CD Review: Cee-Lo Green's "The Lady Killer"
Known as a member of Goodie Mob and Gnarls Barkley, Green brings a jazz energy to the hip-hop scene. His career launched with the release of “Crazy” in 2006, and his charming vocals persist in his new songs.
Pop-star Bruno Mars produced the smash hit song of the album “F--k You,” bringing a more popular, bubblegum-pop sound to the table. Obscenities and all, the song has become a widespread hit and has received a tremendous amount of airplay recently.
Green turns right around and throws the romantic song “Cry Baby” into the mix, where he portrays a deep, sweeping love with his soothing vocals. Much of the album involves passionate and deep lyrics, particularly in the song “Bodies”: a dark portrayal of the dangers of women and love. Green spices it up a bit with the sexy and steamy song “Love Gun,” done in a duet fashion.
Despite Green’s old-fashioned musical sound mirroring the jazz and funk of the 1970s, his lyrics and vocals make it take on a whole new sound fit for a modern audience.