Nikka Costa - Can’t Never Did Nothin’
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Nikka Costa - Can’t Never Did Nothin’Her father, Don Costa, was the producer for Sammy Davis Jr., while her godfather was Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. But Nikka’s no lounge singer. The red-headed siren, whose music has been featured in Tommy Hilfiger ads, is a dance-floor firecracker who owes more to Chaka Khan than, say Barbra Streisand (who her dad also produced). Mixing sultry ballads like “I Gotta Know” with such sexy funk workouts as “I Don’t Think We’ve Met” and the hyperkinetic title track, this scorching album is not for the weak-hearted.  



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