Trina enlists a cast of all-stars and newcomers in crafting this, her sophomore set.
Trina enlists a cast of all-stars and newcomers in crafting this, her sophomore set. On the Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot-penned and co-produced lead single "No Panties," the Miami native is joined by Tweet; both ladies ably lay down the law as they see fit, deftly telling men what women need to be happy. On "Kandi," Trina introduces her own version of "mini-me"—a young female MC named Lil' Brianna. The two make for an adorable duet that samples New Edition's bubbly "Candy Girl." The autobiographical "U & Me" finds Trina standing on her own. Produced by Cool & Dre, the song serves as the album's most profound moment, with the artist taking a serious look at the ups and downs of rap stardom. Though not perfect, Diamond Princess proves that Trina, like the album's gem namesake, is pretty, shiny, and stronger than you might think.—RH