Sunday, August 29, 2010

Much of this year has been relatively quiet for R&B group RichGirl. I first blogged about the sexy foursome nearly a year and a half ago after seeing them perform in Charlotte and discovering that one of the group members, Lyndriette, is from Gastonia ("One 'Richgirl' Is From Gastonia"). My first impressions of them were that they were an attractive, well-assembled group, and, most importantly, they can really sing. Plus, factor in that they're being produced and singing songs written by Rich Harrison, it should be a recipe for musical success.

But the music biz is tough to break through, perhaps more so now than ever. I'm guessing the record label pulled RichGirl off the road from their promotional tour--they also opened for Beyoncé on tour for several dates last year--to get back to working on their album and finding songs that will lead to chart success at radio and retail i.e. iTunes. Last year's "24" and "He Ain't Wit Me Now Tho" were pretty good songs to introduce the group, but didn't stick the way I'm sure the group and their backers would've liked, especially since they're trying to set the climate to release their debut album.

Now they're back with a new single, assisted by some heavy hitters. RichGirl's "Swagger Right" features Fabolous and Rick Ross, two of the hottest rappers in the game. That cosign alone will garner the song a second look, and if the label decides to shoot a video for it, it could introduce RichGirl to a larger fan base. The song is good--and catchy--and Fabolous, whose the king of batting leadoff on R&B tracks, starts the song with an array of witty punchlines: "Swagger opposite of left, money opposite of small. / If being fly is a crime, then the cops should get a call."

"Swagger Right" sounds a little different from the previous work I've heard from the group, and I think it's because Seven takes the lead on vocals on this one, whereas Lyndriette has typically held those duties. But they're all good singers--just check their homemade YouTube videos--so the fact that they can change up their sound by rotating members to the forefront will help them shake the comparisons to Destiny's Child (though I'm sure they'd be happy with even half of the success garnered by the former Beyoncé-led group).

You can keep up with RichGirl by visiting "Swagger Right" plays in the top right corner of the page.

What do you think of the song? Does RichGirl have a hit on their hands? Voice your opinion in the comments section below.

1 comment :

  1. The fact that all four girls can actually sing, gives this group the opportunity to be able to switch it up! They can be the first group to acually sing Pop, Rock, R n B, and whatever! Listeners get to be surprised with good music from a group that is diverse as there music will be!


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