Kelis's influence has sometimes been overlooked, which is a shame because her spare, hooky R&B has been helping lead the charge in innovative pop since the 1990s. In part, this is due to her collaborations with the Neptunes, whose production skills give Kelis's singles a distinctive stamp.
THE HITS skims the cream from Kelis's studio releases, bringing her top-selling singles together in one place, from her first single, "Caught Out There," to her duets with Andre 3000 ("Millionaire") and Ol' Dirty Bastard ("Got Your Money"), and, of course, her dance-inducing million-selling single "Milkshake." Sexy, catchy, and surprisingly fresh, Kelis is a dance artist worth hearing. Those who know her will appreciate this well-chosen compilation; those who don't should start here.
Q (Magazine) (p.123) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "These tracks, expertly produced by The Neptunes, placed Kelis at the cutting edge of urban music..."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "She's one of the few that easily straddles dancefloor and bedroom, sounding totally at ease in either."
Caught Out There
Got Your Money - (featuring Kelis/Ol' Dirty Bastard)
Lil Star - (featuring Cee Lo Green)
Get Along With You
Young, Fresh N' New
Truth or Dare - (featuring Kelis/N.E.R.D./Pusha T)