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I Wish
I Wish
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
  •  Track Listings (6) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: Skee-Lo
Title: I Wish
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Scotti Bros.
Original Release Date: 4/10/1995
Release Date: 4/10/1995
Album Type: Single
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Style: Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: I Wish
UPCs: 723927803218, 723927803225, 723927803249

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CD Reviews

..a rapper with class....
zouxestoqus | Milrawkee, Wisconsin | 01/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm convinced the reason this guy isn't selling triple platnum to this day is the fact that he has a sense of humor, and is willing to make fun of himself. Most rappers take themselves way too serious, and thus hip-hop fans often get suckered into that "my d**k is bigger than yours" game, buying into huge SUV's with 21" gold rims, pitbulls, guns, bling-bling, and loose women with 0.0% self respect.... So by dodging this stereotype, Skee-Lo earns credit for having class and being "real", not some juiced-up fool trying to sound tough.It's refreshing to hear a hip-hop artist who's agenda does not include shooting anyone, and yet manages to not suck!"
G Funk Rated G
G Funkin | Land of Sunshine | 03/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Skee-Lo lies somewhere between Coolio and Warren G, more towards the former. His lyrics are soft, his voice, softer. He makes fun of himself and rap in general. He never boasts about how many rims or women he has. And yet, "I Wish" works. The beats are tight. Skee-Lo produced my favorite g funk song of all time, Gaimboiz's "Money," and his production acumen shines here as well. On the other hand, the lyrics are sometimes hit or miss, but on the whole, they're funny, coherent and at times quite insightful. The single, "I Wish," may be a radio favorite, but it isn't even the best song on this album. Those who say Skee was a one-hit wonder don't know what they're talking about. The album is great throughout with has 2 classics, 4 near classics and the rest are decent.

The first classic is "Holdin' On," a romantic laid-back song with a smooth guitar backing. It is Skee-Lo's best lyrical effort by far with some really memorable lines: "Through the centuries of time heal the rhymes and unwind/Melodies flowin swift with the jazz fill/Kill the lights move in closer to your loved ones/ Baby hold em tight like tomorrow never comes..." Great stuff. The next classic and the best song on the album is "Crenshaw." Perfect for just rollin down the PCH, the 10 or whatever, it's a hit.

Other solid songs are, of course, the upbeat and hilarious "I Wish," where Skee-Lo admits his shortcomings (even when it comes to getting the ladies, a rarity for rap), the romantic "Come Back to Me," the jazzy east-coast sounding "This is How It Sounds," and the positive "Top of the Stairs." I'm not ashamed to say that in my opinion, this one's right up there with Regulate, Safe+Sound or any other mid 90s west coast album. All in all the beats stack up, and Skee-Lo's rapping approach, although very different, is a breath of fresh air. Highly recommended.
A Wish Come True
Ricci C. Jones II | Los Angeles, California USA | 12/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD was put together excellently. If you're looking for cool rap songs without all the cursing and putting down women, this is for you. Skee-Lo comes off well with songs like Superman, Burger Song, You Ain't Down, Crenshaw, & his top selling single, "I Wish". While many people may suggest he's not bad enough for the '90s/2000s, he still makes you want to shake your head to his beats with his old school style and that what makes this a great CD to get. Would give 10 stars if I could!"