This Ain't a Game Brandy's little brother Ray-J matures nicely on this sophomore set, with production by R&B hotshots Rodney Jerkins and the Neptunes. The singing/acting biz kid, who… This Ain't a Game Brandy's little brother Ray-J matures nicely on this sophomore set, with production by R&B hotshots Rodney Jerkins and the Neptunes. The singing/acting biz kid, who… Ray J
Music Review

This Ain't a Game (2014)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Ray J

Brandy's little brother Ray-J matures nicely on this sophomore set, with production by R&B hotshots Rodney Jerkins and the Neptunes. The singing/acting biz kid, who evokes Bobby Brown and ''Off the Wall''-era Jacko, sounds surprisingly credible on the hard-knock-life odes ''Out the Ghetto'' and ''Wait a Minute.'' The latter succeeds as a sort of hip-hop-soul update of the Bee Gees' ''Stayin' Alive.''

Originally posted Jun 22, 2001 Published in issue #601 Jun 22, 2001 Order article reprints
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