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Frankie J lays his money down on 'Priceless'

If you like snappy rap rhymes and soulful love songs, then Frankie J's latest release, "Priceless," is a must have.

Frankie J takes his Latin roots and mixes it with contemporary R&B to create a unique sound that's pleasant to the ears.

Priceless was released last October and debuted at No. 30 on the Billboard charts and then quickly dropped off. Although not as commercially successful as his 2005 release, "The One," which hit No. 3 on the Billboard charts, it's still a very worthwhile album.

The first song on the album is a fresh, hip hop beat featuring Mannie Fresh and Chamillionaire. After pumping you up with this song Frankie J slows it down with Priceless, a song about his hope that a certain woman will complete the puzzle of his life and make him whole.

Never Let You Down features Krayzie Bone and Layzie Bone and speaks of his promise to a girl to treat her better than she's been getting.

One of the most touching songs on the album is Daddy's Little Girl. It's a song about a young girl trying to keep her father from leaving her and her mother.

Daddy Daddy don't leave, I'll do anything to keep you right here with me, Can't you see how much I need you, Daddy Daddy don't leave, Mommy is saying things she don't mean.

If He Can't Be is another song about the choices some women make. In the song he asks a girl if it's worth it to be crying all the time over her man.

Say Something is about grasping the moment when meeting someone special for the first time.

A humorous song is Hurry Up. This song is about Frankie J hooking up with a girl who's boyfriend is seven foot, nine inches and killed the last guy who looked at her. He got 25 to life but for some reason he's out and on his way to her house. She tells Frankie J to leave his number and get out, and hurry up about it, but Frankie J isn't afraid of anyone so he takes his time.

Too much time it turns out as her boyfriend kicks in the door. The last line in the song is I guess I should have listened to what she said.

Frankie J writes most of his songs and his silky, falsetto voice smoothly switches from a fast paced hip hop song to the slower love songs on the album, with the latter being featured the most.

He produces the album, with help from his friends and his label is Columbia Records.

Even with low record sales this album is good enough to garner interest in any future project he comes out with.

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