Trey Songz, "Neighbors Know My Name"

80 Billboard Rating

"Girl, your body's a problem/ They call me the problem solver," Trey Songz boasts on "Neighbors Know My Name," the sixth single off his impressively deep third album, "Ready." Clearly inspired by his stylistic antecedent R. Kelly, he utilizes his vocal range here, including the teasing falsetto with which he gently instructs his partner to "take this pillow right here/If you bite it, they won't hear." "Neighbors" employs a knocking bassline and drip-drop effect to provide the ideal erotic backdrop for Songz' dirty talk: "I bet the neighbors know my name/The way you screaming, scratching, yelling." Thanks to another solid offering, it's not just the neighbors who know it.

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