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Lil' Mo

Background information
Birth name Cynthia Loving
Born 1978 (age 29)
Origin Long Island, New York,
United States
Genre(s) Contemporary R&B, pop music
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter
Years active 1999–present
Label(s) Elektra (2001-2004)
Cash Money (2004-2006)
Ice Age (2006-present)

Lil' Mo (born Cynthia Loving on 1978 in Long Island, New York) is an R&B singer and songwriter. She is best known for collaborating with artists such as Ja Rule, Missy Elliott, and Fabolous, and for her hit single "Superwoman Pt. II". Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1476x1919, 196 KB) Summary source: official website Licensing This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work or product in the media, such as advertising material or a promotional photo in a... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the island in New York State. ... “NY” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ice Age Entertainment is a record label created and owned by southern rapper Mike Jones. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the island in New York State. ... “NY” redirects here. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule is an American rapper from Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, United States. ... Melissa Arnette Elliott (born July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia), better known as Missy Elliott, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, MC, and record producer. ... Johnathan David Jackson (born November 18, 1977[1]), better known as Fabolous, is an American rapper of Dominican and African American descent from Brooklyn. ...

Contents

Personal Life

Born into a military family, Lil' Mo was raised primarily on Long Island, but moved about regularly as her family followed her father's military assignments. She lived in Texas and Atlanta, GA, and North Carolina before settling in Baltimore, MD. Dreams of becoming a famous singer began early and she always remained focused on this goal, performing in talent competitions wherever her family would settle.


Mo is no hypocrite; she lives by her own set of rules. Two years ago she met her husband at a D.C. gas station, initiated a conversation and asked for his number. Lil' Mo met Al Stone on March 1, 2001 at a Washington DC Amoco gas station. He proposed to her in May, and on August 29, 2001 after only 5 months of knowing one another they married.

"I met him March 28," she remembered. "In May he proposed to me, by August 29 we were married. When you find your soul mate it doesn't take forever to find out you're gonna be together forever. We both were like, 'I done been hurt, I been through the run of the mill". ~Lil Mo To MTV,16 April 03.[1]

Just 2 months later in December, Lil' Mo became pregnant, and on August 19, 2002 gave birth to a daughter, Heaven Love'on Stone. Her second daughter, God'Iss Love Stone, was born on February 24, 2005. Unfortunately, in December 2005, Lil Mo filed for divorce from Al Stone.


Currently, Lil' Mo lives in Odenton (near Baltimore), MD, with her parents Jacob and Cynthia Loving, and daughters Heaven Love'on Stone and God'Iss Love Stone.


On March 18, 2007, Lil' Mo announced her reconciliation to Stone [2], but by as of August the divorce is proceeding. is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Recording Career

Beginnings

Signed with Elektra Records, Lil' Mo entered the music industry as a protégé of then-labelmate Missy Elliott. Her debut single was a song entitled "5 Minutes" from the Why Do Fools Fall In Love soundtrack. She appeared on tracks for Elliott's Da Real World in 1999. One of those tracks, "Hot Boyz", became Mo's breakout appearance. She was featured in the music video for the song's remix alongside guest rappers Nas and Eve, and Elliott subsequently became a trusted advisor and friend. She was featured on rapper Jay-Z's song "Parking Lot Pimpin" from the 2000 The Dynasty: Roc La Familia album. And most people don't know, but Lil' Mo was the female voice on the 2001 hit "Wifey" by Next. She has performed with or written songs for many artists including Blackstreet, Next, Bow Wow, Keith Sweat, 3LW, Nicole Wray, Mocha and ODB. Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Melissa Arnette Elliott (born July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia), better known as Missy Elliott, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, MC, and record producer. ... Why Do Fools Fall in Love is a 1998 romantic drama, written by Tina Andrews and directed by Gregory Nava. ... Da Real World is a 1999 hip hop/R&B album by Missy Misedemanor Elliott. ... Hot Boyz is a 1998 film written & directed by Master P. It stars Silkk the Shocker, Snoop Dogg, C-Murder and Mystikal. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Eve Jihan Jeffers (born November 10, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), better known as Eve or E-V-E, is a Grammy-award winning American rapper, singer, and actress. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... BLACKstreet are an American R&B group founded in 1992 by Teddy Riley, a New Jack Swing pioneer known for his work as a member of Guy. ... For other meanings, see Next. ... Shad Gregory Moss, formerly known as Lil Bow Wow (born 9 March 1987, Columbus, Ohio) is an African African rapper, actor, and music producer. ... Keith Sweat (born Keith Crier on July 22, 1961 in Harlem, New York), is a popular R&B/soul singer, songwriter, record producer and a major contributor to the New jack swing era. ... 3LW (acronym of 3 Little Women) is an American pop/R&B singing girl group that enjoyed a number of modest hits during the early 2000s. ... Nicole Monique Wray (born July 1981) is an African-American R&B singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, rapper and model. ... ODB can refer to: Russell Jones (1968-2004), a musician known by the stage name Ol Dirty Bastard the Omniscient Debugger, a Java programming language debugger which lets users step backwards in time Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium Professional wrestler Jessica Kresa, who performs for Ohio Valley Wrestling as O.D...


Mo's next big exposure came in early 2001, when she was featured on Ja Rule's hit single "Put It On Me" alongside Rule's Murder Inc. Records labelmate Vita. The single was a hit on both urban and pop radio, and reached #8 on the US pop charts, and more Rule/Mo collaborations followed, including "I Cry", which repurposed The O'Jays' 1978 hit "Cry Together". Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule is an American rapper from Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, United States. ... The Inc. ... LaVita G. Raynor born on September 26, 1981, from Plainfield, New Jersey is an African American female rapper known simply as Vita. She first got a real life look into being a rapper when her older sister, Kima, joined Bad Boy Entertainments R&B trio, Total. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... The OJays is a popular Philadelphia soul group, originally consisting of Walter Williams (born August 25, 1942), Bill Isles, Bobby Massey, William Powell (January 20, 1942 - May 26, 1977) and Eddie Levert (born June 16, 1942). ...


Based On A True Story (2001)

Unfortunately, not everyone was as thrilled with Lil' Mo's success as she, her friends, and collaborators were. Just before her debut was set to hit record store shelves in the summer of 2001, a man attacked the singer in San Francisco just outside the Warfield, a theater where she had just finished a performance. He used a champagne bottle to club the singer's head. At the time Lil' Mo was unaware of the extent of her injury. Reportedly, she seemed more concerned about her broken designer shoe. Lil' Mo ended up with almost two dozen stitches. A majority of the publicity appearances scheduled for the following month, which had been specially timed to coincide with the release of her debut, had to be canceled until she regained her health.


Later that year, Mo released her debut album, Based On A True Story, on Elektra Records, and had a successful single of her own, "Superwoman (Part II)", off of that album. The "Part II" remix, featuring hip-hop newcomer Fabolous, was an up-tempo, hip-hop flavored record, using an instrumental track producer DJ Clue had originally intended for M.O.P.. The video was also a huge hit on MTV2 and BET. The album's second single, "Gangsta", contained a sample of Snoop Dogg's "Gin And Juice", but failed to find an audience. Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Johnathan David Jackson (born November 18, 1977[1]), better known as Fabolous, is an American rapper of Dominican and African American descent from Brooklyn. ... // Ernesto Shaw (born January 8, 1975 in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, USA), better known as DJ Clue?, is a Mixtape DJ known for his involvement in the Mixtape circuit and for being one of the first DJs not to mix songs in his mixtapes. ... M.O.P., short for Mash-Out Posse, is an American hardcore rap duo from Brownsville, Brooklyn, comprised of rappers Billy Danzenie (born Eric Murray, November 15, 1974), and Lil Fame (born Jamal Grinnage, on April 11, 1976). ... MTV2 is a cable network that is widely available in the United States on digital cable and satellite television, and is progressively being added to basic cable lineups across the nation. ... Bet may refer to: Look up bet in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ...


Despite the after effects she suffered, the singer persevered and continued to sing and write. Months later, Lil' Mo started working on air at Baltimore's radio station WXYV, where she hosted a highly-rated drive time music program. She remained as a radio DJ until leaving in June 2002 to await her first daughter's birth and devote more time to her singing career. 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for June, 2002. ...


After a falling out with Ja Rule and Irv Gotti, caused by Mo's accusations that they now favored using new Murder Inc. artist Ashanti for collaborations instead of her, Mo ended all associations with Murder Inc. in 2002. Since, Ja Rule has taken some shots at former friend, Mo, calling her a "bitch", and crediting himself as the reason why Mo has had any hits. Mo refused to fire back, calling the whole thing "juvenile". Irv Gotti (born Irving Lorenzo) (born June 26, 1970 in Hollis, Queens, New York, U.S.A) is a prominent hip hop and R&B record producer and is the head of The Inc. ... Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas (born October 13, 1980), better known as Ashanti, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, dancer, model and fashion designer who rose to fame in the early 2000s. ... Murder, Inc. ...


Meet The Girl Next Door (2003)

Meet The Girl Next Door (2003)
Meet The Girl Next Door (2003)

During the mid-2003, Mo appeared on two important singles with Fabolous, who partially had Mo to thank for his own break into the industry, and who has since been more successful on both urban and mainstream charts than Mo herself. Their first duet was "Can't Let You Go", the first single off of Fabolous' Street Dreams LP, was one of 2003's biggest rap and mainstream pop hits. The other duet, "4 Ever", the first official single off of Lil' Mo's own second album, Meet The Girl Next Door, was a minor urban and R&B hit, but did not achieve pop success. In the summer of 2003, Mo had better luck with "21 Answers", a response to 50 Cent's popular "21 Questions". The single was successful on urban radio and a minor hit with pop audiences. Image File history File links Lil_mo_meet_the_girl. ... Image File history File links Lil_mo_meet_the_girl. ... Johnathan David Jackson (born November 18, 1977[1]), better known as Fabolous, is an American rapper of Dominican and African American descent from Brooklyn. ... The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ... Look up mainstream in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For the currency amount, see 50 cents. ...

Syndicated: The Lil' Mo Hour (2005)

In the summer of 2003, Mo had better luck with "21 Answers", a response to 50 Cent's popular "21 Questions". The single was successful on urban radio and a minor hit with pop audiences. After her contract with Elektra expired at the end of 2004, she moved over to the Cash Money Records label, where she released four minor singles. However, her long anticipated third album Syndicated: The Lil' Mo Hour never saw the light of the day and her contract with Cash Money was broken in 2006. Lil' Mo recently signed to Mike Jones' Ice Age Entertainment label. For the currency amount, see 50 cents. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mike Jones (born January 6, 1981 in Aldine, Texas, USA) is an African American southern rap artist, who initially was affiliated with the record label Swishahouse, then left to be the owner of Ice Age Entertainment. ... Ice Age Entertainment is a record label created and owned by southern rapper Mike Jones. ...


Pain & Paper (2007)

Under her independent label "Honeychild Entertainment" Lil' Mo has finally released a new album. Pain & Paper has been released on August 28, 2007 with production from Chucky Thompson and Missy Elliott. Along with recording her new album, Lil' Mo, together with Faith Evans, Fantasia, and R&B-turned-gospel singer Coko (of SWV fame), appeared on the remake of The Clark Sisters' "Endow Me"[3] from Coko's gospel album Grateful, released October 31, 2006. Lil' Mo's Pain & Paper will be released on August 28, 2007. The first single off the album is "Sometimes" (featuring Jim Jones). Faith Renée Evans (born June 10, 1973) is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B singer, songwriter and producer. ... Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984), or simply Fantasia, is a Grammy nominated American pop, R&B, soul singer and Broadway actress who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004. ... SWV, also known as Sisters With Voices, is an American female R&B trio from New York that formed as three school friends in 1990: Cheryl Coko Gamble-Clemons (born June 13, 1974), Tamara Taj Johnson-George (born April 1974), and Leanne Lelee Lyons (born July 17, 1973). ... The Clark Sisters are an American gospel vocal group consisting of four sisters: Elbernita Twinkie Clark, Jacky Clark Chisholm, Dorinda Clark Cole, and Karen Clark Sheard. ... For other uses, see Sometimes (disambiguation). ... This article is about the rapper; see also Jim Jones (disambiguation). ...


Discography

Albums

Based on a True Story is the debut album of American R&B singer Lil Mo. ... Meet The Girl Next Door is the second album of American R&B singer Lil Mo. ... Pain & Paper is the third studio album from Honeychild Entertainment recording artist Lil Mo. ...

Singles

  • 1998: "5 Minutes" (featuring Missy Elliott)
  • 1999: "Hot Boys [Remix]" (Missy Elliott featuring Lil' Mo, Nas, Eve, and Q-Tip (US #5)
  • 2000: "Ta Da"
  • 2000: "I'll Trade (A Million Bucks)" (Keith Sweat feat. Lil' Mo) (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks No. 36)
  • 2001: "Put It On Me" (Ja Rule featuring Lil' Mo and Vita) (US #8)
  • 2001: "I Cry" (Ja Rule featuring Lil' Mo) (US #40)
  • 2001: "Take You Home" (Fabolous featuring Lil' Mo)
  • 2001: "Superwoman [Pt. II]" (featuring Fabolous) (US #11)
  • 2001: "Gangsta (Love 4 The Streets)"
  • 2002: "Pray For Me" (Mobb Deep featuring Lil' Mo)
  • 2002: "If I Could Go" (Angie Martinez featuring Lil' Mo & Sacario) (US #9)
  • 2002: "Daddy Gotta Get That Cash" (Styles P featuring Lil' Mo)
  • 2003: "Can't Let You Go" (Fabolous featuring Lil' Mo & Mike Shorey) (US #4)
  • 2003: "4Ever" (featuring Fabolous) (US #37)
  • 2003: "21 Answers"
  • 2005: "Yeah Yeah Yeah" (featuring Miri Ben-Ari)
  • 2005: "Hot Girls" (featuring Lil' Wayne)
  • 2005: "Mother Of Your Child"
  • 2005: "Dem Boyz"
  • 2006: "Endow Me" (Coko of SWV featuring Lil' Mo, Fantasia & Faith Evans)
  • 2007: "Sumetimes I" (featuring Jim Jones)
  • 2007: "Make Me Better [Remix}" (Fabolous featuring Lil' Mo)

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External links

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=206555631 (Lil Mo Official Myspace Page)
  • Sept 03 Sister2Sister Interview: http://www.s2smagazine.com/content/content.asp?issueid=200309&listid=03
  • Dec 05 Jawn murray Info: http://blackvoices.aol.com/black_entertainment/bvbuzzcanvas/_a/dec-19-2005/20051218231809990001
  • Jan 05 All Hip Hop Interview: http://www.allhiphop.com/Alternatives/?ID=113
  • July 05 Sister2Sister Interview: http://www.s2smagazine.com/content/content.asp?issueid=200507&listid=03

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Lil Mo is an R&B singer who originally was signed to Irv Gotti's Murda Inc record label.
Later that year, Mo had a successful single of her own, "Superwoman" (Part II), which was a more uptempo version of the original song, and featured a rap by then-unknown rapper Fabolous[?].
After a falling out with Ja Rule and Irv Gotti, caused by Mo's accusations that the two were focusing more on rising star Ashanti than on her, Mo left Murda Inc in 2002.
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Bio: Lil' Mo is short in stature, not even hitting five feet in height, but there's nothing little about her drive, heart, or talent.
The waiting was perhaps the hardest, and it brought Lil' Mo to the point where she was considering a switch to simply songwriting, rather than singing and performing.
Lil' Mo also collaborated with Ja Rule on his "Put It on Me," and is featured on "Parking Lot Pimping" by Jay-Z.
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