Review: Lil Romeo – Lil Romeo European CD sampler

The Lil Romeo – Lil Romeo European CD sampler was a compact disc sampler for Lil Romeo’s self-titled album and debut album in 2001. The album was given and passed around to Virgin branches located in European countries such as France, Belgium, Ireland, United Kingdom, and Germany. But the Lil Romeo European CD sampler was most passed around in France.

The Lil Romeo European CD sampler has the words “Echantillon Promotionnel Interdit A La Vente” on the label sticker. This CD sampler was issued in a standard jewel case with front insert with a tracklist but did not have a rear insert. What’s special about the Lil Romeo – Lil Romeo European CD sampler are the 2 unreleased songs which you cannot find anywhere else which are Just a Kid and Ballin’. Those 2 songs can only be found on this CD.

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.

XL, Myke Diesel, C-Los, 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.

Just a Kid was a song Lil Romeo wrote for his debut album which for some reason did not make the final cut or tracklist. Who knows what the reasons were as to why this song was unreleased. Could have been sample clearance issues, creative control, or timing. Regardless of what the reasons may have been, this is one kid friendly pop rap song. The song is short and sweet in nature. The duration of Just a Kid is 3:57.

Lil Romeo is the one with the crushed out tank. Lil Romeo is the one who is making young girls faint. Lil Romeo doesn’t smoke and is too young to drink. He is just a kid but got has got a million dollars in the bank. ($1,000,000 dollars).

Lil Romeo has that sharp brown skin. He can always be found in that Dirty South. Chicks say he’s expanded. Lil Romeo goes all out until they fall out.

When Lil Romeo goes shopping at the mall, he buys the mall out. That includes everything from kids meals to big wheels. He did deals at 11 years old. Girls screamin’ he’s so cute in they gym gear. Lil Romeo is gonna win here. He will not lose. Lil Romeo will come back and kick that flow as he rip that show he is performing at. By the next time Lil Romeo is around you’ll know I ain’t playin’, boy. It’s time yo make room for Ro’.

Lil Romeo is rocking center stage. Killing it with his dark shades and corn braids as he kicks that flow. Lil Romeo is a little man doing big things. A man of his word He earns everything he deserves through hard work and dedication. Get out and get your own. Stop playing around. Life is about making calls. His father Master P said the strong survive while the weak fall. So Lil Romeo stuck with it and pressed his luck with it. He imagined it. Now he is on stage getting crunk with it at shows and on TV. Make way as Lil Romeo is the hottest thing in the industry today. All he sees is the future. By the time Lil Romeo is 16, he’ll be the best rapper in the game and in the genre of hip hop/rap. The world of hip hop/rap is gonna change.

Lil Romeo encourages children and his fans to get everything they deserve through hard work and dedication. Lil Romeo explains that life is about making calls and decision making. That is what the lyrics in Verse 2 indicate.

[Verse 2]
Center stage, dark shades to corn braids
I’m a little man
You know doin’ big things, man of my word
Earn everything I deserve
Hard work and dedication
Man get out and get your own, stop playin’ ball
Life is about makin’ calls
My dad said the strong survive while the weak fall
So I stuck wit it
Pressed my luck wit it
Imagined it
Now I’m on stage gettin’ crunk wit it
Make way, I’m the hottest thing in da industry today
All I see is the future cause I’m feelin’ the A
After me the world of hiphop gonna change
By the time I’m 16 I’ll be the best in the game

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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