The Makings Of Me
Label: J Records
True love won't get you paid, but it can at least make you feel wealthy. On "A Dozen Roses," Monica compares her love to "Gucci shoes" because he has "style like a Bentley coup." And like any important man possession, Monica knows that she has to protect her beau from the "Sideline Ho" who spends her holidays alone and doesn't get pillow talk or credit cards. The ATL diva's voice is smooth as ever, and aside from the Rhythm N' Snap track "Everytime the Beat Drop," she sticks to the velvety R&B formula that has served her well for over a decade.