The single Ta Da by Lil Mo was released on Elektra Records in 2000 in order to promote and popularize her debut album Based On A True Story. This single is also an album sampler as well that came with minute long to minute in-a-half long snippets of songs that are going to be/were going to be on Lil Mo’s debut album Based On A True Story.
Some songs did not make the final cut of Based On A True Story. Think R&B/Soul ballads meet hardcore street raps on hip-hop beats. A lot of songs that are/were supposed to be on Based On A True Story were real life events that were based on Lil Mo’s life. That goes for the songs on this single. Lil Mo fans remember buying Ta Da in 2000 when it first came out on CD and cassette. (As well as vinyl too!) However most Lil Mo fans were upset when Starstruck and a handful of other songs did not make it onto Based On A True Story.
Ta Da was chosen by Elektra Records due to the lack of success from Lil Mo’s previous singles 5 Minutes and If You Wanna Dance because those songs when they were released as singles did not chart. I remember there was a time that 5 Minutes and If You Wanna Dance were to be the leading singles for the Based on a True Story album. I agree with Elektra’s decision that Ta Da was a good choice for the lead single of the debut Based On A True Story album. I was in favor of that particular decision back then in 2000 as well!
Ta Da is a lovely magical song dedicated and aimed to all the ladies out there men that are unfaithful and are cheating on other women. There is a point in females lives where they want to claim their independence. However the music video wasn’t promoted as well as it should have been. Critics did think of the song Ta Da as male–bashing content. Ta Da was a good lead single that had a lot of potential for some radioplay. On a plus note, Pam Olivia of Vybe, D’Andrea Foster, and Shae Jones contributed in the role of background vocals.
However the music video wasn’t promoted as well as it should have been. Critics did think of the song Ta Da as male–bashing content. Ta Da was a good lead single that had a lot of potential for some radioplay. On a plus note, Pam Olivia of Vybe, D’Andrea Foster, and Shae Jones contributed in the role of background vocals.
My Story is an autobiographical song about Lil Mo. This song is her life story basically. She sings her ass off in the chorus and as a solo artist on this song of hers. She makes it be known to the world that she wants to be known as a singer and as a superstar. It is a positive and uplifting song about what she goes through because she’s just like you. The electronics used are great!
Lil Mo takes us back to where it all started at the very beginning of My Story. She was a little girl from Long Island, New York. Thinking back when it all started, she always had big dreams. Lil Mo wanted to be a superstar. She said she was touched by God. Now she can tell the world all about it.
Her life, heart, and story are everything to her that she wants to share with you. It’s the answer to the calling and now the whole world can see Lil Mo as a superstar. In each and everybody there is a Lil Mo.
They gotta know about her and feel the love. She has to show them all. From the biggest to the small, the bottom of her heart. To the depths of her soul. About she made it through the fire and came out pure as gold.
Starstruck was a song produced by Missy Elliott for Lil Mo’s Based On A True Story album in 2000. This song was based on a true story. Missy Elliott does a superb herb job of doing her rap ad-libs as she always does! To most Lil Mo fans, Starstruck should have been a lead single. Starstruck had a lot of potential for some radioplay but Elektra disagreed with that option. Starstruck should’ve had a music video done as well. Starstruck should have been a lead single. Starstruck had a lot of potential for some radioplay but Elektra disagreed with that option.
The song Starstruck was based on a true story. Starstruck was dedicated to former boyfriend who was a boy in Lil Mo’s class when she was in high school. The boy who used to tease her constantly which is who the entire song is aimed at. Now he wants to be around Lil Mo due to her fame and social status in the music industry. She kindly tells him to back off. The boy is starstruck by Lil Mo.
The song Starstruck goes went to that boy who used to laugh at Lil Mo! He pulled her hair and snapped on her gear. Lil Mo knows she shouldn’t have wrote this song but doesn’t regret a thing about writing the song Starstruck. Now Lil Mo gave this boy something to laugh about now! This boy used to treat her badly. He didn’t care what she had to say. This boy used to laugh at Lil Mo’s petite shape (body figure). Now he say Lil Mo off the chain and that she blows him away!
Look how the tables turned. Now he’s got so much to say about Lil Mo’s fame and stardom. Could it be the money, videos, and fly cars? The boy wants Lil Mo because he’s starstruck! Now he’s trying to get backstage during Lil Mo’s concerts and tours. Look at how things have changed. Lil Mo is now grown up and filled out in every place. He’s all up in her face because he sees that Lil Mo is getting paid as a musician artist. But too bad! He can’t be down with Lil Mo. If that boy had been much more good to Lil Mo then things would be different.
Enter stage Missy Elliott. She is the bitch like she told him. Why is that boy all up in Missy’s grill like he knows her? She had all these clothing styles and personalities WAY before this boy did. That boy needs to stop talking all that junk and slow down. Missy Elliott used to be a nobody until 1996 when she blew up big on Gina Thompson’s song The Things You Do. Every show Missy Elliott performs at, she earns $1 million for every appearance at every show in other words. Missy Elliott did make it hot like Nicole Wray did in 1998! She knows how to break it down to the floor.
Saturday is a song explains how a man who loved Lil Mo was dating someone else behind her back and ignoring her. He was dating someone else behind her back without her knowing. The song has an upbeat vibe to it hence its upbeat nature. The song itself is quite fast paced.
Lil Mo calls the man she is dating over the telephone at the very beginning of the song only to find out his number has been disconnected as the operator states. She sighs inn disbelief. This is the point where she starts singing.
He said he had to leave. He promised Lil Mo he would be with her on Saturday. But he said he had things he had to do. He had errands he had to make. His priorities were in other places. Now it’s Monday. Lil Mo has not seen or heard from him. How much more time does he need? She let it marinate but now she’s getting worried as it’s Wednesday.
She believed him when he said he would love Lil Mo for always. But always ended Saturday. How could he look Lil Mo in her face knowing he was with someone else in the first place?
She even drove by his apartment. She saw a For Sale sign. He up and moved away. He could’ve at least called her. According to him, it was over. But now they are closer than they ever were. Now they are closer than they ever were. He swore to Lil Mo.
He took a piece of her when he walked away last Saturday. She would’ve thought he’d be the one good in her mind. Lil Mo finds out toward the end of the song that he did not love her. He loved someone else instead. Her man was cheating Lil Mo.
I rate this single 5/5*****!