Release Date: Sep 22, 2009
Record label: Epic
Genre(s): Rap, Reggae
The good news is that with Tomorrow, the Jamaican-born, Miami-raised singer Sean Kingston has matured from the precocious 16-year-old found on his debut into the much cooler and natural 19-year-old found here. Musically, he hasn't evolved a lick. This means the highly polished, Island-flavored, hip-hop-influenced R&B of his debut is back, although this time the gimmicky ideas come off as more clever than cute.
Is Sean Kingston the new Haddaway? With his mindless Euro-dance-inflected FM reggae club bangers, it's easy to imagine the next generation's A Night At The Roxbury dudes accosting women on the dance floor to the incessant thump of Kingston's latest hit, Fire Burning. [rssbreak] And, like Haddaway asking that timeless question What Is Love? in 93, 19-year-old Kingston spends much of his sophomore album considering the same conundrum over 808s and neon synths, Auto-Tune cranked to 11. Face Drop sees Kingston's ex-girl getting her comeuppance for underestimating him, while Why U Wanna Go finds the singer bartering promises of Gucci for his woman's affection.
The teen behind 2007’s ”Beautiful Girls” has already scored another hit with ”Fire Burning.” Kingston spends the rest of his sophomore album, Tomorrow, further exploring that tune’s vaguely reggae-flavored brand of sub-T-Pain electro-pop. Though he’s got plenty of hooks, personality is in much shorter supply. No self-respecting artist should have to rely on appearances from the likes of Good Charlotte and Wyclef Jean to break up the monotony of his own performances.