So Uncool

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This article is about the Keke Palmer album. For the song, see So Uncool (song).
So Uncool
Studio album by Keke Palmer
Released September 18, 2007
Recorded 2006—2007
Genre Pop, R&B, hip hop, teen-pop, dance-pop
Length 42:47
Label Atlantic
Producer Jonathan "J.R." Rotem, Toby Gad, Anthony Dent, Fingazz, Bernard "Focus..." Edwards, Jr. , Isaac "Ike Dirty" Hayes III, Rodney Jerkins, Babygirl
Keke Palmer chronology
KeKe Palmer
(2007)
So Uncool
(2007)
Awaken
(2011)
Singles from So Uncool
  1. "Footwurkin'"
    Released: July 17, 2007
  2. "Keep It Movin'"
    Released: August 7, 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

So Uncool is the debut album by Keke Palmer. The album was released on September 18, 2007, in the United States via Atlantic Records. Even though it received a positive review,[2] the album did not perform well on the Billboard charts. Later in 2009, Palmer announced that she was moving from Atlantic to Interscope Records.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1 "Keep It Movin'" Stary, Cilek, Allen, Mischke, Palmer Fingazz 4:00
2 "The Game Song" Bernard "Focus..." Edwards Jr., Ezekiel Lewis, J Que, Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Keri Hilson Focus... 3:16
3 "Music Box" Bernard "Focus..." Edwards Jr., Muhammad, Lewis, Nelson, J. Que Focus... 3:29
4 "First Crush" Mischke, I. Hayes III Isaac "Ike Dirty" Hayes III 3:52
5 "Friend Me Up" Rodney Jerkins, Mile, Towns, Keke Palmer Rodney Jerkins 3:17
6 "How Will I Know" Stafford, Takuji Kura, Adams, M. Braswell, LoveVernimo Babygirl 3:44
7 "Footwurkin'" J. Rotem, E. Kidd Bogart, Anderson,Reed, Herbie Hancock Jonathan "J.R." Rotem 3:04
8 "Rainbow" Palmer, L'Oreal Palmer, Toby Gad Toby Gad 3:59
9 "Bottoms Up" Palmer, L'Oreal Palmer, Toby Gad Toby Gad 3:41
10 "Skin Deep" Palmer, L'Oreal Palmer, Toby Gad Toby Gad 3:40
11 "Wake Up Call" Palmer, L'Oreal Palmer, Toby Gad Toby Gad 3:12
12 "Hood Anthem" Anthony Dent, Crystal "Cristyle" Johnson, Stone Stafford Anthony Dent 3:38

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard Top Heatseekers 26
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 86

Personnel[edit]

  • Vocals – Keke Palmer
  • Background vocals – Keke Palmer, Fingazz, Candice Nelson, L'Oreal Palmer.

Production[edit]

  • Executive Producer: Craig Kallman and Sharon Palmer
  • Producers: Jonathan "J.R." Rotem, Toby Gad, Anthony Dent, Fingazz, Focus..., Isaac "Ike Dirty" Hayes III, Rodney Jerkins, Babygirl
  • Vocal Producer: Warren "Oak" Felder, Atozzio Towns
  • Mastering: Brian "Big Bass" Gardener
  • Engineers: Isaac Hayes III "Ike Dirty", Greg Ogan, Prince J., Oscar Ramirez, Sean Tallman
  • A&R: Mike Caren, Lanre Gaba and Kenny Komisar

Keep It Movin'[edit]

"Keep It Movin'"
Single by Keke Palmer featuring Meech
from the album So Uncool
Released July 17, 2007 (2007-07-17)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Teen pop, R&B, hip hop
Length

3:49 (Radio Edit)

4:03 (Album Version)
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) John Stary, Mischke, Jeffrey P. Allen, D Cilek, Keke Palmer
Producer(s) Fingazz for Streetlight Music Vocals produced by Mischke
Keke Palmer chronology
Footwurkin'
(2007)
"Keep It Movin'"
(2007)
"Superjerkin'"
(2009)
Meech chronology
"Keep It Movin'"
(2007)

"Keep It Movin'" is the first official single from Keke Palmer's debut album, So Uncool. It was sent to US Mainstream radio on August 7, 2007.[4] It failed to chart.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Keep It Movin'" was released on the internet August 8, 2007. The video starts with Hip-Hop Keke waiting for the subway train to arrive. Performance scenes are shown in between then. Cool/Laid Back Keke is on the train and sings with the chorus. Then the train stops to pick up Hip-hop Keke who sings the first verse. The next chorus is shown with both Cool/Laid Back Keke and Hip-Hop Keke dancing to a routine in the streets. Then near the end of the chorus the subway stops and Cool/Laid Back Keke and Hip-hop Keke meet Skater Keke, who sings the second verse. Then the third chorus is Cool/Laid Back, Skater, and Hip-Hop Keke dancing in the streets at a block party.

Meech does his verse with all three versions of Keke dancing with him. Throughout the video Glamorous Keke is dancing and singing with a bright amaranth pink colored backdrop.

Release history[edit]

Region Date
Europe July 17, 2007 (2007-07-17)
United States[4] August 7, 2007 (2007-08-07)

Censorship[edit]

In the second verse: Got 106 & Park on..., "106 & Park" has been removed on subsequent MTV owned stations so not to advertise a non-MTV program.

Disney Channel also edits out the line Woke up in the morning and I see the sunshine, only got the summertime on my mind..., to Woke up in the morning and I'm feeling all right, only got the weekend on my mind..., with a seemingly higher voice, possibly to make it sound more kid-friendly. It also completely removes Meech's rap.

The radio edit in the music video removes Meech's intro rap, but keeps his other rap. Also, a second remix features Slim Thug & Paul Wall.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r1187669
  3. ^ "Keke Palmer Doing The Jerk in Heels". YouTube. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  4. ^ a b "CHR". Fmqb.com. Retrieved 2011-03-25.