Saturday, July 16, 2016

Lil Debbie has a lot to learn about rap and rapping after ‘Debbie’ debut

Debbie by Lil Debbie
Though Lil Debbie (Jordan Capozzi from Albany, CA) was axed, by her own account of the backstory, from former trio White Girl Mob (Kreayshawn, V-Nasty, Lil Debbie), she’s shared more albums than each of her group mates, on the order of around seven over the last four years. The ornery, fun-seeking Bay resident though is in artistic stylistic torpor on her latest effort, Debbie (July 15, Lil Debbie Records), using some of the most basic of rhyme schemes for the whole thing and sounding off like a sassy street girl with nothing better on her mind to say than proclamations of her unproven greatness and superiority (to “b*tches” mostly). It’s absolutely mind-blowing and a wonder why the twenty-six year old Capozzi hasn’t inserted any good bits of wisdom or level headed sense into her raps here nor any unexpected shocking statements. Standard buzzy synth beats slapped with a serious dose of trappy sobriety make up the production and besides Deb, amateur emcee Starrah and Njomza show but with that guest arrangement it’s like who cares. Unhappily, Debbie lacks all the things that make the best hip-hop albums great – interesting stories, brilliant messages and revelations, creative advanced wordplay, inventive beat construction, and invited friends that actually bring a good deal of something substantial to the table. Many were hoping that Lil Debbie would come through and represent well for her demographic in hip-hop with the Debbie album, but unfortunately, that’s not the case.
1 out of 5 stars

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