All I Feel

Studio Album by released in 2008
All I Feel's tracklist:
Don't Wanna Be Right (intro)
Like to Trick
Sexy Can I (feat. Yung Berg)
Girl from the Bronx
Jump Off
All I Feel
It's Up to You
Where You At (feat. The Game)
Real Niggas (feat. Styles P)
Good Girl Gone Bad (feat. Shorty Mack)
I Can Feel It (outro)

All I Feel review

Ray J is once again in the centre of attention

American R&B singer Ray J, known to the greater part of the given genre's fans as singer Brandy's young brother can hardly boast a large number of successful albums, actually only the third one, Raydiation, released in 2005 has been a real commercial success, and its single One Wish has been considered his best song until today. This year, however, the singer's fourth creation All I Feel is released inaugurating the beginning of collaboration between Ray J's own label Knockout Entertainment and Koch Records and Shaquille O'Neal's entertainment company Deja 34. It is quite probable that the new album is quite able to repeat the success of its predecessor especially taking into account the participation in the album recording of such celebrities as Snoop Dogg, Lil' Wayne, The Game and Yung Berg. Lyrically record All I Feel has not only proved to be the frankest of all Ray J's works but easily the boldest R&B album lately. Thus opening his new side to us the artist has once again managed to get in the centre of attention which actually has been his aim.

All I Feel is simply screaming with maturity and manliness

The basic themes on album All I Feel are to life spheres that probably arouse the performer's greatest interest that is gangsta day to day life and women. Although it is hardly possible to agree that the first of them is close to Ray J, for he spends most of his time on film set he still does quite good the songs of street life, Ghetto, drugs, etc. For example these are such tracks as a slow but tense Where You At, performed with The Game, and a melodious but rather tough Real Niggas featuring Styles P. The album's first single Sexy Can I, on which the singer is joined by teenage girls' idol Yung Berg is certainly the leading on the album and although its lyrics are rather frank it can be called rather inoffensive compared to the other songs on All I Feel that have to do with the sex topic. One of the most interesting compositions on the record is Gifts being a real anthem to all striptease dancers who obviously interest Ray J. Listening to such songs as Girl From The Bronx, Jump Off and Good Girl Gone Bad featuring Shorty Mack, one can get to know which parts of body attract Ray J most of all and even get into his bedroom. The title track is definitely among the best album tracks being close to a ballad in its mood, but it is not devoid of the same frank sensuality. On the whole album All I Feel is simply screaming with maturity and manliness which of course fits to such a nice guy as Ray J.

Farther and farther away from being a good guy

It is a bit strange to observe the metamorphoses happening to an actor that played one of the leading roles in a sitcom serial Moesha, which resulted in his quite a firm image of an easygoing glad-hander. Recording already a second album that gets to stores with a Parental Advisory sticker Ray J evidently insists that his name be associated with completely different things. Besides his kinship with a more successful Brandy does not leave the singer in peace. All that could not but reflect on his creative work: with each new album the artist goes farther and farther away from being a good guy and it works quite well. For some it might be even too well. You can never say what would happen if he remained himself without trying to fight against anything and many are convinced that success would come to Ray J much sooner then, but others utterly agree with the strategy the performer has chosen. Yet whichever part you belong to you are sure to appreciate his talent of a rapper and nice vocals and one may soon get used to the overly bold lyrics. Hopefully in the end Ray J will reach harmony with himself and will not run to extremes that much on his next album.

Alexandra Zachernovskaya (21.04.2008)
Rate review3.18
Total votes - 22

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