Sisqó returns to heat up yet another summer with his sophomore solo effort.
Sisqó returns to heat up yet another summer with his sophomore solo effort. Keeping with the Dragon theme that began with 1999's Unleash the Dragon, Return of Dragon finds the Baltimore native once again intertwining hip-hop, R&B, and pop—but unlike its predecessor, Return offers an aggressive edge. The album's lead single, the Teddy Riley-produced "Can I Live," is both dramatic and funk-laced, as it addresses the stresses of being a "player." Also featured on the track are Sisqó protegés singer LovHer and rapper Cooli Hi, both of whom are signed to the artist's own Dragon imprint. Return of Dragon takes mature turns with such racy tracks as "Homewrecker" and "Last Night." Sisqó does return to a similar ground with the poppy "Dance for Me," which is eerily reminiscent of "Thong Song." On the set's more melodic songs—such as "Without You" and "Dream"—Sisqó truly soars.—RH