Trey Songz, Lloyd | Chicago Theatre | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Trey Songz, Lloyd Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard

When: Mon., Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m. 2011

There's a whole generation of young male R&B singers vying to take R. Kelly's throne should he ever stop writing jams or get caught doing something so disgusting it finally exhausts his audience's capacity for forgiveness. Currently Trey Songz is in the lead. Over the course of four albums he's proved that he's got a voice as supple and agile as Kelly's and a similar talent for steaming up his surroundings. On his most recent collection, last year's Passion, Pain & Pleasure (Atlantic), he also shows himself capable of competitive levels of single-entendre hilarity (the ridiculous "Love Faces," whose best line has to be "Let me feel and find your panties") and wacked-out tautology (the amazingly recursive lyrics to "Panty Droppa," off the iTunes version). To top it off, tunes like the Nicki Minaj-assisted "Bottoms Up" demonstrate his talent for crafting hip-hop-spiked R&B bangers that can own dance floors and airwaves for months at a time. —Miles Raymer

Price: $49.50 - $100

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