Big Don's Big Beat
Label: Big Don
The biggest relief in children's music has been the entry of hip-hop musicians into the fray -- Andre 3000's Class of 3000 and the Dino-5 are stellar examples. Austin's Big Don adds to the chorus. His authentic beats and unforced flow make for some of the most natural hip-hop children's music around. He lauds good manners, reworks "Humpty Dumpty" and "Jack and Jill," and breathes new life into played-out classics like "Itsy Bitsy Spider." Three cheers.