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On Monday, Ari Lennox took to Instagram to share with the world how she feels about Keyshia Cole’s debut album, The Way It Is.

“One of the most phenomenal debut albums ever,” Lennox wrote.  “@keyshiacole this joint is a classic and forever cranks!”

One of the most phenomenal debut albums ever. @keyshiacole this joint is a classic and forever cranks! #ishouldhavecheated #loveithoughtyouhadmyback #wecouldbe #downanddirty ????❤️

15.2k Likes, 607 Comments - Ari Lennox (@arilennox) on Instagram: "One of the most phenomenal debut albums ever. @keyshiacole this joint is a classic and forever..."

The “Shea Butter Baby” singer then hashtagged Cole’s songs, “I Should Have Cheated,” “Love I Thought You Had My Back,” “We Could Be,” and “Down And Dirty,” which were all featured on the singer’s debut album.

The Way It Is dropped in 2005 via A&M Records and debuted at number six on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts. The album featured production from Kanye West, Sean Garrett, Polow da Don, and Kerry Brothers, among others.

Cole and Ron Fair both executive produced the album. The album is Cole’s second best-selling album to date. Revisit it below.

The Way It Is

The Way It Is, an album by Keyshia Cole on Spotify

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.