The Way It Is
Label: A&M (Uc)
A star-in-the-making straight out of Oakland, Calif. (where she worked with Hammer, Messy Marv and Dwayne Wiggins), Keyshia Cole is sure to impress listeners with her debut solo LP. The Way It Is showcases her strong vocals and struggle-filled lyricism, with deep songs about infidelity, heartbreak and true love. Kanye West produced the single "I Changed My Mind."