And what does Keyshia think her fans want? Well according to a recent tweet, “more depressed, fed up, n*ggas ain’t sh*t” music.” Keyshia says she recognizes that not all of her fans have moved on like she has and that “not everybody is happy.”
The 30-year old mommy and wife says she is still thankful for those fans who have grown with her and plans to release more upbeat tunes to keep them happy as well.
All in all Keyshia says she “gets it” and is ready to just make music and money.
Editor’s Note: As much as I adore Keyshia and am happy to see her successful in both career and life in general, I think it is a mistake for her to assume the poor performance of her last album was based on the fact that the music was more upbeat and happy than it had been on previous records.
Happy, upbeat music can and does sale records. This is why Pop and Rock & Roll are such huge sellers. The content on Keyshia’s last album wasn’t the problem- it was the quality. The songs sounded thrown together- as if they were fillers left over from previous recording sessions.
Twitter is not the best place to get advice for one’s upcoming record and sadly Keyshia is listening to what a few fans have to say via the social media outlet.
No matter how sad the songs, if there is not quality writing and production behind them, they will falter on the charts.
This is also where Keyshia can learn a lesson or two from Mary J. Blige, who refused to bow down to pressure to sing about a life she no longer lives. Blige said rather than sing inauthentic songs to her fans, she’d rather just step her game up.
The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul has spoken.