Look up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s SuperWoman!, affectionately known as Lil’ Mo. Marking a decade since the release of her debut album, Based on a True Story, Lil’ Mo is plotting to reestablish herself in the world of R&B. In the early part of the millennium, the Missy Elliott protégé became the quintessential element of chart-topping collaborative anthems. Lil’ Mo accompanied an abundance of notable hip-hop artists, including Jay-Z on “Parking Lot Pimpin” and Ja Rule on “Put It On Me” and “I Cry”. Lil’ Mo seemingly harnessed all of the chemistry derived from her many hip-hop collaborations, when she collaborated with, the then virtually unknown, Faboulous, on “Superwoman (Part II-Remix)”. Despite her innate ability to combine her soulful voice with quick-tempo hip-hop compositions, things became dismal for the sultry recording artist. After savoring moderate freshman success with her first album, Lil’ Mo experienced an unfavorable reception with her two follow-up albums, The Girl Next Door (2003) and Pain and Paper (2007), the latter barely sold over one hundred thousand units.
Not to be dismissed as a flash in the pan, Lil’ Mo has solidified her significance between now and the release of her last album by exercising her entrepreneurial talents. She is a top-rated radio host, producer, and television professional. Her new album PS: I Love Me, slated for release in November, spearheads her return to music. The album’s lead single is “I Love Me” featuring Tweet. “I Love Me” is an up tempo ballad reminiscent of the Lil’ Mo many of her fans are used to. Her powerful voice still resonates, and that undeniable urban flare is still apparent, the only difference is her game plan for infiltrating the industry once again.



Jay Rasean


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