Review: Teairra Marí – Second Round

Teairra Marí – Second Round is the dance pop laced sophomore album from singer-songwriter Teairra Marí. Her mezzo-soprano voice graces the album. She co-produced and co-wrote every song on Second Round with the help of her producers. Producers Sean Garrett, Ne-Yo, Kanye West, Pharrell, and Darkchild have contributed to her album.

Here is what happened to Teairra Marí’s second album.

Teairra Marí started work on her second album called Second Round in 2006. However recording and production was abruptly stopped in the middle of the album. She received a phone call from Roc-A-Fella Records that informing her that she was being dropped. And this was right before her high school graduation.

Low sales is the main reason why her second album was never released. Roc-A-Fella did not want to risk her second album being a flop. Her debut album did not sell as many copies as anticipated which led to her being dropped from the label.

When Rihanna started becoming popular, Teairra Marí got less attention causing a lack of promotion and the release date for album to be pushed back. Rihanna becoming the spotlight at the label is another factor which led her second album to be shelved.

In the Lex is one of those bouncy car hopping tunes with an upbeat edge of dance pop. This bouncy tune was re-recorded for her second album in 2006.

You hear that? That’s the sound of Teairra Marí and her girls in the Lexus cruisin’ to the club. If you don’t know, let me tell you. Teairra Marí and her girls step in the club lookin’ marvelous. Teairra Marí got her hair done. Her girls gon’ be down tonight. Teairra Marí and her girls are gonna hit the dance floor. They’re here to let everybody know they’re in the house tonight. That’s just the way it goes.

They are ready to impress to impress the floor. Teairra Marí is a naughty hottie. And everybody knows. When she hits the door, she’ll hit the floor.

So you see how many fellas tryna spit game to them. So many fellas and playas wanna get with Teairra Marí and her girls. It’s Ciara, Shontelle, Crystal, Teairra, and Danielle walking through the door with ice, Gucci bags, and Chanel clothing on the back. Tell me if you think you can handle that. I don’t really know if you can handle that. So maybe you should go. They’re too hot to handle.

The first single Play Me was co-written by Teairra Marí. The first single Wait A Minute is slated to be released January 2, 2006. However this never happened due to label decisions and the fact that Def Jam held the rights to the song Play Me.

Wait A Minute was a Teairra Marí/Bow Wow duet. The song deals with Bow Wow being unfaithful to Teairra Marí by going from girl to girl. Dating them behind her back. So now these girls are confronting him about his actions.

I rate this album 4/5****!

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