Keyshia Cole Preps New CD For X-Mas Release

posted by Sista on January 30th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

 ksf Keyshia Cole Preps New CD For X Mas Release Keyshia Cole latest CD, “Just Like You”, hasn’t been out for six months and yet the singer says her record label; Geffen, is already pressuring her to have a new album ready for the Christmas season. This is bad news as far as I am concerned because in my opinion artists need time to rest and rejuvenate so they can live a little and come back with fresh and new ideas. Throwing albums together in a couple of months may work for fluffy pop acts but I believe Keyshia’s fans want more than a bunch songs thrown together for the sake of appeasing the record label. They want Keyshia herself. They want Keyshia to come back singing about her life, her pains and her experiences. In other words, they don’t want “Umbrella” from Keyshia. They want some real soul.

And don’t think I don’t know some of you won’t like my last comment, but it is true nonetheless. I also think Geffen is forcing Keyshia back into the studio hoping to have the same 4th quarter success with her that they have had with Mary. Releasing Mary’s last 2 CD’s during the Christmas season, when sales are sky high, has proven to be a bonanza with Mary fans, so Geffen figures they’ll try the same thing with Keyshia and see what happens.

Hopefully for Keyshia she will sell well because if she doesn’t Geffen will drop her fast. Having a hit CD or 2 means nothing today. One flop and record companies pretty much put you out to pasture and start looking for someone to take your place.

Good luck Keyshia…



27 Comments

  1. first i love keyshia but dont overexpose yourself boo

  2. I’d have to agree that it’s way too soon. I believe it takes time to really put good talent to use, and I hate for artists of any kind to rush through a project. It really does show and fans can tell when artists didn’t care enough to put some heart into what they do. At least when it comes to artists that people expect some substance from. Greed can ruin just about anything. I’m sure she and her record company aren’t needy for money, she’s done well. But of course, it’s never enough and some people believe you can never have enough and that’s when the ‘fit hits the shan’ so to speak. Watch Deal or No Deal. :lol: Anyway, I agree with the Umbrella comment. I like Rihanna and many of her songs, but because she often lacks any real depth in her music, I wouldn’t be surprised if her albums we’re made in less than a month. Plus, she doesn’t write her own music as I believe Keyshia does. Takes time and experience for that I know.

  3. Funny, you mentioned Umbrella! Rihanna is releasing her new album in December too! This will be her fourth album in less than 3 yrs. Times have changed.

  4. WHAT!!? (@ Melanies comment). Is Rihanna really coming out with another CD already? Several big name artist are trying this December album release thing, but it will surely backfire. If too many of them do it, they’ll flood the market. People will ultimately be forced to choose bewteen artists, and with the way the economy is, people would rather keep their money in their pockets.

    I hope Keyshia doesn’t rush through this. She’ll be upset with herself if she does.

    Jay Z is breaking ground by forming a label with Apple. It will be the death of the traditional record industry as we know it. Once again, he’s two steps ahead of every body else. The record industry has been wasting money on packaging CDs for years. Music downloads are where its at. Instead of trying to squeeze blood out of Keyshia, her record label needs to reconsider their plan of action.

  5. I hope Keisha is smart and takes her time-she should only put out an album for X-mas if she think it is up to the quality her fans expect. I do believe it can be done but it won’t be good if she is burnt out…I love the album she put out recently. And as Diddy said artists aren’t selling like they used to-artists who used to go platinum are struggling for sales these days…and its so true. You mess up with one album and you lose your fan base.

    YES I download songs but there are some artists that I would never download and I run out to buy their CD including: Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Mary J, Keyshia Cole, Maxwell, Robin Thicke, Kanye West, Jay-Z, (Neo-soul artists in general), etc…artists that I like and I feel have substance in their music…

  6. [quote comment=”20190″]Funny, you mentioned Umbrella! Rihanna is releasing her new album in December too! This will be her fourth album in less than 3 yrs. Times have changed.[/quote]

    Please don’t do it Rhianna I can’t take anymore of her…her voice is like fingers running across a chalkboard. And the Umbrella song only grew on me because of Jay-Z and the beat and who can’t resist the catchy hook “umbrella ella ella” Please don’t do it Rhianna :lol2:

  7. Keshia better be careful not to put too much stuff out too quickly…When artist and labels get greedy and in a hurry it turns out sloppy…I think you have better success when you go away a little while in between albums, it gives the fans a chance to miss you a little bit and have something to look forward too…Having true longevity is taking your time and putting your heart and soul into each project, not just putting out garbage to sell albums, make money and stay in the public’s eye.

  8. did you guys notice that rihanna has put out a cd every year.
    2005, 2006, 2007 and now 2008.
    when i first saw this i thought that it was because they didn’t think she was an artist that would last, now i don’t know. i just hope she doesn’t have a nervous breakdown. the music industry is a lot of pressure.

  9. as far as keyshia cole. yall, i’m embarrassed to say i watch that bet reality tv show. and i don’t know if i watch because it’s entertaining or because it makes me feel better about my family. I downloaded (legally) keyshia first cd and bought the second. the second cd was great , i hope she keeps up the good work.

  10. [quote comment=”20201″]did you guys notice that rihanna has put out a cd every year.
    2005, 2006, 2007 and now 2008.
    when i first saw this i thought that it was because they didn’t think she was an artist that would last, now i don’t know. i just hope she doesn’t have a nervous breakdown. the music industry is a lot of pressure.[/quote]
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    I’m sorry but Rihanna is not a real artist in my opinion, she’s kind of that it girl of the moment right now for some reason, I don’t know why….She sounds horrible I don’t understand the interest in her….I think she has a certain sound that appeals to the white audience who is probably her main fan base…She’s no where near the level of a Mary J, Alisha K, or Keshia C….When an artist keeps putting out music every year I think they know that their star power is limited and they’re trying to get all they can while they’re hot for the moment.

  11. [quote]Jay Z is breaking ground by forming a label with Apple. It will be the death of the traditional record industry as we know it. [/quote]

    Ahhh, and this is why I love Erykah’s vid so much. It’s a perfect throwback to the way music was for me growing up. RECORDS. Actual records. :lol: My dad was a dj and he’s got an amazing collection. I used to sit and thumb through looking at the images while he spun the records making tapes and mixtapes. But this is just the natural progression of things, the way technology is these days, huh? It is what it is. And in the world of releases, pushbacks, leaks, re-releases, re-re-releases, Spanish releases, Live concert releases, mixtape releases, triple, quadruple, octagonal releases….are we really surprised? As long as Keyshia keeps it real and meaningful; as long as it doesn’t ‘sound’ rushed, I think she’ll be okay. I have no problem with these folks constantly putting out. Doesn’t always mean I’ll buy, but if they can do it, if their record companies want them to do it. Why not? Good luck, Ms. Cole. :brownsista:

  12. I agree it would be to soon for keyshia to try and go into the studio now,having just released a CD,I luv KC too,but not to fast baby girl,take your time and do it right .I would luv to see her come back,from a much needed break, singing about her life,her expectations,and songs that deal with the matters of the heart,that Keyes will sell,will take flight, and will work better for you if you do it right.
    By the way Keysh I’m diggin the honey blond hair due,and the cream colored asemble,it goes well with your cream complexion,but enought with the compliments,I sincerely hope you take the avice from your fans and take a break and then come back.
    Don’t sacrefice your career by doing something you may regret later,Stop,Look,and Listen before you make a decision that may alter your life forever,that may end your career.

  13. I See some of yall have realized that rihanna drops an album every year, That really makes me look foward to Beyonce album in november, Also not to mention that Mary J drop 3 items off the past 3 years, She dropped the Breakthrough in 05, the Reflections EP in 2006 and That Just Fine Crap in 07! Where’s the complaints? LMAO! But in the past few months Beyonce aint do nothin but finnish her tour, But blogs has her as the Queen of Overexposed? Why? Because every damn urban Blog site has a picture her every day when she just minding her damn business and chillin! I just thought I point this out because I found it rather odd! LOL!

  14. I would say it’s a horrible idea but there’s nothing predictable about Keyshia’s success…That is to say I don’t quite get why she’s such a big deal but she is and she has the devout following of Mary J Blige…so she’ll sell…again, don’t know why…

    As for the Jay Z deal, I thought he said it wasn’t true…unless he doesn’t want it to leak…I’m pretty sure it is, he was asked about the music biz in an interview and he said he had an idea but wouldn’t tell what…and everyone saw him and Beyonce with those huge Apple laptops…allowing themselves to be photographed backstage and utterly candid…such product placement lol…Well good luck! I don’t know that sales will sky-rocket…unless he signs acts that people are actually buying now…

  15. [quote comment=”20224″]I See some of yall have realized that rihanna drops an album every year, That really makes me look foward to Beyonce album in november, Also not to mention that Mary J drop 3 items off the past 3 years, She dropped the Breakthrough in 05, the Reflections EP in 2006 and That Just Fine Crap in 07! Where’s the complaints? LMAO! But in the past few months Beyonce aint do nothin but finnish her tour, But blogs has her as the Queen of Overexposed? Why? Because every damn urban Blog site has a picture her every day when she just minding her damn business and chillin! I just thought I point this out because I found it rather odd! LOL![/quote]
    Why are you bringing Beyonce up…YET AGAIN? Is this ‘beauty’? :lol:

    Also, wasn’t Mary’s Reflections album a greatest hits LP for the most part?

  16. Dang!!!!!!! I’m still enjoyin the first and second album!!!!!!!Already! I don’t know if Keyshia is ever on this site, but I wish i could just tell her to wait myself! I can’t tell that her music is written from the heart and she is far from watered down!!! Keyshia truly is the new Mary. Marys good shyt came from what she went through, as does Keyshia. That is what we want “real” music. If she just throws an album together for a date, that won’t give her a chance to vibe and feel what she sings “realshyt”

  17. Kanyade

    I felt the timing was right, why do you ask lol!

  18. I co-sign with Kanyade. I think one particular person uses several names on this site. The comments are too similar, and Beyonce’s name is always dragged into it.

  19. :bowdown: :bowdown: :iagree: Keyshia girl it took me sum time 2 really get 2 kno u and now i totally LOVE YOU! Girl plz dont let Geffen mess You up! Be Smart about it! Mary take a year and a half 2 do a album and rest, and I pray you do tha same! Good Luck If u follow through!

  20. [quote comment=”20232″]Kanyade

    I felt the timing was right, why do you ask lol![/quote]
    Lord have mercy. :roll: :lol:

  21. love you keyshia watch out that’s all im asking you

  22. Rihanna sure is not a real artist that everybody knows it that’s why she choosed to walk the pop way she knows she can’t sing we all know
    But what’s a girl to do? if people out there with the real voices choose to reduce their music to sense less made to dance microwaved music? than they allow her to compete with them i adore rihanna from the bottom of my heart she is just so so cute but she can’t sing but if you gotta clap for an other bitch you need to clap for her too that’s all
    and any form and shape you put it she has an audience ,she aint going anywhere ,and she keeps winning people over with that “i’m just like you ” attitude
    she is staying no voice dark hair fit body great attitude honnesty and all

    keyshia dont let white america make you theirs please

  23. I agree. Dropping another album in December is way too soon. I always looked at Keyshia as being real but she is slowly turning into a product.

  24. :dance1:

  25. :hater: Actually, i have no problems with the fact that she wants to release her next album this year…Keyshia Cole is the best!!! I have both of her albums at home and they’re both amazing..i CAN’T WAIT FOR THE THIRD ALBUM!! :-D

  26. HI HOW ARE WE DOING TODAY YA ALIVE

  27. :booty: :dance: :iagree: :brownsista: :noway: :lol2: :bowdown: