Sunday, April 02, 2006


A comment about this album that I found to be right on point.

Like Bahamadia before her, Jean Grae carries the burden of being way too clever a "femcee" for the music business to behold. (For dumbed-down rhymes, go to Gangsta Boo.) When Grae's in battle-rap mode, her vocal clarity and lyrical dexterity remind one of Jay-Z. However, the relationship-focused confessionals elicit an even greater response because they're so darn honest. "Give It Up" or "P.S." sound like profound Emily Dickinson love poems read with a contemporary New York 'hood twist...

Yeah, she's hot. Can rap on just about anything. Dont wanna see her in a battle-rap either (See "Brooklyn Academy - Academics" for reference).


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