Just recently released to the radio, and coming from an underrated artist who hasn’t really been in the spotlight lately, Keyshia Cole’s latest single “Enough of No Love” which features Lil Wayne really serves up a classic pop-R&B mix that is almost quite good. Lil Wayne’s inclusion in this song was completely unnecessary and was kind of a big reason why this songis almost grade A.
Thankfully, the famous rapper didn’t interrupt the song too much, which I was worried about when I heard his usual “young moolah babehh” within the first few seconds of the track. When uninterrupted by Lil Wayne, Cole shows off a voice suited for R&B that doesn’t sound like a carbon copy of the voices of every other R&B singer to have ever climbed the charts. A soft violin melody over the Garage Band-esque drum kit serves to make a great atmosphere for an R&B song. Paired with a bit of soulful crooning from a very capable voice, the song blossoms in front of you.
Yet the track still fell a little short too me. Sure, a classic rhythm backs Cole’s voice, but to be really popular, this song would have needed a bit more spice. Lil Wayne’s bridge in the song seemed to try and do what needed to be done: insert a little pizazz. So many fantastic songs have that one incredible bridge where the singer exceeds expectations and makes you sing along with gusto and that feels like what should have been in “Enough of No Love”. Without that heart pounding emotional rush, the entire message of the song has to suffer through a grueling interpretation by Lil Wayne. I mean of all people. Lil Wayne.
Too many great songs suffer as a result of a poor choice of featuring artist and this is just another prime example. I can still nod my head to this song and pretend I’m a soulful black woman crooning to a rainy window pane about how I’m sick of having no love, but chances are: this song isn’t winning any awards. It is, however, just terrible enough to wriggle its way into the minds of the masses so prepare yourselves for lyrics Facebook statuses like “Can't say I'm not hurt, I'll be damned if I'm broken” or “Yeah I can’t stay here cause I’ve had enough of NO LOOOVE”.