Picks and Pans Review: 5 Cool (and Not So Cool) Things About...

updated 08/30/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/30/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

MIKE POSNER

The "Cooler Than Me" singer, 22, is one of summer's hot new acts.

1 HE CALLS HIMSELF A "MAMA'S BOY"

When I was a kid, whenever my mom would leave my side, I'd [claim], "There's a white tiger" and cry my eyes out until she came back.

2 JAY-Z ONCE WOOED HIM

I was a junior at Duke University in finals week. My manager said, "Jay-Z wants a meeting with you." I caught a flight that night to New York. But he didn't sign me.

3 HE PLAYED ON DUKE'S ULTIMATE FRISBEE TEAM

At Wake Forest I once ripped the frisbee out of a guy's hand, broke his finger and scored at the same time.

4 BOYZ II MEN JUST SANG BACKUP FOR HIM

I wrote this song "Deja Vu" and wanted to get a barbershop-quartet feel. Somehow they knew who I was and agreed.

5 HE HAS A GIRLIE SIDE

I love beaded necklaces. And I wear Dove deodorant in Powder [scent]!

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