12 Inches of Snow (1993) When dancehall's tendrils extended into mainstream culture, it became inevitable that a white star would eventually emerge. Meet Snow, a 22-year-old Canadian who attempts a… Snow Hip-Hop/Rap Pop
Music Review

12 Inches of Snow (1993)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: Snow; Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop

When dancehall's tendrils extended into mainstream culture, it became inevitable that a white star would eventually emerge. Meet Snow, a 22-year-old Canadian who attempts a shower of reggae rants, hip-hop rhymes, and sensitive crooning on his debut, 12 Inches of Snow. But it doesn't all stick. Ragamuffin toasts, like the slippery and tuneful hit ''Informer,'' score musical points, but Snow's beige-boy raps and color-me-off-key singing fall flat. B-

Originally posted Feb 26, 1993 Published in issue #159 Feb 26, 1993 Order article reprints