P.O.S. :: Chill, dummyDoomtree RecordsAuthor: Patrick TaylorI've been a fan of Stefon "P.O.S." Alexander since his debut nearly 10 years ago. On "Audition" and 2009's "Never Better," he proved himself to be one of the few artists who could successfully meld punk rock and hip-hop. Fellow Minnesotans ….
The Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am has kept plenty busy over the past few years, crafting diverse tracks for everyone from Justin Timberlake to Talib Kweli to Sergio Mendes. Given that some of the rapper-producer’s least profound work — bubblegum cheer-hop like Fergie’s ”Fergalicious” and the Peas’ own ”My Humps” — has also been his best-received, it’s no shocker that he would choose a similar direction for his own project. Indeed, the only surprise on Songs About Girls, will.i.am’s first solo effort on a major label, is that he has miraculously managed to transport us to an even flimsier dimension of vulgar dance music.
Fergie's successful (and rather schizophrenic) solo album, The Dutchess, must have gotten Black Eyed Peas' frontman, Will.I.Am, pretty jazzed about putting together his own over-the-top solo album. And why not? The man is at a career high, riding a wave of accolades that includes some excellent production credits for talent such as Mary J. Blige, Talib Kweli and Kelis.
Review Summary: A vapid, near-worthless dud from the Black Eyed Peas lynchpin.Here's a cool word I found.je·june (jə-jūn') pronunciationadj.1. Not interesting; dull.2. Lacking maturity; childish.3. Lacking in nutrition.[From Latin iēiūnus: meager, dry, fasting.]You can also use 'jejunely' and 'jejuneness'.