Leave U: Getting Kandi Koated with Kandi Burruss

So since I’ve been bumping Real Housewives of Atlanta star/former Xscape member Kandi Burruss‘ new record Kandi Koated for some time now, I’m thinking it’s high time for a Muusing.

Although I admittedly fell asleep listening to the album for the first time during a train ride into New York last week, I’ve since discovered that Kandi Koated is a pretty slammin’ record when experienced consciously, complete with its fair share of tasty, R&B-coated (sorry, “Kandi Koated”) confections to nosh on.

(That the album cover looks exactly like the layout of MuuMuse is only an added bonus.)

There’s the inspirational anthems for the single ladies and baby mamas (“Superwoman”), the boner jamz (“I Want You,” “Give It To You”), devastation ballads (“How Could You…Feel My Pain”) and of course, more than a few cautionary tales about no good, triflin’ men. I mean…the woman co-wrote TLC‘s “No Scrubs.”

One such fable comes in the form of Kandi’s first single, “Leave U,” a velvety smooth, lusciously cooed ultimatum: “You got to keep it up to keep me around,” Kandi warns.

Along with the original version of the song comes this: The dance remix, a distinctly late ’90’s club-tinged take on the single. “SOMETHING FOR THE LADIES,” as the e-mail blast urges. Think Whitney Houston‘s “It’s Not Right (But It’s Okay)” remix, but…you know, not Whitney.

While I wouldn’t necessarily call this one a full-on wig snatcher (we’ll leave Kim Z. to do the dirty work in that department), it’s certainly a groove, as well as a genuinely pleasant tribute to old school R&B jams.

DL: Kandi – Leave U (Dance Remix)

Kandi Koated was released on December 14. (iTunes)

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