Miami native Adassa's major-label debut, On the Floor packs all the sexy punch that has come to be expected from a modern hip-hop siren. The difference is that unlike many, the artist manages to get the point across without the over-the-top raunch that many of her contemporaries resort to. Born to Colombian parents but raised in St. Croix, Adassa grew up not only bilingual but fluent in many different musical styles as well. Though her first experiences in the industry were recording Christian material, the confines of the genre quickly proved too restrictive, and Adassa moved on to a solo career in which her feminine qualities could prove more useful. After her career path led her through Texas, Mexico, and much of the South, selling her discs out of the trunk of her car, Adassa returned to her birth city of Miami to record On the Floor. Laced with Indian-influenced melodies and flamenco-flavored loops, Adassa keeps her vocal stylings in English and the lyrics steamy. More impressive even than her vocal range, which is serviceable but not outstanding, is her rapid-fire lyrical flow. This young vocalist shows a lot of potential, both in her unique musical choices and her place in an ever growing crossover market.
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AllMusic Review by Evan C. Gutierrez