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This cd is the best by far Ms. Jones has a soulful feel yet based on her lyrical ability it's not hard to see that she could also battle anyday and break a mic!! this cd has a sound for every mood... if you've been in love you can feel this...if you know what it's like to see a woman working day in and day out to make ends meet you can feel this! awesome artist by all means.
- Mahogany Love


Reviewer: Jeremiah Johnson Of Breezy Records
This is ill. Firstborn beats with hot artist coco jones. SICK ladies and gentlemen. Hot i love it. Intro really sexy. Track 2 toooooo HYPE & Krunk lol. Track 3 takes you back to young love days. on the swing set. lol Track 4 Very mature grown women style. Track 5 for the club all day ! Track 7 NO NEED TO SPEAK........CLASSIC! Track 9 Chill - Breezy Records


By Christal Jordan-Mims

If you were to take the sass of Salt-n-Pepa, the social consciousness of Lauren Hill, lyrical prose of Jill Scott, elegance from of all four original En Vogue divas and the ingenuity of Missy Elliot, add to it a youthful perspective and sex-kittenish good looks, you would have created hip hop’s newest soul sistah Coco Jones.

Being compared to some of her musical sheroes may seem a bit overwhelming for the fresh-faced twenty-three year old, but Coco’s self-titled debut manages to pull from the best of hip hop’s most memorable divas.

From her ode to musical icons like Billie Holiday, Betty White, Aretha Franklin and Smoky Robinson, to her funky remake of ‘Me & Mrs. Jones, Coco relies heavily on a musical legacy that easily includes jazz, hip hop, and rhythm and blues spanning back much further than her twenty three years. She takes this legacy and effortlessly forges it with her own interpretation of today’s track-driven hip hop. Besides her respect for old-school musical icons, Coco is quick to voice her admiration for her influences of today such as Kanye West and John Legend.

While much of the album fuses 60’s and 70’s old school with Coco’s signature blend of hip hop, soul and even a touch of reggae, other tracks could be straight off the latest R&B songstress’ album (‘I’ve got a love Jones’, ‘Let’s take the long way Home’), and just when you think you’ve pegged her, Coco mixes it up and showcases her emcee skills flowing through street-driven hip hop tracks peppered with clever lyrics and a sassy flow.

Her label describes her sound as a bridge between hip hop and urban soul, but Coco Jones’ debut offers much more. Her passionate vocals can be compared to breakout songbird Keisha Cole, but its also apparent Coco is just as comfortable and equally formidable spitting her brand of socially enlightened lyrics.

Despite having critics scrambling to place her in a category, Coco refers to her music simply as “feel good music”, adding only that she wants to be a part of bringing the soul back to contemporary music.

With her debut produced entirely by up and coming producer Roahn Hylton of Firstborn Productions, Coco manages to avoid the copycat syndrome many first time artists fall victim to, with producers trying to piggyback on the sound of another successful artist’s sound. Whether blowing on a soulful ballad, “sanging” from the heart on an R&B track, or handling the mic like a pro on a hip hop joint Coco Jones is on point. Every song on the album offers a unique unduplicated sound and Coco easily moves from genre to genre with a deep soulfulness and vocal range that provide a consistency throughout the album.

With over twenty years of musical influences, Coco’s debut presents a perfect hybrid of the best of the past, present and future. No doubt before long, Coco will be added to the same list of musical legends she has drawn so much inspiration from.
- Down Magazine


BY Laurent Williams

Rnb female acts are a dime a dozen, really, and to be honest there is not much that separates one from the other. You have your one hit wonders, your mediocre vocalists, and ur bang out performers, but what you have few of is divas. Beyonce and Fantasia Barrino non-withstanding, the RnB music scene is a skeleton in comparison to what it once was, when divas Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, and other notable names shared the spotlight and airwaves, creating timeless classics that would last for years to come.

Introducing to the world, Miss Coco Jones, diva in the making, hiphops Super Soul Sista. Originally deemed the next Lauryn Hill (in part due to rhyme skills that are on par with her pipes) Coco Jones' indie release carves out a niche entirely different from that of Ms. Hill's. While she does showcase a razor sharp flow on club banger 21 & Up (feat. Super-producer Firstborn) and on the "puppy-love" anthem "BABY", its clear where this young lady's strengths are, the pipes.

The album knocks you out of your seat with the intro track "Soul Sista" where Jones introduces herself over a blaring horn track that will make 70's soul music fans wanna testify! And the horns dont stop there as Miss Jones belts out Tina Turner-like vocals over similar horn-laden tracks "Superwoman" and "The Funk." Not one to forget her roots, she pays a gospel-bluesy homage to women who survive the everyday struggle. Coco Jones is the truth in every sense of the word, having penned 99% of her own debut album.

But just when u think that it cant get any better, Miss Jones slows it down to school us about love gained and lost on the dreamy "Love Jones" and reflective "Beautiful Tragedy" and whereas some vocalists are one-trick ponies, Jones has the ability to not over do these ballads, giving them the breathy-soul needed to make these sure shots in the bedroom rotation.Last but not least, she leaves us with the inspirational Gold, and the acoustically original Artificial, letting any and everyone know, that she changes for no one, and neither should you.

While the album is produced entirely by Roahn Hylton and his team of musicians of Firstborn Productions, the album is surprisingly fluid and is a great introduction into an artist that we're sure to be hearing more from in the future! If you havent copped the album, take this as a co-sign, it wont leave ur cd-changer. Coco Jones is here to stay, so turn your speakers high, and go along for the ride.

- MY SPACE


Discography

SuperSoulSista The Re-Release- November 2006
Anticipating Maxi-Single - July 2006
SuperSoulSista - January 2006 (solo debut)
The Xperience - April 2004 with RXN (Reaction)

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Not since 'The Miseducation...' has there been such a seamless bridge of hiphop and urban soul; but in a world where musical comparisons are unavoidable if not inevitable, Coco Jones is out to carve her own niche in the minds of connoisseurs and casual listeners alike. While heavily influenced by the soul of the 70s, the 24 year-old Ms. Jones should not be taken lightly as a lyricist as she brings a passion in her vocals rivaled only by her skill on the mic. Her debut album, "SuperSoulSista" features a collection of soulful ballads, as well as fire-breathing hiphop classics, entirely produced by up and coming producer Roahn Hylton of FirstBorn Productions. Coco Jones' passion and versatility will surely evoke comparisons, but this young lady is in a league of her own.