Michael Endelman
October 27, 2006 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Jibbs Feat. Jibbs

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Jibbs
Producers
Geffen
genre
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it a C+

By using the melody from 19th-century folk song ”Turkey in the Straw” (a.k.a. children’s tune ”Do Your Ears Hang Low?”), 15-year-old Jibbs has crafted an instantly recognizable top 10 hit — without paying sampling fees. As it so often goes, ”Chain Hang Low” is the most memorable moment of his competent debut, Jibbs Feat. Jibbs. The St. Louis teen is an impressive, confident rapper, but he spends most of the disc trying out too many different styles — from slow-rolling Houston grooves to Nelly-style pop-rap — instead of defining a sound of his own.

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