Lil' Romeo (album)

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Lil' Romeo
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 3, 2001
GenreHip hop, pop rap
LabelNo Limit, Soulja Music, Priority
ProducerMaster P (exec.)
Carlos Stephens(exec.) Sean "Barney" Thomas
Lil' Romeo chronology
Lil' Romeo
Game Time
Singles from Lil' Romeo
  1. "My Baby"
    Released: April 13, 2001
  2. "That's cool (demix)"
    Released: November 4, 2001
  3. "The Girlies"
    Released: February 20, 2002

Lil' Romeo is the self-titled debut studio album by American rapper, Lil' Romeo. It was released July 3, 2001 on No Limit Records, Soulja Music and Priority Records. The album has feature productions by Master P, Carlos Stephens and Sean "Barney" Thomas, the album also has guest appearances by Freequan, Silkk the Shocker, Lil' Zane, Allusion, Little D, 6 Piece and Afficial.

The album garnered mixed reviews from music critics. It spawned two singles: "My Baby" and "The Girlies". The album debuted at number 6 on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the RIAA in 3 weeks.


Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(2-star Honorable Mention)(2-star Honorable Mention)[2]
HipHopDX2/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[4]

Lil' Romeo received a mixed reception from music critics. AllMusic editor Jason Birchmeier praised the album for its "great pop-rap productions" and credited Master P for providing hooks that grabbed your attention.[1] Music critic Robert Christgau gave the album a two-star honorable mention, indicating a "likable effort consumers attuned to its overriding aesthetic or individual vision may well enjoy."[5] He highlighted "My Baby" and "Where They At" as "gangsta pop at its funniest, sickest, and safest."[2] Kathryn McGuire of Rolling Stone commented on how the album was like a creation that Master P made in between his various business projects.[4] An editor from HipHopDX criticized the album for its repetitive material in the songs and Romeo's flow for being "lackluster and underdeveloped."[3]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album proved to be a huge success, peaking at number 6 on the Billboard 200 and number 5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, selling well over 200,000 copies the 1st week[6] and spawned the hit single "My Baby", which made it to number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs music charts. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA selling over 500,000 copies in the United States of America on August 8, 2001.[7] The album has been reported to have sold close to 2,000,000 copies in the United States to date.[8]

Track listing[edit]

1."Intro"Lil' RomeoMyke Diesel0:38
2."Little Star" (featuring Allusion)Lil' RomeoMyke Diesel4:00
3."My Baby"3:41
4."The Girlies"
Sean Barney Thomas3:15
5."That's Kool (Remix)" (featuring Silkk the Shocker & Little D)
Myke Diesel3:57
6."Somebody's In Love" (featuring Freequan)Lil' RomeoMyke Diesel3:11
7."Make You Dance" (featuring Lil' Zane & Afficial)Myke Diesel3:55
8."My First (Remix)" (featuring 6 Piece)
  • Anthony President
  • Branz Dimilo
9."I Want to Be Like You"
  • Lil' Romeo
  • Master P
Myke Diesel3:09
10."Little Souljas Need Love Too"
  • Myke Diesel
  • Master P
11."Your ABC's"
  • Master P
  • Lil' Romeo
  • Myke Diesel
  • Carlos Stephens
12."When I Get Grown"Sean Barney Thomas3:10
13."Remember"Lil' RomeoMyke Diesel3:16
14."Where They At" (featuring Master P)
  • Master P
  • Lil' Romeo
Myke Diesel3:19
15."Game" (featuring Afficial)
  • Lil' Romeo
  • Afficial
Carlos Stephens3:30
16."Don't Want To"Lil' RomeoMyke Diesel3:31
Myke Diesel3:30
18."Take My Pain Away"Carlos Stephens3:29
Sample credits


Adapted from the Lil' Romeo liner notes.[10]



Chart (2001) Peak
US Billboard 200[11] 6
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[12] 5


My Baby

Chart (2001) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 3
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[14] 1
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[15] 1
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[16] 12

The Girlies

Chart (2001) Peak
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[14] 35


  1. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason. "Lil' Romeo - Lil' Romeo". AllMusic. Retrieved January 26, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "CG: Lil' Romeo". Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  3. ^ a b DX Staff (July 18, 2001). "Lil' Romeo - Lil' Romeo". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  4. ^ a b McGuire, Kathryn (August 16, 2001). "Romeo: Lil' Romeo". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on June 19, 2008. Retrieved September 21, 2007.
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Key to Icons". Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  6. ^ Martens, Todd (July 12, 2001). "D12 Leapfrogs Keys, Returns To No.1". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  7. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-02-02.
  8. ^ "Percy Romeo Miller, Jr. Biography". Retrieved 2012-12-15.
  9. ^ "Lil' Romeo's My Baby sample of The Jackson 5's I Want You Back". WhoSampled. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g Lil' Romeo (booklet). Lil' Romeo. Priority. 2001.CS1 maint: others (link)
  11. ^ "Lil' Romeo Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  12. ^ "Lil' Romeo Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  13. ^ "Lil' Romeo Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  14. ^ a b "Lil' Romeo Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  15. ^ "Lil' Romeo Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  16. ^ "Lil' Romeo Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved April 15, 2015.