by Kid Sister
Released: Nov 2009
Label: Downtown Music/Republic Records
Before Ke$ha ever brushed her teeth with a bottle of Jack, before Nicki jumped on a starship or guest verse, Chicago’s Kid Sister was slinging the sing-songy rhymes fast and sassy over danceable electro-beats. In her case, the beats are drawn from house, while the rhymes snap-crackle with candy-coated pop culture references (“Life on TV”) and club-kid cool (“Step’s” smoke-machine strut). The fabulous “Pro Nails” subjected this album to a lot of blinding, “ultraviolet” hype that it couldn’t quite live up to, but cuts like “Right Hand Hi” and “Switchboard” have only gotten fiercer with time.