Review: Lil Mo – There’s Something About Me

Review: Lil Mo – There’s Something About Me

Lil Mo – There’s Something About Me is an interesting release which flew below the music radar and went unnoticed. This was one of those crunk R&B albums which went overlooked. The crunk R&B songs were Baby Mama Drama and Ghetto Snappin’ with D4L. Lil Mo shows her more feminine side on songs such as “Appreciate Me”, “I Can’t Let U Down”, “Will Never Do That”, and the titular track “There’s Something About Me”.

The album Lil Mo – There’s Something About Me was the precursor to the Pain & Paper album before being retitled to Pain & Paper. The Lil Mo – There’s Something About Me album was supposed to be released under Mike Jones’ Ice Age Entertainment Lil Mo during March 2007. However this did not happen as Lil Mo retitled the album from “There’s Something About Me” to “Pain & Paper”. She decided to release the Pain & Paper album on her HoneyChild label independently.

The album Lil Mo – There’s Something About Me featured labelmates D4L and Mike Jones along with Pussycat Dolls singer Melody Thornton and Free. Producers for the album were Jazze Pha, Stargate, Sean Garrett, and Ne-Yo.

Now interestingly enough, some of the songs from this album were used on her 2007 album Pain & Paper. The songs that were pulled from her There’s Something About Me album and used on her 2007 album Pain & Paper were Sometimes I, Sexy Pictures, I Need You Now, Pain & Paper, and Officially Hollywood. Songs such as Appreciate Me, I Can’t Let U Down, Will Never Do That, Life’s Lessons, and There’s Something About Me remain unreleased.

Sumtimes I is a song about 2 worlds with 2 girls which turns into a love triangle. You know. 2 worlds with 2 girls, it turns into a love triangle. Lil Mo is in love with another man who is already in a committed relationship with another woman. This is turn creates a love triangle between the three. Sometimes Lil Mo lays in her bed and thinks about what would it be like if he was in her life by her side. Sometimes she wishes he was her man.

So as he zooms on. Blowing smoke to get the scent of perfume off his clothing. He tries to make it home at a decent time so he doesn’t look suspicious. He checks his cell phone, erases all the pictures, delete texts, and delete emails. He crept through the house like he was on eggshells. He was almost in bed until she beeped his Nextel phone.

He makes Lil Mo happy. And she doesn’t wanna go home to her residence. Spending all those nights alone. You know she’d rather to get with him than leave him alone. Because he knows just what to say to Lil Mo. It seems like he understands her. He knows her just like a book. Just like the back of his hand.

Sometimes Lil Mo lays in her bed and thinks about what would it be like if he was in her life by her side. Sometimes she wishes he was her man.

Because he’d be checking up on her. He would make sure that she is ok. He says that if she needs anything he’s a phone call away. Because Lil Mo’s own man don’t take the time. He don’t understand. He treats her like she wants to be treated but he is not her man.

Sometimes she wishes he was her man. So she would be more secure. He knows her just like a book. Just like the back of his hand.

No Hotel is a song that women that are dating in the relationship game can relate to. Do not allow a man to come into your home and leave when he wants or just whenever he pleases to! It’s sickening when women allow men to take advantage of them while in a relationship.

No Hotel is about a man who is staying in and out of Lil Mo’s house. He must think this is the Holiday Inn. He must think that you can always get in. But does not pay any rent there. He thinks just because he lay his hat there gives him right to be a rolling stone but he was told wrong.

Because it’s not like he lives here. He just stays from time to time. And even though he can get in, Lil Mo is not letting that happen tonight. His key ain’t gonna work tonight because he is about to get evicted. Lil Mo is hanging up her ‘no vacancy’ sign because he missed check in. This house ain’t no hotel tonight. Yes, this is over. It’s over. No do-overs. No more mistakes.

Just Like That is about leaving a man who isn’t faithful to his woman “just like that”. Ladies! If your man is treating you badly, Lil Mo encourages you to part ways in your relationship with him right away. Just like that! It’s so simple! If you listen very closely, punctually at the very end are Lil Mo’s vocals are extremely powerful at the end of this heartbreaking love song.

Ladies, you’ve been here many times before. Thinking should you stay or should you walk right out that door. But you’re afraid to leave. How many times does it really take for him to treat you bad and take his love away? Now you’re telling me he wants to leave. What is there to about? Girl let him leave.

What is there to think Do you know what this means? You can get your life back and your joy back. You can turn your life around because he wasn’t good for you. Just let him go and move on. Let him leave. Because you deserve better girl.

What should you do when he calls your phone? Let the machine say that you’re not at home. And what about those nights when you’re all alone? Girl, it won’t be the first time. You can make it. You gave him everything you had. You were there when no one else was there for him. Now he’s telling you he wants to leave. What should you do? Here’s what you do. Let him leave.

It’s time to let your hair down. Have you some fun. No more giving all of yourself to just anyone. All he did was take you for granted and bring you down. You deserve better and deserve more because you’re all of that. So hold your head up. It’s your time to win. Just like that.

You don’t have to worry about him coming home late. You don’t have to make his stupid plate of food for him. You ain’t gotta smell those stinky feet all up on you. Just like that. What is there to think about? Do you know what this means? You can get your life back. You can get your joy back. You can turn your life around because he wasn’t good for you. Just like that. You got your credit back. You got your car and your house back. Kids. Everything. You’ve even got back your self esteem. Now don’t look back.

Ghetto Snappin’ with D4L was a ghetto crunk R&B song with Lil Mo singing on the chorus. Ghetto Snappin’ was scheduled to be the first single off that album that was to be released in February 2007. However this never happened due to undisclosed reasons.

I rate this album 3/5***.

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