written by: Carla Bynum
Grammy-nominated singer Keyshia Cole is equally as well known for her personal life as she is for her music.
Cole first became a household name in 2006 when her reality show “Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is” premiered on BET, where we got a glimpse into the tumultuous relationships between her, her mother and sister. While the show ended in 2008, it wasn’t too long before Cole appeared on our television screens again on the show “Family First,” which followed the life of Cole, her husband Daniel “Boobie” Gibson and their son D.J.
Earlier this year, Cole confirmed that she and Boobie were separated. While it was never confirmed whether or not he cheated on the singer, her sixth studio album Point of No Return seems to tell a story of his infidelity.
Cole knows her man is cheating on her and she’s on her way to confront him. Somebody better call the police to protect him because she doesn’t know what she may do when she’s in the “Heat of Passion.” She decides that instead of acting on her feelings, she’s going to pack up and leave.
Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz joins Cole on the song “N.L.U.” She sings about a man she thought would change but he didn’t. It’s “niggas like you” that make it hard to fall in love.
“Next Time (Won’t Give My Heart Away)” is one of the album’s lead singles and it’s another song about a cheating, no good man. She promises that the next time she won’t give her heart away so easily.
K.C. channels her inner “Rick James” on the song of the same name. Juicy J joins her on the song about a shattered relationship that is beyond fixing.
On the song “Do that for (B.A.B.) Cole is a “boss ass bitch” who feels that she fell in love overnight and she has no idea how it happened. While she didn’t expect to fall so fast, she doesn’t regret doing so.
On the Mike Will Made It produced track “New Nu,” K.C. promises she’s through for good this time and diamonds and money won’t change her mind because she’s on some new shit.
Cole talks about loving yourself on the DJ Mustard produced track “She.” It was rumored that the song was about a lesbian experience from Cole’s past but she confirmed that was not the case.
She wants to make a “Believer” out of her man as she does him how a woman should do.
D.C. native Wale and R&B crooner August Alsina offer their assistance on the song “On Demand.” She can’t stop thinking about what she wants to do to her man and she wants him to know she’s on demand for him whenever he needs her.
She realizes her and her lover are at the point of no return on the Future-assisted song “Love Letter.” This time around she isn’t going to give in and take him back because their love is lost and there’s no going back for her.
Smooth singer Gavyn Rhone lends his vocals for the track “Party Ain’t A Party,” a song where Cole realizes she’s given her all to her man but he doesn’t love her the way that she loves him.
The album’s final track “Remember (Part 2)” has K.C. wondering if her man remembers all the things he once said to her about what he thought would happen between the couple. She also wonders how it is possible to love someone with all your heart and things suddenly change.
With Keyshia Cole’s personal life in the news, it’s difficult to focus completely on her music but she does an amazing job of transferring her personal trials into her music.
Recommended Tracks: “She,” “New Nu,” “On Demand,” “Party Ain’t A Party” “Remember (Part 2)”