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Editors’ Notes

On The Way It Is Keyshia Cole demands respect while baring her soul—charting the ins and outs of heartbreak and mistrust over powerful beats and string-assisted R&B. She bites back at an unfaithful ex on the searing, Kanye West-produced "I Changed My Mind," while "I Should Have Cheated" splices revenge fantasy with the pain of being falsely accused. Dreamy but insistent, Cole digs deep into the psyche of a lover scorned on this fearless and compelling debut.

Customer Reviews

Love dis album!!!

Keyshia Cole is a great artist that speaks tha truth in her songs.I recommend this album to anyone that loves an artist who will tell it like it is.I especially love "I Should've Cheated" and "Love"!!!!!!Even though the album is explicit,she doesnt make any derrogatory remarks to any body parts or anything just very,very minimal cussing.

Want amazing voice? Shes got it!

There are many words to describe Keyshia Cole.Beautiful. Talented. Amazing. Flawless? Of course! All these words can be used to describe her! She is absolutely astonishing! You see her at the BET awards, even though she got extremely tired, she showed the world her amazing vocals and range. That shows her versatility. Every song shows a different side of her, her nice, her bad, her sad, even her dirty side. That just shows she has it all. If you don't like her, well you may just have problems. Great starting album. Hopefully she doesn't sell herself out like many talented groups and singers do.

Mary J --You got some comp!!!!

Keyshia's debut album is a classic!!! When I heard Mary J Blige and P. Diddy were back together, this is the album I thought I would be getting. The more you listen, the more you understand this album. She speaks from the heart, like the old Mary. She's NEXT!!

Biography

Born: October 15, 1981 in Oakland, CA

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '00s, '10s

One of the more genuine R&B singer/songwriters to emerge in the 2000s, Keyshia Cole worked her way up the industry ladder diligently yet quickly, making her major-label debut in 2004 at age 21. Born on the other side of the California Bay -- the often tough and troubled streets of Oakland -- Cole aspired from an early age to make music her life, so much so that she started working the angles while still a preteen. For instance, she did some recording with fellow Bay Area resident MC Hammer way back...
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