first made her mark as a vocalist on Notorious B.I.G.
's "Mo Money, Mo Problems" and Mase
's "Feels So Good," which may give the casual observer the impression that she's a straight-up gangsta. Not so. Price
is an urban crooner, much like a streetwise Mariah Carey
or a domesticated Mary J. Blige
. She has a sweet, smooth voice that's a joy to listen to, but what makes her debut Soul of a Woman
so impressive is that she's not just a singer, she's a talented songwriter as well. Soul of a Woman
is filled with well-crafted contemporary R&B songs that are melodic, memorable and perfectly delivered. It's an audacious debut from a promising young talent.