Reviews: Kid Sister - Ultraviolet

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Kid Sister
Ultraviolet


Rap and indie music pundits have been preaching the gospel of Kid Sister for over two years. In 2007, the Chicago MC dropped the Kanye-featuring single “Pro Nails” to much ado but it’s only now, a beat away from 2010, that she’s releasing debut record Ultraviolet. Fitting her Chi-town roots, Kid Sister’s spectrum traverses both house music and rap. She spits spitfire chants about fashion, boys, partying (repeat) over synth-laden production by club rockers A-Trak, Sinden and XXXChange. That’s fun when you’re drinking and getting ready to head out for the night, but aside from a couple of bangers like forceful single “Right Hand Hi,” already-acclaimed “Pro Nails” and the strobe-y, throwback house jam “You Ain’t Really Down,” Ultraviolet is kind of a disappointing delivery from an artist who subsisted for so long on momentum. (Downtown)