First Impressions: The Queen Wants To Take Us With Her

Monday, August 24, 2009

Haven't you heard? Queen Latifah is dropping a new album come Tuesday (August 25) and she's going to be showing us all sides of her character spectrum with the appropriately titled new release of, Persona. While I haven't been on my toes concerning the Queen or her new release (which has a creative album cover), since she is taking a break from the swinging lounge n' jazz standards and diving back into her hip-hop humble beginnings, I should be keeping my ears perked up. Like for instance with the nicely derived pulsating up-tempo, "Take Me (With You)" which features the lovely Marsha Ambrosius on vocal duties and Latifah going from her lush singing voice to a slick little rap. Actually there is more singing in this than any sort of lyrical flow, but I'm figuring that other cuts on Persona fill the void of fans wanting Miss Latifah to do something of the "Ladies First" persuasion. Especially since Cool & Dre and The Neptunes are doing production duties. "Take Me (With You)" is a surprisingly catchy tune that has an electric R&B synth quality to it, and Latifah and Marsha's vocals blend well together, which makes you wonder why these two haven't been singing together all along.

Take Me (With You) (ft. Marsha Ambrosius)

1 comment:

  1. Marsha Ambrosius is amazing, I've been a fan of this girl since she was a part of Floetry and reppin' the UK. She's definitely making moves.

    Queen Latifah is usually good as well, I've liked her ina few movies I've seen, she's been pretty funny in them.

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