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Lil Romeo’s debut album back in 2001 was a platinum success gone right. You had the right sound, production, and promotion behind the album. Nearly every song is memorable due to the beats and promotion. Lil Romeo’s debut album is a kid friendly pop rap album that is family friendly no doubt. Everything from love ballads, nursery rhymes, to freestyles are included. The album has that crossover appeal due to that pop rap sound.

Master P was busy trying to get his son Lil Romeo’s debut album off the ground and shift his focus towards promoting that album. Lil Romeo’s career was a top priority for the label. Master P shifted towards releasing albums with more of a commercial pop rap sound from him, Lil Romeo, and 504 Boyz in 2001. This changed the sound and direction of No Limit Records. No Limit was influenced by the crossover market during that time.

Myke Diesel, C-Los, XL, Master P, and Silkk were responsible for the production of Lil Romeo’s debut album. Myke Diesel was responsible for a bulk of the production as he produced a bulk of Lil Romeo’s debut album. That is because Myke Diesel created, produced, and programmed those hot beats.

Lil Romeo bursted into music business with his explosive Intro (Little Star Intro) with the help of his father Master P. Lil Romeo did definitely rock the crowd. The intro was performed and sung in rhyme and formation of a nursery rhyme commonly heard in children’s music.

Little Star is Lil Romeo’s take on and cover of the children’s nursery song and lullaby Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Erica Fox covers the chorus with her. Lil Romeo is searching around for puppy love in this song. Similar to how Lil Bow Wow was during that time.

Now not many people know this but Erica Fox was singing under the alias of Allusion. That is her singing the chorus. Interestingly enough Erica Fox was off the No Limit label by this point. So Master P must have made the executive decision to change her name in the songwriters credits to Allusion instead of her legal name.

Notice the way Lil Romeo starts off the song. He starts off the song in a militaristic style which is a militaristic chant.

[Intro: Lil Romeo]
Hut 1, Hut 2
Hut 1, Hut 2
Hut 1, Hut 2

Lil Romeo is looking for a girl who can show him around and hold it down for him. Lil Romeo is looking for puppy love. He can’t explain the way he feels. He’s a little young for this. When he sees her, all he seems to feel is happiness and her beauty. Her beauty is unusually extravagant. That is how beautiful she is. Lil Romeo won’t stop until he gets through to her. He shows how persistent he is with these lyrics, “Ain’t gone stop ’til I get thru to you”. He will bring her everything in her life she can think of.

What’s ya name Ma
I wanna hang Ma
Feel like takin’ a ride on the swang Ma
You my queen Ma
Be ya king Ma
I bring you everything in ya life you can think Ma
If we were older I’d give you a ring Ma
Take you to the concert where they sing Ma
For now I’mma let you do ya thing Ma
But if ya man turn out
He’s not getting’ a thing Ma

Erica Fox sings and covers the chorus with her own twist.

[Chorus: Allusion]
Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder where you are
Let’s bounce to the spot
Baby take a ride
This song is just for you and I
Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder where you are
Let’s bounce to the spot
Baby take a ride
This song is just for you and I

The girl Lil Romeo is looking for and getting after is hot from her feet to her braids. Dimples in her cheeks. She love to eat sweets. Lil Romeo purchased himself a baby Hummer so him and her can creep. Lil Romeo has a cell phone incase she wants to speak to him. Every time she speaks, he swears my heart skips. It’s warm inside and hot like July. He get butterflies when he looks in her eyes. This can’t be wrong. It feels too right. Turn the music up. Dim the lights. Rome-e-rome is in the zone tonight.

My Baby is about how girls be jocking Lil Romeo because they want to be his girlfriend. But he is too young and he says he doesn’t need a girlfriend. My Baby also explains his success in music and sports.

Ex-No Limit label mate and songstress Ms. Peaches sung the chorus on Lil Romeo’s biggest hit. The song is heavily backed by the sample of The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back.

My Baby was Lil Romeo’s biggest hit of 2001 and is his biggest hit to date. The music video to this song was constantly played on television channels such as Nickelodeon, BET, VH1, and MTV back in the year of 2001.

They call Lil Romeo Lil P. He represents the CP3. Calliope, ya heard me? Straight from New Orleans, Louisiana. Lil Romeo has been engaged and participating in the sport of basketball since the age of 3. That is why he has got game like Kobe Bray and is dunking like his father Master P. There ain’t no stopping Lil Romeo because he is in the zone. The clothing he wears is P. Miller wear and No Limit Gear from head to feet. It’s like that, Whodi.

Girls be jocking Lil Romeo because they want to be his girlfriend. But he is too young and he says he doesn’t need a girlfriend.

Lil Romeo was 11 years old making A’s and B’s at the time of his success and at the peak in/of his career. He had girls passing notes in class tryin to be his wife. Even at that age, he had grown women wanting to be in his life. By the time he was 18 he was not gonna be nothing nice. These little mami’s couldn’t keep their hands off him. He was a little boy but was living a big man’s life. He is part of the the next generation who came to lock it down.

As soon as Lil Romeo finishes high school, he will skip college to join the NBA Basketball League and the elites in hip hop/rap. During the time this song was being recorded and produced, basketball players were able to go join the NBA as soon as they graduated high school. That is what the lyrics, “After high school, I’m goin’ straight to the pros (bounce, bounce)” mean.

The Girlies is the Caribbean inspired love song about how girls love Lil Romeo. The song is backed by a beautiful harp and a beautiful acoustic guitar over pop rap beats.

That’s Kool (Remix) is another one of Lil Romeo’s memorable songs from his debut album which constantly played all over BET, VH1, and MTV back in 2001. Not many people know this but That’s Kool (Remix) was actually Lil D’s first No Limit song he ever appeared on. Kool (Remix) was produced by Silkk The Shocker, Master P, and C-Los.

Silkk the Shocker’s off beat flow makes the song recognizable with Lil Romeo. Little D’s accent is so thick you can barely make out what he is saying. Some of you may remember Little D because of that. Here is what he was saying:

(Little D)
Right here in my No Limit gear hands in the air
To all my younggins Tank Doggs is full up in here
Were the girls at? Holla back loud in ya ear
Make way for the kids, whodi this is our year

(Little D)
My homeboy is done we can party fa’ sho
Meet me at the playground at a quarter to four
Mom said it’s all good she said I can go
It’s on 2 Way me when you’re ready to roll

Somebody’s In Love is another love song on his debut album. The song is backed by a processed clear flute solo over medium bass set at a medium level. Lil Romeo explains the relationships of his previous girlfriends and classmates throughout the song. Romeo’s got a lady. His poppa’s goin’ crazy.

Notice how the lyrics in the chorus are sung in the tune and notes of the American children’s song called The K-i-s-s-i-n-g Song. Especially the lyrics “Romeo’s got a lady/His poppa’s goin’ crazy”

[Chorus]
Fun Fun Fun kick the drumstick
Somebody’s in love kick the drumstick
Romeo’s got a lady
His poppa’s goin’ crazy
Fun Fun Fun kick the drumstick
Somebody’s in love kick the drumstick
Romeo’s got a lady
His poppa’s goin’ crazy

At the very beginning of Verse 1, Romeo talks about this girl named Keesha whom he had a crush on. Romeo still remembers when he met her. He would never forget her. It was cold outside. So he gave her his sweater and walked her from school. She gave me a letter. It read, “Romeo, let’s be friends forever. Be my Mickey Mouse and I’ll be your Minnie. I’m feelin’ you even though you’re feelin’ Jenie.” Keesha always sat by the teacher. A seat away from Teresa and Lisa.

In Verse 2, Romeo talks about this girl named Sonya. He liked her dimples the way she sharpened her pencils, and the way her hair blows when she looked out the window. Her name’s Sonya has a sister named Lonya who just moved from California to New Orleans, Louisiana. She looked like a pop star and could sing like Brittney Spears. Her bangs stay low in her No Limit Gear.

Lil Romeo and Afficial will make you dance with their song Make You Dance. The song uses simplistic rhymes in a kid friendly manner.

If you wanna dance, I’ma make you dance. And if you wanna move, I’ma make you move. But if you down with No Limit say Romeo.

You know Romeo travels worldwide from the west to the east. He can’t drive. So instead he has a chauffeur to transport him places. He can’t drive. So in the passenger seat. Girls are constantly chasing him around. He is platinum plus, whodie. Check the fan mail. Who’s stopping him now? You know he’s got the club jumpin’ like Destiny’s Child. Lil Romeo’s a mini-millionaire. Pick a park to play. Six Flags, baby girl. You can have it your way.

Lil Zane says the lil shorty gotta mouth on him. A lot of homies are lookin out for him. Lil Zane knows that angels was lookin down on him when Master P gave him the opportunity to be featured on Lil Romeo’s song.

A baby hummer wasn’t enough for Lil Romeo. So he had to purchase himself a Jaguar. Lil Romeo does not lie about anything. Look at his father Master P. He’s got the south on lock and sound on lock. Whodie, he is the best here. No Limit sweats and sneakers are the best gear. The girls love him when I step on the stage with his baby face going and his hair in the braids. He acknowledges that his body guards hate when he stops and waves. Lil Romeo has been in more cities than birthdays. Lil Zane and Afficial held it down with him on this song and Take My Pain Away.

Haters are mad that Afficial is bringin the heat and are the thing of the streets. They weren’t the thing of the streets in the previous year of 2000. And they are mad because Afficial is up in the Jag with Romeo having more cheese than Dominoes. They hate Afficial because they are the center of attraction. And like the Lakers on the tour. The best like Phil Jackson. That’s how Afficial is bringin the heat.

My First, My Last was 6 Piece’s first single and buzz single for their first and second album. The girlies went nuts when 6 Piece performed My First, My Last live on stage with Lil Romeo. Everyone loved this song back in the day as it was a sweet love song. Just pure and clean with no overhyped sexuality. No autotune was used at all. My First, My Last is great! Especially like the remix version! My First, My Last is great! I love this song.

Now not too many people know this but My First, My Last was recorded while 6 Piece was recording their first album called Phase 1 (Phase I) on the date of October 25, 1999. Their first single was released nationwide in early 2000 and had reached #3 on Pop Radio charts on the Billboard.

No matter how high or low, it’s important to be there for the one you love. You think of that person both night and day. Wherever they are that’s where you will go. That is the synopsis of this it was a sweet love song. That’s where you wanna be. Read, analyze, and listen to their lyrics below.

(6 Piece)
Girl I think of you both night and day
Wonder if you’re safe if you’re okay
Its just the way that you move me
Girl you’ll never lose me
I’ll be there for you because

(chorus: 6 Piece)
You’re my first (my first)
You’re my last (my last)
I’m gonna love you forever
My first (my first)
My last (my last)
I’m gonna leave you oh never

(6 Piece)
No matter how high
No matter how low
I’m gonna be there for you babe
Wherever you are that’s where I’ll go
That’s where I wanna be you and me

Lil Romeo cherished the first and last memories of his first kiss and first date. They shared all kinds of goodies at the movies. They danced all night and locked arms in every song. He loved her smile.

6 Piece was the opening act for Lil Romeo on tour. They joined the first leg of the NSYNC’s “Celebrity POP” tour preforming in coliseums nationally. They had performances with NSYNC, Alicia Keys, Jagged Edge, Tricia Yearwood and many others. The members of 6 Piece were Micah Pittard, bad boy John Reynolds, Brandon Thompson, Bobby Ritchie, Kevin Swan, and Alejandro Rocafort (the sexy Puerto Rican). 6 Piece was featured in Billboard Magazine and so many other outlets during that time. Kevin Swan stood out as the most memorable group member of 6 Piece in his tenure.

I Want to be Like You explains what motivates and inspires Lil Romeo to want to be like his father Master P. He had hopes and dreams.

Now the things that stand out about this song are the production and instrumentation. Now the song has instrumentation which will you make you feel sad inside despite being a motivational song. One has to wonder what the thought process was on the producer’s part.

Lil Romeo wished he was tall like his father so he could play the sport of basketball like his father did when he finished school because being a fool ain’t cool. He had hopes and dreams. It’s a family thing. The first father and son to rap and blow up together. Blood is thicker than water. Tougher than leather. Education goes far.

Little Soldiers Need Love Too was Lil Romeo’s cover and rendition of Slick Rick – Teenage Love but with updated production and instrumentation to fit the contemporary sound of 2001. Lil Romeo explains why little soldiers need love with the song Little Soldiers Need Love Too. Little soldiers need love. Little kisses and hugs.

Notice how the lyrics to the chorus were rapped in similar form to Slick Rick – Teenage Love.

[Chorus: Lil’ Romeo]
Little soldiers need love
Little soldiers need love
Little soldiers need love
Don’t, Don’t, Don’t hurt me again
Little soldiers need love
Little soldiers need love
Little soldiers need love
Don’t, Don’t, Don’t hurt me again

Lil Romeo explained the relationship he had with his previous girlfriend. The first time he saw her, he just had to speak because it was love at first sight which was meant to be. There was some something about her that touched his heart. She made him blush when they were in school. Haters were constantly hating and always talking about them. They were going to be together to end regardless of what they said. She was his little dime piece and future wifey. They rode bumper cars and rollercoasters together. Romeo was keepin’ it real. That’ why her friends didn’t like her. They were jealous because they wanted a little soldier like him.

4 months had passed they were still passing (pitching) letters in class. She was always making him laugh. He thought about her everyday. Sometimes he would dream about her. It wouldn’t be fair if he had to go on without her. He knew so much about her. He will remember her forever.

Romeo finds out that his girlfriend is moving 1,000 miles away which is far away. They had been for 2 years. Now everything they hoped for is ruined. How could she leave? How could she do this to him? She said she would never desert him. How could she hurt Romeo? Romeo can’t believe he’s never gonna see her again.

These feelings that Romeo had for her were mutual. She was his first kiss and his first love. They can’t even hug because they are 1,000 miles away from each other. That is how far apart they are from each other. If they could do it all over, Romeo would keep it the same.Prince said sometimes love comes to an end. Romeo realizes he was too young to be in love. How foolish of him.

Your ABC’s is a children’s nursery rhyme which is performed in the form of a children’s rap song with simplistic lyrics and rhymes. All of which is performed by Lil Romeo.

(Lil Romeo)
A for apple
B is for ball
Me and C went shopping at the mall
D came over in a E class Benz
So F started fighting one of his friends

S for Soulja Music we be layin it down
T is for teaching
U is for united
V is for very important players invited

When I Get Grown is the chill laid back which explained the things Lil Romeo will do once he gets grown and reached the point of adulthood. But for now he’d like to chill here and keep it real. When Lil Romeo got grown, he was gonna cherish that big house on the hill. He had hopes and dreams.

Lil Romeo was pretty woke at that age especially with lyrics he put in this song. “I seen kids on drugs go to school and commit crimes/We use to fight each other but now it’s techs and knifes/Stay in school get a job education it goes far/Man, it’s gotta be more to life than just jewelry and cars”

Remember discusses the memories Lil Romeo had with his first girlfriend. Remember is a bouncy pop song backed by a single acoustic guitar over simple beats.

Romeo and his girlfriend both love each other. They both care for each other. He remembers their first kiss and their first dance. He remembers the first time they met she was quiet as kept. She had cubic dimples and hair done in barrettes. She was someone who would ride with him. Be a friend and spend time with him. This is how it ought to be. They had the sweet memories of riding on swings giving her candy rings. And going on school field trips together.

Where They At was one of the rougher songs on the album with that Dirty South sound in the production and lyrics. For those who didn’t know, Lil D was the one rapping and chanting during the chorus. A bunch of references to simplistic children’s nursery rhymes are made throughout the song in the form of rap. For example, Nick -nat-patty-wat give a dog a bone and big bad wolf.

Game is another Lil Romeo and Afficial joint collaboration with those hot beats produced by No Limit in-house producers Myke Diesel and XL. They discuss how they are going to change this game throughout the song.

Lil Romeo explains why you don’t want to mess with him on the song Don’t Want To as he a lyrical beast with his uncle Silkk The Shocker. That Down South stuff is groovy.

Y’all don’t really want to mess with Lil Romeo. Y’all better respect his G. You better think before you step to him. He is from the CP3 better known as Calliope Projects.

Y’all really down to ride with Lil Romeo, Soulja Music, and No Limit? Cross side and get wild with them? Get it crunk all the way live with them? So Cross side and get wild with them. So get it crunk and all the way live with them. From the South to the Eastside with them.

Let’s get it on. Lil Romeo is bad to the bone. Edgin on yo dome. What you know about a baby hummer sittin on chrome? He makes moves like he is grown with a style of his own. See the ice around his neck? He goes to school in a Range Rover. He is/was a 5th grader with a $70 dollar phone and two way pager. I wreck mics rip shows and kick floors as he has got flavor in other words. That is why he is a major deal. Lil Romeo’s got y’all throwin them bo’s. If you are/were hating, then stop that.

He’s what you been missing. Lil Romeo is that cool cat nice with the ball who hits jumpers and score nicer than y’all. You better take your points cause you might not score. He’s been practicing since the age of 4. He’s got my mind right as he is up in the limelight. He is dangerous in so many ways. Sounds like a wild animal which needs to be in a cage. A lil soulja is what they call him.

The song called What was notable for having those hot beats. Now those hot speaker pounding beats were produced by Myke Diesel himself.

Lil Romeo and Lil Zane performed a beautiful rendition and cover of Sting – Take My Breath Away with the song Take My Pain Away. The song deals with the pain of losing a love one. The song served as the closer to his debut album.

Every time someone is born, someone else has to die. Seeing people die for/with no purpose. All your family and friends shed tears. We try to understand why as every year goes by. Where do we go from here is the big question. Where do we go from here? What did we do to deserve this? The fast life is much too short. The world is too much to take your (and our) pain away.

I rate this album 5/5*****!

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