Having added another crossover hit to his belt, Ray J declares he's ready to move beyond the playoffs.
Having added another crossover hit to his belt, Ray J declares he's ready to move beyond the playoffs. "I tend to start off good and make it to the playoffs," he says ahead of this week's release of his fourth album, "All I Feel" (Knockout Entertainment/DEJA34/Koch). "But I want to reach the championship level and get that ring. I want to drop at least two hits off each album."
It's been three years since Ray J surprised many with the success of "One Wish." In fact, one radio person quipped beforehand that "Ray J couldn't buy a hit." However, "One Wish" charged to No. 3 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Repeating that trajectory, Ray J is riding high again. "Sexy Can I," featuring Yung Berg, has already hit the top 5 on the Hot 100. On the set, Ray J reunited with producer Rodney Jerkins, the guiding force behind "One Wish," and longtime colleague Detail. In addition to Yung Berg (also part of the Koch family through the former's deal with Epic), the guest lineup features Snoop Dogg, the Game and Lil Wayne.
"I just went back into studio and wrote about my life and how I feel at this point," Ray J says. "I wanted to do a feel-good springtime/summer jam that would have everybody up. I'd also worked with Yung Berg before and knew his 'Sexy Lady' single did well. I thought he would enhance the magic and help us connect again with this sexy movement."