Where Did He Go
Label: ISR/Mosley/Zone 4, PS
Keri Hilson's much-anticipated debut has been much-anticipated for a few reasons. First, due to multiple push-backs, audiences have had to wait out its release for two years. Another reason is the company Hilson keeps: producers Timbaland and Danja, plus guests Kanye, Keyshia Cole and Lil Wayne. Hilson deserves such a reputation because she's a serious songwriter and a diva of the fiercest proportions, all which is very apparent on World, whether she's giving you the kiss-off ("How Does It Feel") or elegantly moping on a retro waltz of a slow song ("Where Did He Go").