The first lady of Epic/Darkchild is Rhona Bennett, the dream child of studio prodigy Rodney Jerkins, founder of Darkchild Records. The first single from her self-titled, long-awaited album is "Satisfied," a well-produced slab of pop/R&B. The 12-song set draws from a wealth of musical styles, and on first listening sounds quite diverse. However, on closer inspection, it appears to be another well-oiled production from the Darkchild conveyor belt. The standout track is "Best of Me," which features the distinctive Darkchild synthesized strings and the ever-wonderful vocal arrangements of LaShawn Daniels. Rodney Jerkins believes this set will cross over into mainstream pop, and with the correct promotion is hoping for sales in excess of ten million copies.
AllMusic Review by Paul Clifford