Nicole's first solo album is creating a huge buzz! Her entrance as a solo artist is anything but ordinary or dull. She comes on strong from her Pussycat name to a full of fire yet subtle and sexy sensation!!!
The title track "Baby Love" is a soft sensual sounding R&B pop style with romantic references of how a "true" love is *so* magical. The feeling of being in love is rampant and the moods are of being crazy for that soul-mate that can only feel that *special* space in the heart. "You make the sun come up... You are my Baby Love... You are my everything every every thing I can dream of..." At the end Will.I.Am does a remarkable job in reinforcing the meaning behind the song and creating a nice combination duo with Nicole as the vocals are quite different. Nicole sounds soft and sexy while Will.I.Am has the deeper sounds. Excellent song!
"Whatever U Like featuring T.I." is definitely off the chain in funk, R&B, faster energetic beats, heavier bass-lines, more varying vocals by Nicole, and marks of fiery tigerish yet sweet soft catty styles. You can touch but don't bite type feeling. It's got the catchy hooks, fabulous raps, and versatile beats that make it much more fun to hear. It's got the tantalizing flirtatious lyrics, soft and subtle references yet aggressive and strong vibes of wanting to get it on with that special someone. T.I. sparkles like fire crackers in the sky as his rhymes are totally thuggish and magnetically hypnotizing and sexy.
The Instrumental Versions of both "Baby Love" and "Whatever U Like" are the same time length but are without vocals. The sound of the music thus brings on a more *spotlight* on the bangs, bass-lines, drums, and thumps vs. the combo of both. The video for both is included in Enhanced CD form making this a smash of a single to enjoy diversely. The eagerness for the DVD release becomes vastly more intense once the viewing is seen! It has drama, rap, love, dancing, plus excellent vocals by Nicole and featured artist T.I.
This Japanese Edition includes the obi-strip, as well as the lyrics for both songs in Japanese and English. It comes housed in a regular sized jewel case.