PLEASE DON'T SLEEP - Tia
I know some of y'all looked at the video with a side eye and thought, "JoJo? That little Leave(Get Out) girl?"
Yes...HER. JoJo is back on the scene after a much too long hiatus. Her last album, The High Road, was released back in 2006 and charted well with the help of the platinum selling single Too Little, Too Late. But then it was like she fell off the face of the earth. She would randomly pop up in television and movie appearances and I would find myself wondering why she wasn't singing.
I was briefly hopeful when a cover of Drake's Houstatlantavegas popped up on the interwebs.
But then rumors of label disputes dashed any remaining hopes that I may have had for hearing an album any time soon. So you can imagine my surprise and delight when I heard that there was a completely free mixtape dropping this month. After a little digging I found it at rap-up.com. And I must say that not only did JoJo grow up but she had the nerve to get grimey on us.
Apparently getting into a label dispute, breaking up with your boyfriend and life in general will make you write a banging album. If you're one of those people who couldn't appreciate JoJo's vocals because of the material she was singing about, then you should definitely give the Can't Take That Away From Me album a listen. But I'm going to tell you right now, DO NOT call your ex and leave "Boy Without a Heart" on his voicemail. That's just tacky and you don't want to be that girl. (But TRUST I thought about doing it....) But feel free to do the gospel double clap to it. My favorite track of the moment is When Does It Go Away with Travis Garland. It is so No Air it's not funny. But overall, the whole album shows a more mature artist who has definitely learned a thing or two about life, love and the music industry since the last time we saw her.