Album Review: Kid Sister – ‘Ultraviolet’ (Fool’s Gold)

Not all grown up just yet, but she’s on her way there

You might recognise [b]Kid Sister[/b] from [b]The Count & Sinden[/b]’s [b]‘Beeper’[/b]. Oh, and on [b]‘Pro Nails’[/b], the last track [b]Kanye[/b] did before he discovered the wonders of Auto-Tune. This Chi-town lady is fast approaching 30, and doing anything but acting her age. If you’re looking for hard-hitting, fast-spitting, rap-as-a-discourse, then this probably isn’t the right place. Mainly focused on dancing, cocktails and nail art, it’s an energy-drink fuelled, Cobra Snake-shot party record. Opener and lead single [b]‘Right Hand Hi’[/b] proclaims her mantra – [i]“Hi I’m Kid Sister/And I’m stacking money/Drinking all night/Got you feeling right”[/i]. It’s not Talib Kweli. But that doesn’t mean it’s not fun. [b]Kid Sister[/b]’s not all grown up just yet, but she’s on her way there.

[b]Ailbhe Malone[/b]

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