By fall 1998, Elektra Records had serviced Mo's debut single, "5 Minutes" to radio airwaves as the original lead single for both the Why Do Fools Fall in Love soundtrack and Mo's debut.By late 1999, Mo would go on to gain further exposure for her appearance on Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Good Morning Heartache" and Missy Elliott's record-breaking "Hot Boyz".The album featured production from Joey Cutless, Bryan-Michael Cox, Jules "Judah," Mike Moore, Troy Taylor, Adam "Streets" Arwine, Daniel "D-Up" Allen, Wesley "Mister Wes" Toone, among others.
Mo would also be largely responsible for bringing then-unknown rapper Fabolous to mainstream media attention.
Aside from her work as a solo vocalist, Mo has contributed production and backing vocals to numerous artists' records throughout the years including Nicole Wray, Jay-Z, Tamar Braxton, Gerald Le Vert, Faith Evans, among many others.
Shortly after the release of labelmate Nicole's 1998 debut album, Make It Hot, Mo would begin work on her own debut tentatively titled Based on a True Story.
In between recording sessions for the debut, Mo would either collaborate on Elliott's records or perform in Elliott's touring venues.
, best known by her stage name Lil' Mo, is an American R&B singer, actress, radio personality, songwriter, and record producer.
She debuted on the music scene as Missy Elliott's protégée and contributed guest vocals to some of Elliott's work, most notably the record-breaking "Hot Boyz".
Under the wing of Elliott, Lil' Mo would land a contract deal with Elektra Records and release charting singles of her own, including "Ta Da", "Superwoman Pt.
II", "4Ever", "Hot Girls", and her debut single "5 Minutes".
Mo revealed to Billboard magazine that she was going to purposely use a different sound for the effort in hopes of convincing the public to overlook her credibility for "Superwoman Pt. The former being the only successful, alongside being granted a music video release.