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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.

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Cross between Mariah Carey and Ciara

And thats why she is four stars. This girl can croon, and she does it well! Her soothing voice is relaxing, melodic..Can't wait for another album Reccomended: Tracks 1 & 4


Damn... I dont even know what to say. How about 187 plays in one month. I love this track Hot like fire. I'm gonna listen again right now.

Reppin' da bay REAL good

This cd is str8 B-A-N-A-N-A-S and A-P-P-L-E-S! The vocals and beats are beautiful and great. You can definitely tell keyshia put her all on this album. Her trademark of "LOVE" with the high-low vocals is bomb. I recommend this cd to everyone.


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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