Zane, formerly known as Lil' Zane, attempts to enter the major leagues on his sophomore set for Priority.
Zane, formerly known as Lil' Zane, attempts to enter the major leagues on his sophomore set for Priority. Taking his cue from LL Cool J and Jay-Z, Zane refashions himself as an ultra-suave ladies' man with bravado to spare on "The Big Zane Theory." Lead single "Tonite, I'm Yours" is an R&B-driven hip-hop ballad à la LL Cool J's "Hey Lover." Although not cutting edge, the track, which features Tank, is sweet enough. Elsewhere, the rapper shares a cautionary tale ("All $ Ain't Good $"). But while the lyrics are indeed valid, they are not that believable alongside boasts of females, money and cars. In the end, Zane attempts to do too much on this album; as a result, he never realizes his true potential as an MC.—RH