Featuring smash hit record ‘You Don’t Know My Name’ produced by Kanye West and its follow-up ‘If I Ain’t Got You’, the love song dawned on us in the Fall of 2003. Crisp air rustled our tresses and tightly-kneaded hair in New York City, as the bass on the Hell’s Kitchen singer Alicia Keys’ popular tune rattling trunks and windows. Its visual component featured Mos Def; quickly peaked to number one on the US R&B charts (‘US Adult R&B Songs’ and ‘US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs’). It was a moment, the moment all new artists deserve.
Some other records on the album that I equally enjoyed are the funky ‘Heartburn’, ‘Diary’ with Tony! Toni Toné!, and Jermaine Paul, and ‘Wake Up’. If you haven’t listened to the New York City-bred singer’s second album since 2003, do yourself a favour and revisit.