Kelefa Sanneh, “Crooning and Rap, in Harmony,” The New York Times, November 24, 2005.
I don’t mean to say that the For The Ladies formula necessarily creates bad music though. Sometimes it leads to material men and women can enjoy. And as for a lavishly-packaged thug-love duet box set, let’s add it to my list of projects. (Or lavishly concocted iTunes playlist, anyway.)