ChokLit’s Choice: Ciara & Keri Hilson

This is a new post idea we will try to feature on The ChokLit Factory: ChokLit’s Choice. We will highlight current and former albums and the album tracks that may never make it as a Single, but are definite contenders to be a Single.



First off, we have Ciara’s Fantasy Ride, which hasn’t been the most popular of Ciara’s albums, sales-wise, but it did have a couple noteworthy tracks. The ChokLit Choice of Fantasy Ride is Tell Me What Your Name Is. Produced by Dr. Luke and Benny Blanco, the song samples Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time (correct me if I am wrong) and uses it as a smooth musical background for this futuristic-sounding dance track. In the song, Ciara is singing to a Crush who she finally confronts, “I don’t wanna waste your time/I just wanna make you mine/Wanna play with you all night/ So tell me what your name is” I think this song captures the growth Ciara was referring to when she speaks about Fantasy Ride, and should have been a definite ChokLit Choice for a Single.

Ciara – Tell Me What Your Name Is

Keri Hilson has been having a great 2009 after several setbacks due to her album being pushed back a couple of times were resolved.  Keri has proven that good things do come to those who wait, so when she finally did deliver In a Perfect World, Hilson did recieve some good acclaim. I enjoyed the overall direction of the album as long as the writing and production on some tracks, but I also felt some of her songs were over-produced and overshadowed Keri’s voice, which actually has a very nice tone to it.  Intuition is one of the standout tracks on the album since it expertly merges slick production with perfect lyrics. The song is produced by Timbaland and his protege Danja, and written by Keri and Timbaland. Keri sings lyrics that ring so true for many women (and men): “I got this crazy feeling/I’m gon’ be single again/ I know it, i can feel it/ I know you gon mess up” Peep the track below.

**Side Note: these pics of Keri are from her new spread in Complex magazine. She looks hot like fiyah in these!

Keri Hilson – Intuition

Did ya’ll like those songs? Should they have been contenders for a Single release? Speak your piece!

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  1. Intuition is my favorite song on the album too! Go Keri!

  2. yes Yes YES! “Tell Me What Your Name Is” Is one of my FAVE tracks on her album- along with “Like A Surgeon” But they really confused me with playing “Like A Surgeon” on the radio but putting the video out for “Work”? And “Intuition” is my ringback tone- LOVES IT and “How Does It Feel” Keri did her thing that CD

    • Hahah glad you liked the choices girl!

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