Jaicko - CAPITOL
FILTER Grade: 80%
By Lauren Novik on January 27, 2010
Getting expelled from school boded well for born-and-bred Barbadian Jaicko. This rebel’s protest against the public’s misconception of “proper” was a fruitful endeavor, and the 17-year-old is making a name for himself in the music world. His self-titled debut is 11 tracks of island-infused R&B, with Caribbean-themed tracks that successfully turn your 9-to-5 nonsense into a stay-cation destination. This beachy-keen business appeals to tweens and twenty-somethings searching for a mental hiatus from the expected hit-it-and-quit-it rap stocking shelves everywhere. Though the stated singles are the product of a lack of chronological creativeness, the real gems are found in the form of “Caribbean Girl” and “Name & Number,” both complete with beats that beg for leg movement. All in all, though the lyrical content possesses all the insight of a schoolboy struck with an insatiable lust for puppy love, it’s easily overlooked by focusing on the naiveté only capable of someone so young and in possession of so much potential.