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So Uncool
     

So Uncool

4.8 5
by Keke Palmer
 
Age-appropriate pop-R&B albums fronted by teenagers are few and far between. The first album from Akeelah and the Bee star Keke Palmer is one of the few, and it also benefits from not functioning as the joyless and sugar-free version of what's played on the radio and seen on TV. While a good deal of the credit goes to the assortment of high-level songwriters

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Age-appropriate pop-R&B albums fronted by teenagers are few and far between. The first album from Akeelah and the Bee star Keke Palmer is one of the few, and it also benefits from not functioning as the joyless and sugar-free version of what's played on the radio and seen on TV. While a good deal of the credit goes to the assortment of high-level songwriters and producers who collaborated with Palmer -- including the Clutch, Rodney Jerkins, Anthony Dent, and J.R. Rotem -- the album wouldn't be much without Palmer. She's wise beyond her years while acting her age, and she sounds equally comfortable in each of these songs, whether she's dealing with realistic relationship issues, self-worth, escaping harsh realities through music, or being proud of your background while fighting against its misconceptions. Unless your barometer for cool is Pretty Ricky, none of it will seem corny. The biggest highlight is "The Game Song," a playfully dramatic track where Palmer bemoans her boyfriend's diverted attention: "It's like I wasn't even in the room/He was all up in that tic-tic-boom/How you gonna worry 'bout first and ten?/All I'm saying, you really should've put this ten first"; "Smash the controller/Game over."

Product Details

Release Date:
09/18/2007
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678997204
catalogNumber:
289788

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Performance Credits

Keke Palmer   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Fingazz   Background Vocals
Siggy Sjursen   Bass
Candice Nelson   Background Vocals
Erik "Baby Jesus" Coomes   Bass
Prince J.   Bass
LOreal Palmer   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Herbie Hancock   Composer
Rodney Jerkins   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Craig Kallman   Executive Producer
Anthony Dent   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Balewa Muhammad   Composer
Oscar Ramirez   Engineer
Focus   Arranger,Producer,Instrumentation
Fingazz   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Keri Hilson   Composer
Ezekiel Lewis   Composer
Sean Tallman   Engineer
Toby Gad   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Candice Nelson   Composer
Greg Ogan   Engineer
Lyrica Anderson   Composer
Keke Palmer   Composer
Isaac Hayes III "Ike Dirty"   Producer,Engineer
Sharon Palmer   Executive Producer
Rachelle Dupéré   Art Direction
Warren "Oak" Felder   Vocal Producer
Prince J.   Engineer
Jonathan "J.R." Torem   Arranger,Producer,Instrumentation
Atozzio Towns   Composer,Vocal Producer
Ebony Love   Composer
Rob Gold   Producer,Art Manager

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So Uncool 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Wonderfully youthful, with a great mixture of age appropriate dance tracks and slow melodies. In a society where our daughter's think they must "sex it up" to be accepted, Keke Palmer offers a great alternative with So Uncool.
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