You may have heard a little buzz about Electrik Red, but you may not have heard their music. This sexy quartet, produced and put on by The Dream and "Tricky" Stewart, have been together for over 6 years (3 were dancing for Usher back in the day) when Sarah insisted she bring in her best friend from Toronto. It's a good thing she did because Naomi has a lot to do with the sound of the album.
Speaking of the sound - Electrik Red's How To Be a Lady is like T-Boz mixed with classic girl group swag, sing-long songs, sprinkled with a few anthems. And basically, if you like what The Dream has been doing, you're going to love these girls. "So Good" has a laid back, cool vibe, while "Freaky Freaky" pushes the envelope with more experimental sounds, "Drink in My Cup" is a sensual club banger, and "On Point" is aggressive and has been a staple on my gym play list since I got the album. You'll find a little amusement in the overuse of strategically placed expletives, which will dramatically affect their radio play in a good or bad way (jury is still out). On top of everything else, I had a chance to meet these girls, and they are sexy, confident (teetering on cocky), and lovely - which backs up the music and their entire flow. It's a wonder Tameka Raymond ever had a chance if these girls were in the building! Overall - hot! B-Life Rating: A-