The Bottom Line
Kid Sister (Melissa Young) attained national prominence by parlaying a cute song about mile-long acrylic nails into hip-pop success. "Pro Nails," Kid Sister's first single, enjoyed a commercial boost from its Kanye West cameo and became an instant club hit. Ultraviolet plays like a 40-minute extension of that song.
- Insanely energetic
- Lacks variety
- Ultraviolet is the debut album of Chicago rapper Kid Sister
- It was previously titled Dream Date
- DJ A-Trak served as the album's Executive Producer
Guide Review - Kid Sister - 'Ultraviolet' (Fool's Gold/Downtown)
Can a pop-rap neophyte overcome the utterly mind-blowing spectacle of a glossy surface? Well, Kid Sister isn't afraid to try. Dream Date captures the massive energy of the Chicago rapper, but not without a price. Along with her charming spitfire comes the familiar baggage - syrupy hooks and headache-inducing dance beats. For much of Ultraviolet Kid Sis serves up infectious dance jams that make it impossible to listen to the album while sitting still.
Ultraviolet (Fool's Gold/Downtown) is akin to Christmas candy; some ridiculously delicious selections abound, but if you consume too much you'll quickly get sick of it.Released: November 17, 2009
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