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Stoop (Explicit) CD (2008)

Artist: Little Jackie

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Label S-Curve Records
SKU 208189734
UPC 807315300128
UPC 14 00807315300128
Format CD
Release Date 7/8/2008
Author Little Jackie
Artist Bio
Little JackieBlend the old-school R&B sound with a quirky hybrid of hip-hop and pop and you get Little Jackie, the creation of genre-defying singer-songwriter Imani Coppola and programmer Adam Pallin. With a nod to the soulful Motown rhythms of the past and a sneer to many of the social and cultural issues that consume the public today, Coppola has crafted an album of musical sugar and spice, filled with sweet, saccharine-tinged melodies and spicy, bold commentaries.Coppola had an early brush with fame when a demo she cut with Digable Planets producer Michael Mangini during her freshman year at the State University of New York landed her a record deal with Columbia Records. In 1997 the 19-year-old music composition major's debut record Chubacabra earned radio and MTV buzz with the cheeky, Neneh-Cherry-reminiscent lead single "Legend of a Cowgirl" and her dynamic NYC persona was introduced to mainstream America.Little Jackie is Imani's return to center stage. The Long Island native, who was raised in a musical household by a black mother and white father who were both always playing and performing music, named the project after a mischievous little boy named Jackie who set her family's backyard on fire and fittingly after the Lisa Lisa Cult Jam song "Little Jackie Wants to Be a Star."Coppola met Pallin, a Boston native who grew up listening to hip-hop and the golden oldies' his parents cranked during car rides, through Mangini. Pallin, who's worked on projects for Tom Jones and American Idol finalist Elliot Yamin, programmed and co-wrote the Little Jackie tracks with Mangini (who also produced the tracks), while Coppola wrote the melodies and lyrics, and produced the vocals.With her music, Coppola has created a space where she's free to be herself. Fitting in has always been a struggle. "I have a unique take to look at both races," she says. "The only thing I can really speak for in this life is as a woman."
ReviewSource The Onion A.V. Club
Review At 34 minutes, Little Jackie's The Stoop is slight in length, but it's still a monster of a debut. Musically, The Stoop fuses catchy R&B with flourishes of doo-wop, hip-hop, and pop--courtesy of producer Adam Pallin--but its soul stems from singer Imani Coppola, whose late-'90s hit "Legend Of A Cowgirl" only hinted at her capabilities. Coppola's lyrical wit and swagger define The Stoop's appeal, be they in the form of a charged empowerment anthem like "The World Should Revolve Around Me" ("I ain't concerned with my biological clock / Since I never grow old, my heart is always in stock"), the bouncy kiss-off to a cheating lover "LOL" ("LOL, I text your cell, gotta spell out 'go to hell' / Toss you in the trash bin, reduce you to an acronym"), or even a critique of the perpetually tragic Amy Winehouse, "Cryin' For The Queen" ("Sick of your behavior and your junkie routine / It's time for you to get clean and stop creating a scene"). Drawing from a seemingly inexhaustible supply of sass, Coppola wraps her laid-back vocals around narratives that are innovative yet accessible, resulting in one of the most promising pop debuts 2008 is likely to see.
Reviewer Genevieve Koski
ReviewRating 9
Product Attributes
Artist Little Jackie
Label S-Curve Records
Music Format Compact Disc
Billboard On this excellent debut...Coppola sounds no more interested in sticking to a single style than she usually does.
Entertainment Weekly Her attitide is occasionally a touch too self-satisfied, but tthat's a small price to pay for such an abundance of sparkling snark.
Mojo An impressive debut.
The New York Times Her songwriting is modern and quick-tongued, as she casually glides between sassy singing and melodic rapping.
Uncut Her rapping/singing is insightful, stroppy and hilarious.
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