Do you think people may draw parallels between Sex Playlist and Confessions?
You know what, I would be ecstatic and honored to be compared to that album because number one, there will never be another album like that, and number two, it sold over two million records. We're not in a time right now where records sell that much. So for me to be even compared in that same capacity, man, I'm just honored. But I would say that sonically it does have the same type of cohesiveness that Confessions had. It was like when you heard Confessions and you saw what was happening in Usher's life, it mirrored that. And I feel like that's what my album is doing. It's really a special time for me because I didn't plan on having a kid. I didn't plan on getting in the studio with Eric Hudson and James Fauntleroy and all of these great producers and creating this music that will play out my future. Me and my lady went for a doctor's visit and there's gonna be a special appearance from our child. I'm not gonna tell you exactly what it is but it's cool, the little clip that we have from it. He's really active. Or she. See, I'm already calling him "he" (laughs). It's cool for it to be happening in my life right now. That is similar to Confessions.
Any songs you think will be immediate crowd favorites?
I think "Sex Playlist" would be that song that people identify as the beginning of something. The first lyrics start out like, "Cannot believe I got her all alone/Cannot believe the timing when this song came on." That's how the album starts. When you hear that part, it's like happening in the moment. I know if I heard that as an excited young man in the world, it's like okay I waited this time, or maybe I didn't wait, or whatever happened, but the thing is that I'm about to get it and she's about to give it to me. And oh my God. I am so ecstatic. That song speaks to those emotions that every young man has. Every woman, too, can attest to that feeling themselves. Like, oh man I'm excited and I'm experiencing this love and intimacy. It can't even be explained.
What are some of the best baby-making songs you've made?
I definitely think that "O" is one of them because of the cleverness. "Know You Better," as well. I really just like the wordplay in "Know You Better" because a lot of times in music today, everything seems so frivolous. Very easily gained. In "Know You Better," there's this I-want-to-take-my-time about getting you in a position that you're comfortable about engaging in any activities with you. I think that is important with giving someone something that you like.
And it's this other record on my album, it's called "You're the Only One." Oh. My. God. It's basically describing how I'm in the club and seeing all these girls, but none of them even matter because you're the only one that I want to get to know. You're important. I don't care about no other chicks, I'm only trying to holla at you. I think that there's a mannish type of respect and responsibility that comes along with taking that approach. Sometimes brothas be coming real lame. Same old pickup lines, "Hey you sexy!" Then you turn around walking away and he's talking to the next chick. Nah, uh uh. I got my focus on you and I want to let you know that you're that only one right now. So, what's happening'?
When can we expect to see baby Omarion and the project?
I think [Apryl] is like 3-4 months along, and the album is slated for June. I'm gonna turn up. Sex Playlist. Shirts off. With my son in my hands. Like this, right here. My six pack with my son in my hands (laughs).
Well, we're super excited for you two and to be sharing in this moment.
To all the fans and onlookers, I just wanna thank them for me being able to share my life with them, because it's a choice at the end of the day. A lot of celebrities don't embrace who they are and the responsibility of who they are. I recognize that at a point in time, my mom cradled me, loved me and didn't want to share me with nobody. But then there was a point in time where she understood that I wasn't just meant to stay at home and be her child for the rest of her life. I was meant to be something more. I just want to thank everybody and VIBE as well because this is a moment that I'll look back on, my child will look back on and say damn, that was dope. This is a time in your life that I can make reference to. My pops said this, he didn't try to hide me or make me into this weird thing. No son, or no daughter, you are special. And that's just what it is.