S'kool Girlz

Jus Da 2 of Us

  • AllMusic Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

A female rap group along the lines of Salt-N-Pepa or Oaktown's 357, the S'kool Girlz were among the many hip-hoppers who recorded for Ichiban's Wrap label in the early 1990s. The Atlanta group's debut album Jus Da 2 of Us wasn't a huge seller, although one of its producers, M.C. Breed, was popular at the time (Breed had enjoyed a major rap hit in 1991 with "Ain't No Future in Your Frontin'"). While the S'kool Girlz are competent rappers, this CD generally lacks what Salt-N-Pepa and Oaktown's 357 had going for them: strong hooks. Much of the material is routine, although the album does have its moments. "Sounds Good" and the single "Yee'n Know" are fairly catchy, and "Let's Do It Again" (which is based on the Staple Singers' 1975 soul classic) is a likable rap ballad. Though Jus Da 2 of Us isn't heavily socio-political, the S'kool Girlz have noteworthy message songs in "Young Gangsters" (a track featuring Breed) and "6 O'Clock News" -- both of which take an honest look at crime and violence in the inner city. As it turned out, the S'kool Girlz's first album was also their last. Surprisingly, they never recorded a second album.

blue highlight denotes track pick