Omarion earns love for ‘Care Package’

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Omarion’s latest album Care Package consists of smooth vocals and an interesting set of beats. After not hearing from him since his last hit single “Ice Box” in 2007, he returns stronger than ever. Though the album has a common theme of love, he approaches this delicate topic in a different way, in which he controls love rather than letting it control him; he is not manipulated by deceitful women. Featuring Washington D.C.’s Wale, the song “M.I.A.” exemplifies the fact that Omarion is done looking for love and should move on because the woman he once loved is now gone. The combination of these two artists, one being a rapper and the other being a singer, flows smoothly. However, in parts other than the chorus, many words were slurred and impossible to understand, so it would have been beneficial if they enunciated. In the closing track, “Ode to Tae,” Omarion does use his vocals to show off his outstanding singing abilities, but he repeats the same lyrics over and over again, and by the end of the song, it becomes tiring. Care Package is an album filled with honest lyrics and excellent singing, yet I expected more creativity in each song.