R&B singer/songwriter Lil Mo, affectionately known as the Godmother of Hip-Hop and R&B, will release her anticipated third CD, "Pain and Paper" on August 28th, via her own Honeychild Inc., distributed by Koch Entertainment. The first single off the disc is the bouncy midtempo song, "Sumtimes I" featuring Jim Jones. The track is accompanied by a video, which was filmed in Atlanta and directed by Gabriel Hart. "Pain and Paper" will also feature a daring remake of the Shirley Murdock classic, "Husband." Lil Mo, ably assisted by producer Troy Taylor, treated that soulful tune to a complete makeover, replacing its former slow, brooding arrangement with a lighter and airier, yet equally engaging sound. "My Youngin," which features rapper Da Brat, cleverly deals with the social and emotional nuances of a May/December romance, while pain is the star of the track "One 4 The Road," in which Lil Mo's vocals masterfully expose the all-too-familiar frustration of emotionally investing in a hopeless romance. Lil Mo's "Lucky Her" delves into finding the right love at the wrong time, only to discover that they finally get it right -- with someone else. "Pain and Paper" is a no-holds-barred lyrical journey into the soul of the experiences that have transformed Lil Mo from a girl into a woman. The album also features production by award-winning producer Bryan Michael Cox, on "Heartbeat," as well as collaborations with rapper Trina on "Sexy Pictures" and comedian Katt Williams, who raps on "Officially Hollywood." The diminutive (4'11") vocalist, originally from Long Island, New York, captured fans in 2001 with her debut album, "Based On A True Story," which yielded the smash hit single, "Superwoman (Part II)." Her sophomore album, "Meet The Girl Next Door," released in 2003, gave fans the wildly popular song "4 Ever," which teamed Lil Mo up with rapper Fabolous. A great musical match, they team again on "Pain and Paper" for "Sumtimes I, Part 2," a re-working of the CD's first single.
R&B singer/songwriter Lil' Mo will depart on her first USO tour to entertain service men and women in U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern, Germany, May 11, 2006. This tour is co-sponsored by the Installation Management Agency, Europe's Morale Welfare and Recreation Office. In 2002, Lil' Mo also found success as a radio personality. On Baltimore's WXYV, she hosted the market's highest-rated afternoon drive radio show. Her credits also include guest-hosting for a variety of New York disc jockeys. Mo, however, decided to return to her first love, singing. She is working towards her next independent album scheduled for release in late 2006. USO celebrity entertainment has played an essential role in serving U.S. troops, providing much needed recreational opportunities to troops. Since 1941, the USO has provided entertainment to service members during times of peace and conflict all over the world. What started out as a way to bring entertainment to the troops became the single greatest entertainment enterprise in show business history. Entertainers have given selflessly of their time and talents traveling to foreign countries and often facing the same dangers as service members. With a handshake, signed autograph or simple conversation, entertainers are conveying the thanks of a grateful nation. Some performers who have participated in recent USO tours include Master P and Lil' Romeo, Gary Sinise, Chely Wright, Montgomery Gentry and La Mafia. Tours are sponsored by AT&T, Inc., the Official Telecommunications Sponsor of USO entertainment tours.