Trina is notorious for her provocative, sex-filled lyrics, but it seems her mainstream fan base likes her best when she's engaging in less dirty talk and more personal chit chat.

Trina is notorious for her provocative, sex-filled lyrics, but it seems her mainstream fan base likes her best when she's engaging in less dirty talk and more personal chit chat.

Like 2005's relationship-driven, Kelly Rowland-assisted "Here We Go," which peaked at a career-best No. 8 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, her latest single about a troubled breakup is proving an early fan favorite.

"Single Again," from the Miami rapstress' Slip-N-Slide album "Still Da Baddest" (Feb. 12), is the top debut at No. 24 this week on Hot Rap Songs. It is also new at No. 71 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

"This album is uptempo, but it's also a little melodic, emotional and personal," Trina told Billboard last year. "I didn't want to be drowned out or sad, I just wanted to be happy and up-spirited, so I can show my fans Trina has really grown up."

"The songs selected for the album were tracks ladies needed to hear-about maturing and keeping focus," Slip-N-Slide president Ted Lucas adds.

With the idea that "Single Again" will be the 2008 single ladies' anthem, Slip-N-Slide will run ads on Internet dating sites and sponsor blind-date contests on radio stations across the country. Trina is also launching a radio and retail promo tour Jan. 10.

Continuing with the female empowerment theme, the second single will be "I Got a Thing for You," featuring Keyshia Cole, about a woman secure enough to declare her feelings to a love interest. Other guests on the set include Missy Elliott, Plies, Trick Daddy, Mya and Rick Ross. Jim Jonsin and J Rock are among the featured producers.

And for those fans who prefer the raunchiness for which Trina is well-known, there's "Look Back at Me" featuring Killer Mike. The street single, which references a sexual position, was released to DJs and radio this week.

"Her fans know she's rough and they like that," Lucas says. "So she's back with a little of that, but she's matured as well. That's why she's still the baddest."

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