Although he was born in Mexico and occasionally sings in Spanglish, it would be a mistake to lump Frankie J in with Latin-pop singers like Enrique Iglesias, Marc Anthony and Ricky Martin. Instead, this former member of the Mexican-American group Kumbia Kings wants to be the Hispanic Usher on his second solo CD. In fact, "How to Deal," one of several sweet slow jams on this respectable if unremarkable disc, is basically a rewrite of Usher's 2004 hit "Burn." Frankie J also incorporates hip-hop on cuts like the smooth grooving "On the Floor," which deftly samples Wham!'s "Everything She Wants," and the freestyle-flavored Top 10 single "Obsession (No Es Amor)," which features a guest rap by Baby Bash to go along with Frankie's Michael Jackson-inspired croon.
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