'Baddest' Of The Bad
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" (due this week), was the top debut at No. 24 during the first week of January on Hot Rap Songs. "This album is uptempo, but it's also a little melodic, emotional and personal," Trina says. "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.
Continuing with the female empowerment theme, the second single will likely be "I Got a Thang 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.