The title of Beacon Hill songstress JusMoni’s debut release, Ready For Life, is multidimensional to say the least—especially considering that the 17-year-old didn’t just birth a record this year, but also a son. It’s easy to be taken by both her soul-baring lyrics born of single parenthood, her decidedly original tone and the nine-track project’s lineup itself: production comes from Kuddie Fresh, KDCutz, Taysean and Crispy, and guest vocals from Khingz, Lace Cadence, Parker Joe and The Good Sin. She covers her bases with slow-jams, but the real brilliance shines in more cerebral songs; on the emotionally intimate “Can We” she croons, “Can we get emotional? /Baby this is personal,” reminding us how to find beauty in flaws and trust in fear. With Brothers From Another, Khingz, Rocky Rivera, Big World Breaks. NICK FELDMAN

Wed., Dec. 22, 8 p.m., 2010

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