Tweet : Southern Hummingbird
Missy Elliott protégé's so-so debut...
‘Southern Hummingbird’ is an agreeable if rarely thrilling collection of R&B (see ‘Oops’ and ‘Call Me’), soul (‘Smoking Cigarettes’) and disco (‘Boogie 2nite’) singles. But as an album ‘…Hummingbird’ lacks front to back cohesiveness, while Tweet is short on the vocal character necessary to truly bring these beats to life. Then again, if it’s the future of R&B we’re after, maybe we should be looking to our own Ms Dynamite, rather than Missy‘s Tweet.