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Trey Songz: Trigga Review

Its official Mr. Steal Your Girl is back! Trey Songz drops his latest album.

Trigga album artwork via rapbasement.com

Trigga album artwork via rapbasement.com

Whether or not you’re a fan of the Trigga Man, Trey Songz, you cannot escape his music.  Trey Songz is known for having catchy choruses that can hook a fan after one listen.  From “Say Aah” to “Bottoms Up”, he knows what to do to keep people interested in his music.

Trey Songz currently has two songs in heavy rotation from his latest album Trigga: Foreign and Na Na. Five singles have already been released yet these two are the most popular.

Trigga, Songz’s sixth studio album, was released July 1, 2014 and it’s ooh na na naughty. The album consists of thirteen original songs and four bonus songs featured on the deluxe version.

Songz starts off expressing his sensual side with Cake, a song about the greed of having a significant other yet wanting to sexually explore other persons of interests. Cake is used as a metaphor for his sexual greed he states,

“…I’m taken but I want you

And I don’t want to play by the book, no rules

They say you can’t have cake and eat it too, but ain’t that what s’posed to do?

Ain’t you s’posed to eat it too?”

It’s genius, literally speaking. Yes, you should be able to eat the cake that is in front of you but in the terms of this particular song, cake refers to his current girlfriend and “eat it too” refers to having relations with someone outside of his relationship.

Then the popular radio hits Foreign and Na Na follow the intro song Cake.   These two songs are pretty commercial compared to the latter songs on the album.

Trigga also includes a softer side of Trey that he reveals less often than his sexy, party boy side with songs such as Smartphone, and What’s Best For You. Trey even has songs where he admits to being wrong in I Know (Can’t Get Back), and Y.A.S.

Overall Trigga is a great album. Hip Hop DX’s editor gives the album 4 out of 5 stars. Marcus K. Dowling writes, “With “Trigga,” Trey Songz succeeds using a simplified, “turnt up” formula for Pop stardom that excels at being commonplace, but not “common.”

Martin Caballero of USA Today gives the album 3 out of 4 stars stating that, “Trigga mostly hits its mark.” If turning up and sex anthems are targets to succeed in the music industry, Trigga definitely stayed true to Trey Songz’ style.

The album features a few familiar associated acts of Trey Songz such as Nicki Minaj, who rapped on the single Bottom’s Up, Juicy J and a few surprise features like Justin Bieber, new artist Ty Dollar $ign, and Mila J.

Trigga album artwork via Cantstophiphop.com

Trigga album artwork via Cantstophiphop.com

Currently, Trigga is ranked sixth out of iTunes Top Ten Albums a week after its release.  It’s definitely worth the purchase.

Have you copped your Trigga ablum yet?  What do you think of Trey Songz’ sixth studio album? Leave comments below.


Tatrisila “Trish G.” Guidry is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she received her undergraduate degree in History. She credits her major for reviving her passion for writing which eventually lead her to receive a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Full Sail University. From the first note belted out by Whitney Houston in “And I Will Always Love You”, Trish G. fell in love with music. As music began to evolve and rap took over the world, she found a new interest in rap and artists ability to use word’s to paint pictures. “Listening to talented lyricists gives me life. From Aaliyah’s “One in A Million”, to Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid, m.A.A.d city”, music has always been my escape.” Writing for So So Active Media allows her the opportunity to combine two of her greatest loves into one website. She is amped to be able to contribute creative, new stories weekly.