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MIMS is impressive on new CD

MIMS stood on top of the charts in 2007 with his megahit “This Is Why I’m Hot,” but his success was fleeting.

The rapper is hoping to have a longer stay with his sophomore disc, “Guilt.” He tries to copy the success of “This Is Why I’m Hot” on the first single “Move (If You Wanna),” using simple rhymes and a catchy beat to draw in the listener. Too bad it isn’t as hot as “Hot.”

But while “Move” is lackluster, that doesn’t mean the rest of “Guilt” falls flat. He offers solid tracks such as “Chasing Sunshine” featuring KVN and “On and On,” showing his ability to keep the listener enticed from start to finish.

More than half of the album features collaborations, but this isn’t a bad thing. He bodes well by teaming up with singing group Soler Mesh on “One Last Kiss” and the piano-driven outro “Heal Me.”

MIMS also links up with LeToya Luckett (“Love Rollercoaster”), J. Holiday (“Be My Hustla”), Nice & Smooth (“I Do”) and rapper Tech N9ne (“Rock ‘N Rollin”).

His most impressive track comes with Ky-Mani Marley on reggae-styled track “One Day” – a song where MIMS returns to his Jamaican roots as a reggae singer.



“Guilt” (Capitol Records)

Genre: rap

Grade: B

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