The R&B songstress Lil' Mo stands only four feet, eleven inches tall, but her voice and talent loom large. The singer cut her teeth in the music business as a backup singer for Queen Latifah and other 1990s stars; she later used her rhyming skills to pen songs performed by Blackstreet, Next, 3LW, and others. Collaborations with artists like Ja Rule, Jay-Z, and Missy Elliott introduced the hip-hop world to a street-smart yet mellifluous vocalist. Releasing her solo debut, Based on a True Story, in 2001, she flaunted multicolored cornrows on the cover and made waves with the popular single "Superwoman Part 2." Wanting to become a role model for her teen fans, Lil' Mo forswore profanity in her songs. She returned in 2003 with her sophomore album Meet the Girl Next Door, which featured a duet with rapper Fabolous, the springtime hit "4 Ever."