On Face the Nation, Kid ‘N Play continue to do what they’ve done solidly on their last two albums: perform accessible, life’s-a-party rap. But it sounds as if they’ve been a bit distracted by all their outside projects, from Sprite commercials to the sequel to their hit movie, House Party. The album certainly isn’t bad, just workmanlike — and yet Kid ‘N Play have their moments. The first single, ”Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody,” is catchy, catchy, catchy: The bass jiggles with glee and the two sung choruses will reverberate in your head for days. Of course, Kid ‘N Play rap, too: Rather than dazzling you with lyrics about mean streets, they spend most of their time egging you on to have a good time and telling you how much fun they’re having. Sometimes that’s just what you need. B
Face the NationOn Face the Nation, Kid 'N Play continue to do what they've done solidly on their last two albums: perform accessible, life's-a-party...Face the NationHip-Hop/RapOn Face the Nation, Kid 'N Play continue to do what they've done solidly on their last two albums: perform accessible, life's-a-party...1991-10-25
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Producer (group): Select
Posted October 25 1991 — 12:00 AM EDT
- See Britney Spears dance to Adele's 'Hello'
- Box office report: 'Mockingjay' tops Thanksgiving weekend
- Jennifer Lawrence will keep working with David O. Russell until he dies
- Zoe Saldana goes green (again) for 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'
- Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele are engaged
- Adele’s '25' smashes records with first-week album sales
- Listen to David Tennant explain Einstein's theory of general relativity