21 (2006) For 21 , his second solo effort, the former leader of teen R&B idols B2K has done what any savvy ex-boy-bander would do these days:… 2006-12-26 Omarion R&B
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21 (2006)

Omarion | CHILL BEATS Omarion serves up a stylish platter on 21 , using ingredients provided by producers such as Timbaland on ''Ice Box''
CHILL BEATS Omarion serves up a stylish platter on 21, using ingredients provided by producers such as Timbaland on ''Ice Box''
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Dec 26, 2006; Lead Performance: Omarion; Genre: R&B

For 21, his second solo effort, the former leader of teen R&B idols B2K has done what any savvy ex-boy-bander would do these days: call Timbaland. Pop music's Midas provides a gently glitchy beat for the second single, ''Ice Box''; Omarion's no Justin, but he wraps his reedy voice around those stuttering synths with considerable style. He gives similarly solid performances over the club-ready creations of the Neptunes and other producers. The only major letdown is that lead single ''Entourage'' has nothing to do with HBO's Vince Chase & Co. B

Originally posted Jan 19, 2007 Published in issue #917 Jan 26, 2007 Order article reprints