on the usual urban bandwagon. And this album, 'Love And War', is a true testimony to this unique talent.
Almost every song on this album ranks as excellent, and none are bad at all. Each one is kind of folksy-urban, except 'Yeah' (ft. Eve) and 'Stop My Flow'. The majority of the songs have a distinctly r'n'b twang, but miss the usual no-nonsense attitude associated with most artists. Jerzee sings from the heart.
The truly excellent songs on the album are 'Most High' (there are two versions of this, one with DMX), 'Respect', which is kind of a preachy song, but not in a bad way, and 'Work It Out', which are incidentally the first three tracks on the album. 'Stop My Flow' works well as a detour from the softer songs and shows a spikier edge to Miss Monet's music.
The two pitfalls of the album are 'Tonight Is The Night', and 'Twisted', which features the diabolical Ja Rule. They are by no means bad songs, but don't reach the benchmark set by the other albums on the track.
So will you like Jerzee Monet? Well, if you like music by the likes of Mya, Kelly Rowland, LeAnn Rimes and the Brandy of old, I would seriously give this a shot. Or you could be adventurous and give your eardrums a treat. Either way, when you purchase this, you win bigtime!