Kelly Rowland ft. Lil Wayne - Motivation

Posted 5 years ago
Producer:
Jim Jonsin
Album:
Here I Am

From her Destiny’s Child days to the review I wrote for her previous Ms. Kelly album, I’ve heard my fair share of Kelly Rowland. Still, I’m no Rowlandologist, so while I’m sure truly dedicated fans will be brimming with examples in the comments, I can say I don’t remember hearing the woman sound like she does on new single Motivation. Has she done soulful bedroom burners like this before? If not, she has now. Behind the boards Jim Jonsin steps away from his more usual uptempo pop-rap sounds and goes straight r&b (laced with subtle hip-hop hits), while on the back end Lil Wayne slows down the pace and delivers a Single-esque ode to pleasing his woman. But those two superstar men aside, it’s Kelly herself who truly makes this record work, laying down the kind of smooth and sultry vocals that will have ensure an influx of babies named Kelly in nine months. Tell me if I’m going overboard people, but personally speaking, if this doesn’t get Rowland a release date for her upcoming album of the same name, Motivation

Here I Am, I don’t know what will.

Kelly Rowland Club

Written by
Posted 5 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

More from Kelly Rowland

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

Isaiah Rashad: “I’m Making a Mixtape Nobody Will Ever Hear”

On the eve of his sophomore album release, the TDE emcee teases another project. Read More
Posted 35 minutes ago by DJ Z

Big Boi Announces Collabo EP with Killer Mike, Let’s Get Excited

The two have collaborated multiple times, but never on a full project. This is huge. Read More
Posted 2 hours ago by Brent Bradley

Kanye Made a Poem About McDonald’s, WTF Does it Mean?

Kanye has taken some weird artistic turns in the past, but a poem about McDonald’s just begs to be investigated. Read More
Posted 3 hours ago by Brent Bradley

Frank Ocean “Blond/Blonde” 1 Listen Album Review

Frank Ocean's long-awaited new studio album is his most adventurous project to date. Read More
Posted 4 hours ago by Yoh

Can We Please Stop Calling Them “Female Rappers”?

It’s time we praise these women for being dope emcees and stop attempting to sexualize their art. Read More
Posted 5 hours ago by Brent Bradley

Moronic NY Post Reporter Discovers Rapper Ka is FDNY Captain, Labels Him “Anti-Cop”

The NY Post strikes again, spinning rapper slash NYFD captain Ka's lyrics into an anti-cop rhetoric. Read More
Posted 6 hours ago by DJ Z
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.