Kid Sister – Ultraviolet
3 stars out of 5
Kid Sister has been a favorite of many with her under the radar hit “Pro Nails”, which featured a co-sign by Kanye West. Well, Kanye’s DJ A-trak is Kid Sister’s producer so you see where that came from. However, aside from all that, the oft-delayed debut album Ultraviolet album has finally released and is an interesting body of work that stands on its own. Peep the video for the first single “Right Hand Hi” here.
Admittedly, this is probably a niche album at best and may not be your cup of tea. But Kid Sister has an interesting slant on hip-hop, mixing it with Chicago house, electronica, Dirty South, R&B and more. It’s a fun cocktail that goes down surprisingly smooth and reinvigorates my love for rhythms outside the usual that hip-hop produces en masse these days.
Standout cuts include the single “Right Hand Hi” in which Melisa flips a dance/techno beat into a dope hip-hop anthem, the strangely soulful, Cee-Lo assisted “Daydreaming”, the instantly danceable “Switchboard” (which is a direct Chicago music scene nod), “Get Fresh” with its pounding handclaps, beat & bass, and my favorite “54321″, with it’s time changes, hook and quick tight rhymes.
Overall, Kid Sister keeps it fun lyrically, tight rhythmically and fresh musically. This is a fun musical endeavor that you could listen to on a Saturday while you’re cleaning and running errands. It’s energetic and moves a constant, consistent pace with enough variety to keep you interested all along the way. What hip-hop album has done that for you lately?