Hotly tipped to steal Beyonce's crown as the female voice of hip-hop in 2005, Ciara has chosen the title track from her debut album as her first single. From the vibrant, if increasingly tedious, Atlanta music scene big things are expected from this starlet.
The big-guns have been brought out on Goodies with the production work of Lil' Jon bringing his own 'crunk' flavour to the table. Ciara's vocals are instantly impressive, demonstrating a fair dosage versatility. Admittedly female empowerment isn't my favourite topic (I'm not a chauvinist it's just boring, we're in 2005 people) but the content can almost be ignored thanks to the infectious beat.
Maybe her youth means that Ciara herself doesn't have a massive influence on her tracks but Petey Pablo's verse undermines any point the track is trying to make. As a moral evaluation Goodies may lack in substance, but it more than makes up for this in terms of quality music.