Review: Lil Romeo – Romeoland

Review: Lil Romeo – Romeoland

Lil Romeo – Romeoland was one of those kid friendly pop albums which has that 2000s sound. Everything about the album screams 2000s. You can hear the influence Southern rap, pop rap, and children’s music has on this album. Many of his songs have catchy simplistic lyrics, over the top chanting, uptempo drum patterns, and obnoxiously loud synths. All while keeping it kid friendly for children and family. Love ballads such as My Cinderella, My Girlfriend, Missin’ You, and The One are on his 2004 album.

His album was released when Southern rap was being a mainstay and was already mainstream. Rap was starting to become generic sounding at this point which is why Romeo received some flack and hate from rap fans, stans, and hip hop heads.

Myke Diesel produced a bulk of the album while Nick Cannon produced songs such as My Cinderella and The One. Myke Diesel produced those fire beats for the entire album. Of course Myke Diesel has produced many songs for Lil Romeo throughout the 2000s. That is why you can hear his sound and work all over the album. His production never fails to disappoint.

Now look at the lettering and design of the album. Romeo was inspired by Disneyland when he came up with the design and concept for his album cover. He used the bright iconic white Disney™ font for the lettering. Instead of “DISNEYLAND”, you have “ROMEOLAND”. Romeoland is a theme park which bears and resembles similarities to Disneyland. Notice the red ferris wheels in the background. Romeo decided to use the theme park design for his album since kids love theme parks.

Bobblehead was the catchy lead single for his 2004 album Romeoland. Everything about this song from the beats to the synths, horns, and pads along with lyrics screams mid-2000s. You can hear the influence Southern rap, pop rap, and children’s music have on this song. His cousin Lil D raps a verse on the song.

The song is memorable for its catchy lyrics and horns. The chorus is no exception. The catchy lyrics to the chorus which went like this.

I didn’t come to run, I came to make you move
Take it to the floor, and act a fool
Shake it, shake it, shake it like a bobblehead
Shake it, shake it, shake it like a bobblehead

Now Lil Romeo does use some kid friendly lyrics in the song such as “You got ants in your pants and you need to dance/Bounce up and down like a rubberband”

Here are some of the catchy lyrics that were used in the song.

Work ya body, move your feet
Bounce it like a ball, shake it to the beat

Go shorty, it’s your birthday
Like you school bell ring on the first day
Move it like a fly girl

You got ants in your pants and you need to dance
Bounce up and down like a rubberband

Lil Romeo didn’t come to run. He came to make you move. So take it to the floor and act a fool. Shake it, shake it, shake it like a bobblehead.

Romeo’s in the house and the party is pumpin’. The crowd is jumpin’. Everyone is ecstatic. Work your body and move your feet. Bounce it like a ball and shake it to the beat. Go shorty, it’s your birthday. Like you school bell ring on the first day. Move it like a fly girl.

Lil D is in here. You know that his wrist glow. If you came to party, shorty, you and Lil D can take it to the floor. If your girl wants to leave, Lil D suggests you let her go. So you better stay in line.

Making moves like a rollercoaster. Lean low then shake them shoulders. But first, you gotta bounce to this. Lil D’s chain so icy even his diamonds got diamonds. Lil D was born to be a soldier and has got a heart of a lion. No Limit don’t mess with no fakers. They’ll make you lose your squad like the LA Lakers.

Lil Romeo is just chillin and them girls are partying. He is trying to see if they can move like Indians. You know work it a little bit. Dip it low a little bit like Christina Milian. Lil Romeo is like 50 and Young Buck because he always roll with banks. So you know what’s up.

If you don’t like Lil Romeo, then you not with him. But its most likely that he’s got the tank with him all over the globe, He is a coast to coast G. A living legend like Mike and Kobe. If you don’t know then don’t speak about him. His flow too sick and too hard to fix. You’ll probably need some medical attention for this.

Lil Romeo pays homage and tribute to The Notorious B.I.G. with these lyrics in Verse 1. “Girl you looking cute, you came to dance/I’m like Biggie, baby give me one more chance”

Everything about Whoodihoop screams 2000s. Especially 2004. This is because Whoodihoop has those catchy simplistic lyrics, over the top chanting, whistles, medium bass, uptempo drum patterns, and obnoxiously loud synths.

Here is one example of how catchy this song really is.

Whoodihoop, whoodihoop
Whoodihoop, whoodihoop
Whoodihoop, whoodihoop
Where them boys at
Where them girls at
Where them boys at
Where them girls at
Lean back, lean back
Lean back, lean back
Where them lil soldiers at? (lean back)
Where them lil soldiers at? (lean back)

Lil Romeo manages took his tough son of a hustler persona without being too explicit on the song Stomped Out. Myke Diesel produced those fire beats. Many of his songs have catchy lyrics over uptempo drum patterns and obnoxiously loud synths. This song is no exception.

Stomped Out has several references to basketball plays such as Vince Carter and Jason Kidd since basketball is Romeo’s favorite sport. That is why the song revolves around the theme of basketball. Hence the sports references.

If you ain’t with Lil Romeo’s team, you can get stomped out. When he gets crunk, go and get stomped out. If you’re hatin on Lil Romeo’s team, you can get stomped out.

Kinda like Pierce in Boston, the truth is back. Now the Diesel on his team and his name ain’t Shaq. Lil Romeo’s team is stacked because he only rolls with the best. Best believe that he’s got back-up. He’s leading the pack like his name was Garnett.

But that don’t stop him from jumping up when Kobe Bryant jams a 36 and dunks. He makes it happen like Jason Kidd whenever he dunks the ball. Lil Romeo is half amazing like Vince Carter, dawg.

Lil Romeo is going straight to the pros. Then he’s going to college. Now he ain’t Lebron James but he is the youngest in the game. And he put it through the net like he was from New Jersey wearing a throwback jersey. He likes basketball games with a real good pace. Thats why he is watching Indiana take on Yao Ming. He is #1 like Tracy McGrady with a deadly jumpshot.What can I tell you? Lil Romeo was born to ball. His game’s so sick. His jumpoffs are so tricky.

My Cinderella was the lead single from Lil Romeo’s 2004 album which featured guest vocals and production work from Nick Cannon. The chorus heavily relies on sampling Shai – If I Ever Fall in Love. The chorus retains the original lyrics from that Shai song.

Lil Romeo is looking for a Juliet who will console him whenever he is troubled or something is bothering him. A little tight shawty who knows how to hold him tight. A little attitude but not controlling. A shawty with them pink Nike’s and them passion jeans. He needs a girl sweet as a dove. Romeo sees and realizes he needs loving. He is looking for a Cinderella.

I rate this album 4/5****!


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