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In a Word or 2After a lot of catfighting with Roxanne Shante following her spritely 1990 hip-hop-pop hits ''Monie in the Middle'' and ''It's a Shame,'' Monie Love goes...In a Word or 2Hip-Hop/RapAfter a lot of catfighting with Roxanne Shante following her spritely 1990 hip-hop-pop hits ''Monie in the Middle'' and ''It's a Shame,'' Monie Love goes...1993-04-09
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In a Word or 2

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Lead Performer: Monie Love; Producer (group): Warner Bros.; Status: In Season

After a lot of catfighting with Roxanne Shante following her spritely 1990 hip-hop-pop hits ”Monie in the Middle” and ”It’s a Shame,” Monie Love goes rapid-fire remorseless (”Mo’ Monie,” ”Sex U All”) but remains so conversational on In a Word or 2. She sits you down on a park bench and kicks chitchat, both rib-tickling (”Greasy”) and guileless (”Full Term Love”). Marley Marl’s Stax horn squeals, snapping beats, and skittery scratches make guest producer Prince seem modest. B+

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