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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lil' Mo: Sampler (Elektra, 2000)

Pre-release sampler of former Elektra artist Lil' Mo's debut album "Based On A True Story" and featuring an unreleased track "Starstruck" (featuring Missy Elliott.) The album, originally intended for release in 1999, was pushed back and revamped several times before it was finally released in 2001 and this rare track (and at least ten others) never even made it onto the final track-listing. The record label Elektra and its parent EastWest Records America were notorious in the late 90s and early 2000s for delaying or scrapping albums altogether. Other major artists that have had projects shelved by them include Gina Thompson, Tamia, Nicole Wray and Blaque...

Bloody shame...

Ta Da 4:24
Starstruck featuring Missy Misdemeanor Elliott (Snippet) 1:11
Saturday (Snippet) 1:31
My Story (Snippet) 1:24

The full promo can be found here 
The earlier 1999 promo w/o Missy can be found here.