Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Kiss the Sky
Genres: Pop, R&B
With Kiss the Sky, Will Smith's former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air costar Tatyana Ali ditches acting to enroll in Little Miss R&B 101, a class already crowded with one-name star pupils like Brandy, Monica, Monifah, Aaliyah, an... more »
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With Kiss the Sky, Will Smith's former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air costar Tatyana Ali ditches acting to enroll in Little Miss R&B 101, a class already crowded with one-name star pupils like Brandy, Monica, Monifah, Aaliyah, and Nicole. With such competition, it's tough to say whether Ali can pull off an A, but the first single, "Daydreamin'," driven by a sample of Steely Dan's "Black Cow," is a good start. The rest of the album however, is sugar-puff light--full of lukewarm ballads, candy-sweet lyrics, and Boyz II Men-like melodies (wherever Boy II Man Shawn Stockman has stamped his writing credits) that don't quite work with Ali's angelic but powerless voice. Don't write her off yet, though--she shows promise and in a few more years may deliver. --Rebecca Wallwork
Member CD Reviews
Rachel E. from SIMPSONVILLE, SC
Reviewed on 8/13/2006...
LOVE THIS ONE! Great CD, All girls will adore this young actress from The Fresh Prince of Bellaire with Will Smith :)
Tatyana is amazing!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw Tatyana live twice, and thought she was amazing. So of course I had to go out and buy her CD. It was well worth it. "He Loves Me" is smooth & soulful and is one of my favorite tracks. "If I Ever Love Again" is very emotional and beautifully sung, and you can hear why everyone is comparing her to Janet Jackson if you listen to "Kiss The Sky" and can also hear Shawn Stockman's sweet voice also. Get this album, it is so great!"
Kiss The Sky.....7 Years Later
Sam F. | Jackson, TN USA | 07/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Seven years have passed since the release of Kiss the Sky and I am very impressed still. Comparing this to artists of today like Ashanti, Tatyana really impresses me with her debut attempt. Sure the subject matter may be simple, but it's the delivery that pushes the album to me. I particularly love the songs "Boy You Knock Me Out" (anyone who samples Bobby Caldwell's "What You Won't Do For Love" and has Kelly Price on backup vocals and Will's rap is AMAZING in my book), "Daydreamin'," "Everytime" (I LOOOOOVE the Cutfather & Joe Edit though as well), "Kiss the Sky" (beautiful ballad) and "Through Life Alone" (very smooth delivery....like a soft rain). I didn't get this album when it first dropped, but I recall FALLING IN LOVE with "BYKMO" and holding on to that love seven years later. Today, I am still in love with "BYKMO" and I'm falling in love with and appreciating "Kiss the Sky" all over again....especially in the midst of today's crap artists like Jessica Simpson, Gwen Stefani, Beyonce's Chillun, and Ashanti who believe ho'ing it out is the way to selling a song to an audience. This is an album for all of those who like it simple and not overdone. A simple and directly innocent love ballad is just enough for romance, not some Cater 2 U crap. Tatyana nails it for me. Kudos to you Tati."