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huey.jpgAlthough there isn’t much fanfare surrounding it, 19 is a confusing age—old enough to serve in the military, but too young to legally drown the memories in a bottle. St. Louis rapper Huey now finds himself at this perplexing period in his life, but with the teenybopper dance hit “Pop, Lock & Drop It” under his belt, at least his career goals are less confusing. In fact, with his debut disc, Notebook Paper, the teen sensation looks to prove that age ain’t nothing but a number.

Following in the multiplatinum footsteps of STL predecessors Nelly and Chingy, Huey’s charm lies in catchy hooks. That’s evident on the anthemic “Bout Dat” and the horn-powered swag fest “Tell Me This (G5).” On the latter, Hue brags, “It’s all eyes on me, like 2Pac/26s on the drop and two Glocks/What am I?/Everything you not/Baaalliin’/Raised off them crew blocks/Interior paint, rims color coordinated/Yes, it’s blessed as if the Lord made it.”

Gotta give the kid credit for confidence, but there are times when his youth gets the best of him, especially when his braggadocio takes an overly materialistic turn. On the Laude-produced “Closet Full of Clothes,” Huey needlessly balls out of control, while “Aye” is a boisterous chest-beating track built on hollow conga drums and synths.

Huey regains his composure when he trades in his stacks for sincerity. The T-Pain–produced “Glad to Be Alive” shows that the Midwest spitter has the maturity to extend beyond bounce-happy tracks. The same can be said of the reflective “Nobody Loves the Hood.” Backed by somber piano chords, he makes the song cry with lines like, “It’s a cold-ass world, especially for males/They fillin’ up more than half of all jails/The government got the world misunderstood/I dedicate this to the ones who love the hood.” Teetering between fun-loving rapper and gangsta griot, Huey fills his notebook with enough decent material to make people wanna pop, lock and cop it. —JACINTA HOWARD


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    1st bitches

    p.s. Only person dats gonna sale in the Lou is Nelly his album won’t sale shit just because u have a big hit dosen’t mean ur gonna sale big numbers just ask MIMS and Rich Boy people gotta know who u are as a artist dats how pac and biggies first albums sold big because in they singles they exspressed there pain anyway i know his album ain’t gonna sale seein how low da sales are. Young Buck got robbed he had one of the best albums to ever come out of the South and people didn’t buy it they just downloaded it. Wat u muthafuckas gonna do when hip hop is dead cause dats wat u doin when u download music instead of buyin them ur takein money from the rappers which means they eventually go broke and won’t be able to pay producers for tracks which means they can’t realease an album STOP DOWNLOADING MUSIC PEOPLE WHO DO DAT ARE THE REAL REASON HIP HOP IS DYING STOP BEING CHEAP MUTHAFUCKAS AND BUY THE FUCKING MUSIC 15.00 ISN’T DAT MUCH

  • BuckTheWorld

    That ma nigga up there to let them niggaz now

  • Stax On Deck

    Pop, Lock, and Flop IT….

  • Nick

    Hmm, interesting. I’m living in los angeles now but back in the day i lived in Germany and one of this is one of my boy’s half brother. I really can’t fuck with th music, but I’ll wait and see how their family situation is going to turn out. That’s how you see whether someone is real or not.

  • The Madd DoC

    it aint downloading shit off iTunes and Rhapsody that requires pay. it that god damn limewire that’s free. But every computer with limewire on it fucks up after about 3 months so they don’t save money. They just pay computer experts instead of rappers tryin to make a livin and makin it big and famous and having loyal fans.

  • http://www.myspace.com/larrybrite larry brite

    “Midwest spitter” ha ha ha

  • Freddy(Vega$)

    Garbage!! next please….


    the album isnt gonna sell because dude has no talent

  • SMH

    Man yall some hating ass bitch made net thugging niggas…how yall know anything…

  • siccmade

    you rich nigga imma download this shit for free cuzz 15 dollars is alot when you aint got it nigga naw mean cuzz

  • so st. louis

    QUIETSTORM Says: the album isnt gonna sell because dude has no talent

    no talent huh? i bet yo bitch ass probally cant rap neither. da homie go hard. hip hop dying cuz aint enuff support on the new artists that come out. cuz my nigga aint from new york, philly, atl, l.a. or chicago thet feel like… aww…cuz he from st. louis, he cant get no props. like errbody else from n.y., etc. gotta so much shit to talk about on they cd’s. get da fuck outta here…

    (everybody gotta hate its like a fuckin ipod.)

  • to real for the streets

    ya niggas r stupid dawgg ya hating on him cuzz ur not him and oh yeah dun say niggas dun support music no more cuzz niggas ain’t making good music ne more every body tlking abut who many hoes they fuck wht kind of car ya riding candy paint u riding ain’t no more struggle music niggas act all hard but whn they make it they turn out to be bitches tht can rime thts it looka ti jeezy jayz e.t.c how come their album sells ……cuz they real real regonize real mutha fuckers every body wanna be like pac ya niggas ain’t him ya garbage specialy 50 cent tht niggas first album was banging but after tht album nigga got to comfortable u suck nigga u wanna be like pac bitch just cuz u got shot nigga pac got shot cuz he was real u got hit cuz u was fake niggas in ur own hood dunt like u wht makes u think ne one else should

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  • http://www.myspace.com/dachaomusic DaChao(Look What I Have Become)

    i hope he sells but yea he aint coming back from that 1 hit. you cant expect to sell off a dance track ask DJ UNK

  • Ms.Thankful

    To all yaw hatin, negative shyt talkin muthafucka’s 4 your information Huey didn’t just put out a 1 hit single (DUMMIES)he got a whole album bangin. If you a real ass individual “like yaw say” then yawl should already know Huey is nothing less then REAL and so is his music. (ANYTHING HUEY BRINGS TO THE TABLE IS REAL). LISTEN & LEARN all yaw hatin ass muthafuckas..”STOP HATIN ON HUEY”

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