Released: Jun 2009
Label: Def Jam Records
Jeremih is much more than that "Birthday Sex" guy. He considers himself a "star" and a "pimp," even confiding on "Imma Star" that "Getting money is the only thing on my resume." Whether he adds superstar or one-hit-wonder to that resume is an open question, but his self-titled debut is competent. The production is surprisingly spare, favoring quick blurts of melody over skeletal drums. It works to foreground Jerimih's vocal work, but the sweeter and suppler tracks ("Starting Over") work the best.