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Review: Jerome Childers – Too Old For Me

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If you love Tevin Campbell, Lil Johnny, or Quindon Tarver, then you will love the sounds of Jerome Childers. Remember when Jerome Childers was signed to Bad Boy Records back in the day from 1996 to 1998? That is when Jerome Childers went under the name of Jerome. He was a Bad Boy protege under tutelage of Puff Daddy in 1996. (A child protege at that, who was 11.) He wrote songs, produced, and sang on many hooks during his time on Bad Boy. Jerome is most memorable for his singing though. (He produced for Bad Boy Records and Puff Daddy from 1996 to 2000.)

Producers who contributed their production and sound were Mario Winans, D-Dot, Heavy D, and Teddy Riley. Heck even the Puff Daddy sound can be heard throughout the album. Heavy D and Teddy Riley production sounds really stand out on this amazing album! You can hear Mario Winans work all over this album.

Despite having a buzz single under the most prestigiously known record label of the era, the Jerome – Too Old For Me album never saw an official release as a retail album but instead as an album sampler released as a promo across the United States and Canada. Promo copies of this do exist in limited quantities. The buzz single did not exceed to meet the expectations Bad Boy Records was hoping for in order to become a chart topping success.

To clear out the air from any rumors, no Jerome Childers was not caught in the dressing room masturbating to a picture of Keisha from Total during the recording session for the Too Old For Me music video. That’s total bullshit. Nor was Jerome fired. He was never fired by Puff Daddy or Mase.

Too Old For Me was the buzz single that led Jerome to have popularity in the spotlight for a short period of time. The single was accompanied by a music video which had featured cameos of Puff Daddy, Keisha of Total, LOX, and NORE of course. Too Old For Me has a catchy beat that is still considered memorable to this day. Production for this song was top notch with no flaw.

How Could You Leave is a heartbreak hotel type of song dealing with a relationship where the girlfriend leaves Jerome for someone else to be her new boyfriend. The song mainly revolves around a broken relationship. Betrayal and heartbreak are the themes for this song. After all it’s hard being a young boy in love. He wonders how his girlfriend could leave him for someone else when she was the one for him.

Come Around My Way is a short and sweet song written by Jerome himself. The song lasts more than 2 minutes. Come Around My Way could have been chosen as another buzz single. Puff Daddy dropped the ball here by not doing so. Keisha was a song about a girl Jerome used to know. Keisha was a girl from around the way in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

Despite having a buzz single under the most prestigiously known record label of the era, the Jerome – Too Old For Me album never saw an official release as a retail album but instead as an album sampler released as a promo across the United States and Canada. Promo copies of this do exist in limited quantities. The buzz single did not exceed to meet the expectations Bad Boy Records was hoping for in order to become a chart topping success. Too Old For Me has some amazing singing talent with these ballads.

To clear out the air from any rumors, no Jerome Childers was not caught in the dressing room masturbating to a picture of Keisha from Total during the recording session for the Too Old For Me music video. That’s total bullshit. Nor was Jerome fired. He was never fired by Puff Daddy or Mase.

But the real reason why the Too Old For Me album did not see a proper release is because Jerome fell ill with a certain kind of unpredictable sickness which led him to be released from his recording contract with Bad Boy. Also the album failed to produce any chart topping singles. After awhile he went back to producing for Bad Boy until 2000. Puberty is another key factor that led to his downfall with Bad Boy. His vocals kept changing which made it hard to difficult for him to hit certain notes at different pitches.

Luckily for us, Jerome Childers has bounced back onto the music scene writing, singing, and producing as an independent artist. You can listen to his music on MySpace or purchase a physical copy of his albums through email or CDBaby. He has since released a few albums of his own away from Bad Boy Records. Now he is back to writing and producing.

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

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