Na’shay – R U Ready is one of the rarer lesser known Ruthless Records releases which is quite obscure. Not too many people knew this digital album was released and streamed back in 2009. This is one of the rarer contemporary R&B albums. This album is filled with innocent teen pop and contemporary R&B appropriate for children. Brittany Nashay Watkins, professionally known as “Na’Shay,” is the type of teenager that epitomizes the phrase, “Positive Energy!” as she says.
My Mama Ain’t Home is one of the more well known songs on the album. Na’Shay’s mother isn’t home. So she wishes she could invite her boyfriend over to her house because her mother isn’t home. She is hesitant to call her boyfriend to invite him over. You get the gist.
Na’Shay’s mother called and told Na’Shay that she wouldn’t be coming home until late at night. But if she knew about Na’Shay and her boyfriend, she would surely be on her way. She doesn’t think they would. Na’Shay is sitting at home and thinking by the phone wishing that her boyfriend was there with her because her mother isn’t home. She is hesitant to call her boyfriend to invite him over.
What would they do if Na’Shay let him into her room? Where do they go from here? Should she listen to her mother? Should she listen to what her mother said about having her boyfriend come over when she isn’t present there?
Na’Shay talks to her boyfriend on the phone. She tells him, “I don’t know if I should let you come over tonight, baby.” Her boyfriend tells her, “She don’t have to know if we keep it on the low.”
Here is how their conversation over the phone went and here is what was said.
Na’Shay’s boyfriend: Girl, I think it’s time for you to break em down and kick it with me.
Na’Shay: I don’t know if I should.
Na’Shay’s boyfriend: Or maybe I can come over and we can watch a little TV.
Na’Shay: I don’t think we would.
Na’Shay: What would we do if I let you into my room? Where do we go from here? Should I listen to my mama sayin about havin you come on over when she ain’t here?
Na’Shay’s boyfriend: Your mama just trippin cuz she know I wanna be your man
Na’Shay: She don’t even know you that well.
Na’Shay’s boyfriend: Well while we are not around her she gon have to understand Just make sure you don’t kiss and tell. She don’t have to know if we keep it on the low.
Na’Shay finally makes a decision by giving into him pressuring her about him coming over to her house when her mother isn’t there. She invites her boyfriend over to her house when her mother isn’t around. Her mama is just trippin because she knows he wants to be Na’Shay’s man. Yet she don’t even know her boyfriend (him) that well. While they are not around her mother, she is going to have to understand. Na’Shay has to make sure she doesn’t kiss and tell. She don’t have to know if they keep it on the low.
Na’Shay never thought she would find true love or experience the meaning of true love. That is plot behind We Not Me.
Na’Shay never thought she would find somebody like him. She never thought she would find somebody to be true. She never thought someone could be this good to her. Someone who knows her every need. Na’Shay never thought that she would find love. Someone who was sent from above. That’s why she is telling him she is filled up with love.
I like the way that’s sounding? Don’t you. Boy Na’Shay is down with his lovin. Just to say we not me. He makes her feel so sweet by his sound and smile.
I rate this album 3/5***.