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Voice of the Young People Lil Mama's giddy hit ''Lip Gloss'' entered the hip-hop glamosphere last summer with nothing but a spartan bass line, handclaps, and a simple rap —...Voice of the Young PeopleHip-Hop/Rap Lil Mama's giddy hit ''Lip Gloss'' entered the hip-hop glamosphere last summer with nothing but a spartan bass line, handclaps, and a simple rap —...2008-05-02
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Voice of the Young People

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Lead Performer: Lil Mama; Status: In Season

Lil Mama’s giddy hit ”Lip Gloss” entered the hip-hop glamosphere last summer with nothing but a spartan bass line, handclaps, and a simple rap — ”My lip gloss is cool, my lip gloss be poppin’/I’m standing at my locker, and all the boys keep stoppin”’ — and this precocious energy infuses the teen’s first full-length. Sure, Voice of the Young People can suffer from overblown production, as on the nursery-rhyming ”G-Slide (Tour Bus).” But kids will dig smart, quick cuts like the Southern-fried snap of ”Shawty Get Loose,” featuring Chris Brown, who adds the ”special” to Mama’s sauce. B+
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Originally posted May 2 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT

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