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All About J by Lil’ J

All About J by Lil' J

Album Review

Arriving quickly on the heels of Lil’ Bow Wow’s and Lil’ Romeo’s commercial success in the rap game, Lil’ J couldn’t help but appear as an imitator. It happened when Kris Kross first broke through and had been happening for decades in the pop world — with one teen success comes a wave of imitators. Yet it’s a disservice to call Lil’ J an imitator, even if that’s ultimately what he is in the eyes of the public and his record label. The kid has skills. That’s the bottom line and what you’ll realize if you actually give his debut album a chance. He may be barely a teen but he sure can rap, and while his subject matter usually sticks to juvenilia, that’s partly the beauty of it. If the rap game is short on anything, it’s innocence and good-hearted fun. This is exactly what Lil’ J brings to the table, particularly on songs like the lead single “It’s the Weekend.” What makes All About J even better, however, is the plethora of…




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