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The Way It Is by Keyshia Cole

Keyshia Cole

The Way It Is

Release Date: Jun 21, 2005

Genre(s): Pop, R&B

Record label: A&M

80

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The Way It Is

Excellent, Based on 1 Critic

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

An advantage Keyshia Cole has over a lot of her young contemporaries is experience. As a foster child growing up in Oakland, she went through a lot of downs, and from the sounds of The Way It Is, her first album, she's had her share of complex relationships. Cole had a hand in the writing of just about every track, and she has a number of major players -- Kanye West, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, Mya), E-Poppi (Missy Elliott, Destiny's Child) -- in her corner.

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