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Jazmine Sullivan

Love Me Back

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November 30, 2010

Jazmine Sullivan's crowbar-wielding 2008 hit, "Bust Your Windows," was a tsunami of R&B man-hate. On her follow-up disc, the 23-year-old diva plays a little nicer, adhering to the Mary J. Blige school of gritty, nuanced hip-hop soul. "10 Seconds" luxuriates in the moment before a lovers' spat goes Hiroshima, and on the Eighties R&B nugget "Don't Make Me Wait," she comes on to a dude while testing his pop-music IQ. On "U Get on My Nerves," a conciliatory sequel to "Windows," Ne-Yo plays her ex, calling to see if she burned his clothes too. "I can have your shit Fed-Ex'ed in the morning," she sings. Look how she's grown.

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