Late Hall Pass: Jessie J Is Doin' It...And Doin' It Well

Monday, November 29, 2010

So I'm just now getting in the groove of Jessie J and finally taking the time to devote a write-up about her awesomeness. Somehow, some way, I overlooked what the British newcomer's debut single "Do It Like A Dude" was all about. Apparently, I was missing a lot. The electrifying dance floor burner is exactly the kind of snark and punch that I like, especially for a radio friendly hip-hop influenced track. It's sort of the kid sister to what Ciara did on "Like A Boy", but with a bit more bite. Me likes a whole lot.

Okay, the music video is typical, but you get the gist of it. Jessie J is totally in it to win it. But don't be fooled by the Rihanna-esque vibe going on, the punchy beats that back her up sort of drown out that she's actually a top-notch vocalist, as YouTube gives us the evidence with her blazing through her intro "single", "Mama Knows Best". It's really like night and day from "Do It Like A Dude". Clearly, the girl has some chops, which is why she particularly sounds more appealing on her latest single, "Price Tag", which got a slight change of course with guest rapper of the moment, B.O.B doing a spot for the official single treatment. She has already pulled this song out of her arsenal, as she took the acoustic route for Later... with Jools Holland a couple of weeks back, and here you can really hear those vocals shine.

Jessie J has already been racking up cool points with folks since she put pen to paper and wrote tracks for the likes of Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake (for that invisible album he has...), Chris Brown, and of course is responsible for Miley Cyrus' "I shouldn't like this but I do" "Party In The USA". While she has been waiting in the wings for awhile, Jessie J will finally be let out of her bag to impede on everyone with her debut album, Who You Are, coming soon to a retailer near you next year. So yeah, I'm taking the late hall pass with this as she has some great tunage, a stellar voice and she's got a wicked haircut...what is really not to love about her?

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