Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Life In 1472: The Original Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Soundtracks
"I write the songs that the whole world sings," rapper Jay-Z claims in the middle of "Money Ain't a Thang," from producer-rapper Jermaine Dupri's first solo album, Life in 1472. Solo? Only in name; as Dupri grabs his Puffy... more »
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"I write the songs that the whole world sings," rapper Jay-Z claims in the middle of "Money Ain't a Thang," from producer-rapper Jermaine Dupri's first solo album, Life in 1472. Solo? Only in name; as Dupri grabs his Puffy moment to make a gangsta party album sure to dominate MTV and radio for months, it seems he's indeed pulled the better part of the hip-hop planet into the booth. Besides Jay-Z, there are guest shots by Snoop Dogg, Nas, DMX, Mase, Lil' Kim--even Mariah Carey and Keith Sweat. But not even those mainstream singers can turn the record's tone away from the boasting that dominates the other cuts. And Dupri's performance? Tracks: catchy. Rapping: slightly better than Puffy's. --Rickey Wright
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Life In 1472
SID | BOSTON | 09/20/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Fans have been waiting for an album from Jermaine Dupri since 1994, when he rhymed alongside his "newfound friend" Da Brat on her debut Funkdafied. It's been evident for some time that this production genius behind recent hits from Usher, Mariah Carey and Xscape was capable of holding down his own album. His solo debut, Life In 1472, however, still features numerous collaborations with other notable artists--Lil' Kim, Mase, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Too Short, Da Brat and DMX, not to mention R&B superstars Mariah Carey and Keith Sweat. Either way, Mr. Dupri can begin making room on his wall for yet another multi-platinum plaque Dupri's party-oriented, upbeat production will surely follow the lead of Life's first two singles, "The Party Continues" featuring Da Brat and "Money Ain't A Thing" featuring Jay-Z. And while a few songs include more sexual descriptions than we're used to receiving from Dupri, the album is just as enjoyable as what he has been delivering since the 1992 release of Kris Kross, Dupri's first multi-platinum act."
ONE OF THE FEW COMMERCIALIZED ALBUMS I CAN ACTUALLY FEEL
Mr Joshua | Winston Salem NC | 08/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We all know Jermaine Dupri isnt exactly underground hip-hop, and I am a huge underground hip-hoper. I cant stand any videos I see on MTV or songs that dominate the radio. But I have to admit this album is without a doubt a classic. I will feel a commercial album every once in awhile, well this just happens to be one that I feel, and I feel this album probably more than any other commercialized album out there to date. And for good reason.Here is why fans from artist such as Deltron to Will Smith should pick up this album.1) The production.. Enough said. 2) JD's ability to come up with catchy hooks all fans of hip-hop could bob they heads to.3) The guest apperances fit the album perfectly, except for Mase and Little Kim. This album features DMX when he was ill, Slick Rick (everyone feels Slick Rick), Warren G. Yea they are commercial artist, and the only one that I listed that I am a true true fan of is Slick Rick, but they lay nice above average vocals on each track they on.4) The last and final reason you should pick this up is .... BECAUSE I TOLD YOU TO."
firstname.lastname@example.org | 08/15/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"i really liked this when i first got it last summer, but since then i haven't been listening to it as much. i only really listen to about 10 cds though, so that's good. the cd is real good in a certain kind of way, ya know simple and good, but it isn't gonna keep you listening to it a lot forever like nas "it was written". "money aint a thing" rules, and the guests are huge, i mean, nas, jay-z, mase, mariah carey, dmx, snoop all on one cd, that's cool."