In a Word or 2 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… In a Word or 2 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… Monie Love Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

In a Word or 2 (1993)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Monie Love; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

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+

Originally posted Apr 09, 1993 Published in issue #165 Apr 09, 1993 Order article reprints
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