I'd heard of Little Jackie through the music grapevine before, but I'd always assumed that Little Jackie was a female and that 'she' was a rapper. Wrong on both counts. Little Jackie is actually a duo made up of singer Imani Coppola and producer Adam Pallin. Their sound is eclectic, but can be described as Motown-style R&B meets doo-wop with a heavy hip-hop influence. To be honest, this probably isn't even technically R&B, but I'm feelin' their song "Cryin' for the Queen" so much, I'm going to post it anyway. On the song, Imani unleashes a vicious verbal attack on Amy Winehouse and her wild antics: "Judging your behavior and your junkie routine, it's time for you to get clean and stop creating a scene ... Girl, you ain't got sh*t on me, ain't got sh*t on N-Y-C," she sings with a healthy hip-hop swagger. The duo's debut album, The Stoop, will be out July 8 via the S-Curve label, but for now you can stream "Cryin' for the Queen" by clicking on the link below.
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