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B2K: The Remixes, Vol. 1

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While it talks a good game, dropping a "Vol. 1" after the title to foreshadow the year-later arrival of even more remix magic from B2K, a quick look at the track listing illustrates how transparent B2K: The Remixes, Vol. 1 really is. While it does contain a few perfunctory mixes, this release is actually a piggyback advertisement for Jhene. Lil Fizz's cousin first appeared in the video for "Uh Huh"; she'll be the star of her own LP in early 2004. Anticipating that, Vol. 1 features a brief introduction, "My Name Is Jhene"; one full song, entitled "He Couldn't Kiss"; and two irritating "snippets." Of the B2K material, best is probably "Uh Huh, Pt. 2," with its busier mix and decent guest shot from N.Y.C. up-and-comer Nazkar. Three different remixes of "Gots ta Be" nears overkill, but of them the "Allegro Love Mix" is probably strongest. B2K: The Remixes, Vol. 1 might be of some interest to those curious about Jhene, but mostly it's just another way to milk the B2K four-trick pony.

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