Columbus, OH native/Munich transplant Venus Malone gives you an authorized copy of her diary key on her first LP. Cuts like “Phat A55” and “Best Inspiration” display an easy confidence with sonic sex appeal to spare, but it’s the unflinching vulnerability of “One on One,” “Clich?,” and “Eye on the Prize” that make her truly irresistible: “Even when my notes are wrong when I sing my songs’ have no pride’ wanna tell you all that’s inside.” The beats on the album range from lush to soulful to bangin’, thanks to producers Christian H?ck and fellow Ohio natives J. Rawls and Fat Jon.