Picks and Pans Review: 21...ways to Grow
updated 08/08/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 08/08/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
As a teenager, Shanice sang sweet. Now 21, Shanice is Gidget goes Fly Girl, bumping, grinding and cooing her way through a string of sex-kitten manifestos. On "Ace Boon Coon," backed by connect-the-dots new jack beats, poor Shanice wants to be down so bad that she's willing to squander a lovely voice. Yet for all of the do-me posturing, Shanice is still a romantic. On the lush "Don't Break My Heart," she is willing to go all the way if her list of demands (stay with me forever, never break my heart and always be true) is met. She might have been wiser holding out for better material instead. (Motown)"