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Trey Songz's recipee for success

Trigga, Tremaine, Trey Songz new video for Neighbours Know My Name lifted from the banging album Ready. Don't worry mandem, you won't question your sexuality after watching this.

Arguably the hottest (not in that-a-way) commercial R'n'B artist out right now. Apart from the fact I feel the song, I've wanted to blog the reason for his success in my opinion. Many say "It's just his time now", "It's because of Chrihanna incident" or some next "It's a coincidence" type reasons but I am here to set the record straight (well share my opinion).

Although this is Trey's third album, his name has frequently left females mouths as one of the most desirable singers in the game, but his music never really captured or sold as many as the amount of fans of his anatomy would suggest. Guess you want the reason for that, right? Well it is a bit of a coincidence in the sense that the doors in the R'n'B game opened up with a lot of emphasis placed on R'n'B/dance hybrid. Trey makes solid (not saying classic) commercial quality R'n'B more importantly slow jams. Girls LOVE slow jams, especially when they can fantasise about the guy singing them.

He has filled the void that R. Kelly left, mainly from when alienated most of the older girls when they found out they weren't his type following the video of him and the teenager (that isn't me saying underage/illegal... mmhmm). Kellz got older, couldn't hang on to the older women anymore, went through a mid-life crisis, turned all bling-bling hip hop whilst making somewhat predictable songs filled with strange innuendos, scenarios and developed weird obsessions with Gorillas.

I don't believe Chrihanna has anything to do with it. The closest Chris Brown came to being in that category was with Take You Down; he was Colgate smiling, clean-cut happy chap at any other time. On wax, you could argue that Trey has the game on lock similarly to Usher in My Way/8701 days (I said on wax, that does not include performance).

The-Dream came close to filling Kellz shoes (the sex side of things. Kellz is a much better and versatile writer) on wax, but unfortunately for him every girl in the world thinks is ugly. Well except Christina Milian & Nivea but even she traded him in for Lil Wayne. I'll leave the "is that an upgrade?" question for you to answer.

Ironically, when I interviewed Trey Songz, he was singing Sweat It Out from The-Dream's sophomore Love vs. Money whilst eating burger and chips, and us talking about females before the interview. Yeah, random bit of info there for you (with customary plug).

The other, and in my opinion key is there isn't a singer who actually plays into the fantasy the fans had. His first album 'Gotta Make It' was more adult and soulful than it should have been, second was on the road to where he is now but never really had that song, plus still stayed relatively clean-cut, this one is straight up sex; from the album cover to the series of sex-driven videos.

Obviously the music is better than before. And the association with Drake didn't do him any harm whatsoever, but that's all in my opinion

And that is all. Hope you enjoyed reading while I let off all the thoughts that have resided in my head for a minute now.

Disclaimer: I am in no way taking away from the greatness that is R. Kelly, but he is well reknowned for baby-makers and slow jams. Nor am I saying Trey Songz or The-Dream is as good, they do fill the gap though. I do realise they all need to do more work before they can be compared to R. Kelly yadda yadda yadda, this post is based on current market and the place Kellz once held. Stay tuned for more disclaimers


  1. From when Trey Songz said he invented sex...I thought is it really...The video...omi goodness and this one is the same... Love me some Trey Songz. Infact he needs to have an concert in the UK...I will be there with Bells on.. Oh i shall defo cop the Album too.


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