Simon Vozick-Levinson
December 07, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

Love Hate

Current Status
In Season
The Dream

We gave it an A-

Terius Nash — the crooner behind the hit ”Shawty Is a 10” and one of the songwriters behind Rihanna’s ”Umbrella,” ella, ella, eh, eh, eh — continues his quest to make hiccups sexy with a solo debut, Love Hate. He gives that vocal tic continued life by surrounding it with unorthodox electronic arrangements: Sometimes he works it into a slinky, Prince-style vamp (”Fast Car”), other times a clubby rave-up (”She Needs My Love”) or even a gentle ballad (”Livin’ a Lie”) on which he duets with…Rihanna. Who better to assist him on his own star turn? A-
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