“When this song come on in the club they gon’ be like ‘Damn, that’s hot”
It seems Missy Elliott knew exactly what she was talking about when she recorded that very hook.
From The Vault is back this week with the party starter that is Keyshia Cole’s ‘Let It Go’. The high-octane cut saw the R&B chanteuse team up with Missy and mother-to-be Lil’ Kim.
Proving that the sophomore slump can be avoided, ‘Go’ was the first single from Cole’s hugely successful second effort ‘Just Like You’ – which was released in 2007. Featuring the Queen B and Elliott – who also took on production duties – the track serves as quite the ladies anthem.
It became Keyshia’s first solo Top 10 hit – she previously scored herself two of those with Sean Paul’s Give It Up To Me’ and of course Diddy’s ‘Last Night’ – hitting #7 on Billboard Hot 100. Elsewhere, it reached the pole position of the Hot Hip-Hop/R&B but unfortunately wasn’t released overseas.
Despite being situated in the well-treaded club backdrop, the Benny Boom-directed video successfully “sells” the laid-back vibe of the tune. What’s more, it showcased a new side of Keyshia – one that embodied the fiery feistiness of previous releases, but with a fun twist. It’s little surprise, then, that ‘Go’ and its accompanying video are considered Ms. Cole’s true breakthrough.
Having recently announced the Summer arrival of her next LP ‘Point Of No Return’, we’re hopeful the project is actually the one that will see Keyshia return to the top of the Billboard tally. With her last two albums having been highly overlooked, ‘Return’ – in many ways – will be somewhat of make-or-break for the ‘Beautiful Music’ vocalist. That said, if the tracks ‘Rick James’ and ‘Next Time’ as well as their respective visuals are anything to go by, Team Keyshia is definitely on the right path.