The Palmetto State is set to take the music industry by storm with its latest offering, Ms. Neddicka Waterman. Waterman, an alumna of Philadelphia’s High School for Creative and Performing Arts, is prepared to blow listeners away with her commanding voice. Her latest EP “Neddicka Vereon” boasts six hard hitting tracks for your listening pleasure. The EP uses a combination of sampled and original compositions and conveys her superior vocal array. Equipped with solid production and the talent to weave in and out of octaves like Mike Tyson in the ring, Ms. Waterman’s following will increase at rapid speed.
Neddicka Waterman’s Hip-Hop/Soul foundation is evident on the up-tempo track “Drive”. Drive utilizes the drums from “Impeach the President” a-la The Audio Two’s “Top Billin”, giving the track the ideal foundation for Ms. Waterman’s prominent vocal talent. The track tells the tale of a young lady who is fed up with the foul treatment that she’s received from her current love interest. Neddicka cleverly compares her relationship to an automobile as she shifts gears from Park to Drive and pulls away from her wayward lover. The analogy speaks volumes, as this song is sure to be an anthem for ladies everywhere.
“Compliment Me” follows the same formula as “Drive”, utilizing the heavily-sampled, hard-hitting drums and bass line from the Mary Jane Girl’s “all Night Long” and combining them with original instrumentation. The baseline meshes flawlessly with Ms. Waterman’s powerful mezzo-soprano tones. Neddicka describes her perfect mate as she conveys his position description by singing: “He’s gotta be a brother/One that’s like none other/To take care of home/Knows when he’s wrong/Is gonna say I Love Ya/He’s gotta be a real man/One who understands/A woman needs/For him to see/ He’s gotta be like me.” Ms. Waterman’s lovely voice melts over the track like butter, coating the track with mounds of flavor.
The EP takes an unexpected turn in the wrong direction on “Come on In”. The song opens up with the sound of a door opening, which was probably added to accent the song’s title however; this sound effect is repeated throughout the track. The overly abundant usage of said sound effect detracts from the song’s value. The creaking becomes annoying quickly and overshadows Ms. Waterman’s talented voice. The musical progressions are off and the bridge’s banal rap element adds no value to the song. There’s always one song out of many that isn’t appealing. However, Neddicka bounces back strong with the lovely ballad, Don’t Say Goodbye, the smooth “Be Right Here”, and the Rose Royce inspired “Vacancy”.
Neddicka Waterman is such a soulful artist. She combines stimulating lyrics with her compelling vocal abilities to give the listener the ultimate musical experience. Her fan base will continue to grow larger as her talents continue to fill the ears of those who are eager to listen.