After making his name singing the hooks for rappers ranging from LL Cool J and The Game to Young Jeezy and Rick Ross, Trey Songz's third album, "Ready" (Songbook / Atlantic), shows his smooth R&B vocals can hold the spotlight all on their own.
The single "I Need a Girl" displays a more flexible delivery than usual, somewhere between Usher and Justin Timberlake.
That said, it's still his collabos that will get the most attention, the future smash "Successful" with Drake and the clunky ode to text-love "LOL :-)" with Gucci Mane and Soulja Boy Tell' Em.
TREY SONGZ: "Ready"
BOTTOM LINE: Songz ready for R&B spotlight