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New Video: Kandi – ‘Leave U’

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Singer/songwriter Kandi premiered the video for her brand new single ‘Leave U’ today. The song is the first release to be lifted from the Real Housewives of Atlanta star’s as yet untitled sophomore album.

Check it out after the jump…

Though the video was standard-fare, it does a commendable job of capturing the semantics of the song. The song itself being the real winner in this equation. For, not in some time has there been a bonafide R&B single with as much lyrical dexterity and rawness as exhibited by ‘Leave U’ (unsurprising given Kandi’s well-documented writing skills/ see: TLC, Xscape).

One can only hope the video gives the song a boost on radio, where it is performing moderately well as at writing.

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  1. October 29, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    Aryo says:

    Who is she?

  2. October 29, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    SparkD says:

    @Aryo – Kandi has multiple identities in the U.S.

    Kandi was part of the hit r&b group Xscape.

    Kandi was/is one of the biggest pop/r&b songwriters in the U.S. – Destiny’s Child, Nsync, TLC and so on.

    Kandi is a current star on the hit reality tv show The Real Atlanta Houswives show, and was the only one who earned her riches.

  3. October 29, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    SparkD says:

    excuse my typos

  4. October 29, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    anom says:

    I love love the video Kandi is my girl and Pooch Hall is so cute.

  5. October 29, 2010 at 12:31 pm
    anom says:


    True True.. Kandi is a legend in the industry and a grammy award winning songwriter, Kandi got her own millions unlike the rest of the housewives

  6. October 29, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    SparkD says:

    Pooch Hall looks so cute in the video.

  7. October 29, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    Aryo says:


  8. October 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    TTB says:

    I love it..its like a throwback jam!!!

  9. October 29, 2010 at 2:36 pm
    Eric Crawley says:

    i love the run at the end…pretty good song this time

  10. October 29, 2010 at 2:36 pm
    Wake Up Six says:

    This is a Great Song/Video!!!

    She is like a female R Kelly on the low….

    That is who this song remeinds me of!

    Good Job Kandi!

    I will be BUYING!!!

  11. October 29, 2010 at 2:46 pm
    Obi Texas says:

    Really good! Love Kandi.

  12. October 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    kris says:

    i love this song and kandi she can really blow :)

  13. October 29, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    KNUCK says:

    Love the texture of her voice.. that didn’t really come out in Xscape although she had leads on most songs and her voice was prominent in most background vocals.

    I think she needs to make sure she has some songs where she sings out, but uses a more controlled vocal, i.e. “Don’t Think I’m Not” (which was a hit I might add). I really want her to get her props!!

  14. October 29, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    KNUCK says:

    oh and her low register is bomb.. as well as her whistle register!!

  15. October 29, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    ARTIST K says:


  16. October 29, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    stan says:

    i like it

  17. October 29, 2010 at 3:41 pm
    Playafly says:

    LOOOOOOVE IT. so happy for her. she really is talented and a sweetheart. I hope the album and vids do well. Yall help her out, its not everyday we get good solid material such as this. LOVE LOVE LOVE

  18. October 29, 2010 at 3:45 pm
    MrIncredible says:

    Sam were Monica’s and Fantasia’s singles not raw r&b with great lyrical content? I thought so.

  19. October 29, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    MrIncredible says:

    Kandi can’t act for s***… song is cute, but she’ll never be big again. Her image needs some serious reworking.

  20. October 29, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    jmoore says:

    I’m feeling this joint.

  21. October 29, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    Clos says:

    Real R&B!!!!!! Love it

  22. October 29, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    BDABOSS says:

    I heard this on the radio last night. Yeah kudos to her for being the only member of The Real Housewives of Atlanta to make her own money by using her own talent. lol

  23. October 29, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    Quentin says:

    love the song

  24. October 29, 2010 at 5:41 pm
    Quentin says:

    happy that sumbody finally singing abt sumthing tat people go through in relationships, kandi have a great voice and can write a song, like no one else can, cant wait for the album to drop.

  25. October 29, 2010 at 5:43 pm
    Saul says:

    Surprisingly, this is really cute for her! The song is classic type R&B which we RARELY hear from artists these days, and the video fit the vibe.

  26. October 29, 2010 at 5:49 pm
    royalkev says:

    Kandi is so underrated. This isn’t 1 of her best, but I love the hook. I’m sure it’ll grow on me! I’m sure she’ll have something for everyone to look forward to on the upcoming album.

  27. October 29, 2010 at 6:08 pm
    jay says:

    nice song; pooch hall looks cute in the vid

  28. October 29, 2010 at 6:22 pm
    Phyl says:

    kandi went in on this song as well as the video…I will b copping this disc for sure & no, there is nothin new about kandi & the music industry…she’s been around 4 a while..excellent songwriter
    WTG Kandi !

  29. October 29, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    theman says:

    This is a really nice song and album.

  30. October 29, 2010 at 10:18 pm
    Just me says:

    Everyone is saying she is the only housewife who makes her own money!
    A housewife isn’t suppose to work that’s the whole point if being a housewife!

  31. October 30, 2010 at 1:07 am
    Lee says:

    Her album is titled ‘Kandi Koated’. It got announced a few weeks ago….

  32. October 30, 2010 at 1:42 am
    acem says:

    The lyrics are ok, and the melody is decent…but that cheap track sounds generic, and needs to be completely overhauled. Sounds like a demo.

  33. October 30, 2010 at 5:00 am
    daboss8791 says:

    I always felt that Kandi was better as a back up singer/songwriter. She can carry a tune, but I couldn’t see myself buying an album where I would have to listen to her vocals front and center throughout.

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  34. October 31, 2010 at 9:49 am
    MZ. HONEY says:

    Love that song beause its is so true kandi………..

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