Like the previous reviewer, I discovered Ms. Jackson's work at 17 as well. 23 years later, this hardcore fan had to replace all the vinyl recordings on CD simply because the grooves on the records were worn out!
This latest outing has Millie on her own label after years of dealing with nonsense from other labels. She has some radio friendly tracks as well as the more explicit work that we have all come to know her for.
There isn't a heck of a lot of "raps" that the we are used to, as in some of her earlier work, however she lyrically pulls no punches with these tracks, that one can only imagine how she will pull them off "live" onstage!
*In My Life* actually has a bit of a goth/trip hop tone to it, while Butt-a-cize has a more decidedly dance floor groove.
In addition to great music about growing older (I'm Fifty!) to enjoying being alone (Leave Me Alone), Millie remains steadfast with common sense that provides sanity in an insane world. This is most evident in the closing track (Caught In A Trap) which discusses how we are living too large and simply keeping ourselves down at heal because of the trappings of the world.
Many folks will relate with the breakup song (Trying To Get You Back) which declares the need to send the bad lover back from where they came from.
When it comes to quality entertainment about relationships, any Millie Jackson purchase is money that remains well spent. Listening to her can save one years of therepy on a psychiatrists couch because she manages to get to the bone of the matter and doesn't sugar coat it for anyone.
I cannot recommend her work highly enough and encourage all those sitting on the fence to give this brilliant performer a shot on your CD player. You might not ever take the CD out!