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Every good relationship experiences the ups and downs, make ups and break ups of love, and Pleasure P relays that message on his latest mixtape that was released over this past Valentine‘s holiday. Hosted by DJ Clue, Break Up To Make Up contains a varied amount of emotions that strings the heart between love and heartache.
Beginning with Above & Beyond, Pleasure P pours his heart out about all of the things that he would do for his love, while an electric guitar is providing his background melody. Just him and his voice is how he starts the tape and that is all that is needed on this passionate track. The emotion on Break Up To Make Up continues throughout the first half of the tape, including the song Start Over. With a similar melody to Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown’s 2012 Right By My Side, Pleasure P has a hard time letting go of his love, as he begs for them to start over.
After Pleasure P goes through Changes, the tape warms reggae fans hearts with Kiss Me. This island styled track starts the transition from the Break Up To Make Up with a more positive, happy tune where Pleasure P wants to “fall in love all over again“.
The second half of Break Up To Make Up details the reconciliation that occurs after a separation, which involves the physical expression of one’s love for the other. This portion of the tape contains one of the lead singles including Sex Mechanic and a very soulful, up-tempo, sensual track Is It Like That. Break Up To Make Up ends with the song Showing Off, which could have been left off the tape. Taking away the feeling of love, this track is one meant for the clubs, not for a Valentine’s playlist.
Known by many as Pleasure P, the singer who now wants to be known by his given name Marcus Cooper, presents a more mature image of himself. Bringing more to the table than just the lust of his Pretty Ricky days, on Break Up To Make Up, Cooper gives classic R&B songs that brings the theme of love back to the genre.
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Personal Favorites: Forever My Lady, Is It Like That