Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
12 Inches of Snow
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: SNOW Title: 12 INCHES OF SNOW Street Release Date: 01/19/1993
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Media Type: CD
Title: 12 INCHES OF SNOW
Street Release Date: 01/19/1993
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Snowman23 | Kentucky | 06/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"People dislike SNOW because they think he is a wannabe. I think it is just jealousy. You try adapting R&B and reggae and pop all into 1 style. I think his music is ingenious. He has a good voice anyway. He is from poverty and was able to make a living doing what he loves. Don't get mad cuz you can't. I was the first in Kentucky to have 12" of snow back in 93 and still love it. Have murder love and justuss as well as the greatest hits. Haven't bought mind on the moon or two hands clapping yet but plan to. And like the other person was saying its about music not fads. I LIKE VANILLA ICE TOO!"
Not terrible but not good either - this remains an "ok" regg
C. Cross | 01/16/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The only song people know by Snow (that is, *if* they even know who recorded it) is his hit single "Informer" from the early 90's. While that was a good song it clearly is nowhere near being a "classic". Unfortunately, Snow seemed to like this song SO much that he essentially made a remix of it on "Lonely Monday Morning" (it's the EXACT SAME WORDS but to a different beat and rhythm - at no point does he tell you it's a remix, either). The other funny thing about that is that "Lonely Monday Morning" happens to be the second best song on the album. If you've heard those two songs then you've essentially heard the rest of the album - more unique vocals by Snow and words that are impossible to make out (although, he IS actually singing the lyrics, but they're almost impossible to figure out if you don't have the lyrics right in front of you). Thankfully none of the songs are "bad" necessarily, but they're not good either - they're essentially just "ok". The songs tend to also sound a bit cheesy and dated which certainly doesn't help its appeal nor its rating. It's not the worst album I've ever heard, but it's not good either. Musically it's essentially a mix between reggae and hip-hop. and while it certainly sounds unique it doesn't really sound inspired either way. The fact that you can't understand any of what he's singing doesn't help the situation, either. As a whole it remains an "ok" album - I've certainly heard MUCH worse (Snow's voice helps, too, considering it's not bad). This is basically just for Snow fans or for people who absolutely love "Informer". Not recommended.
"Girl I've Been Hurt" (sort of)
"Lonely Monday Morning"
the rest are just "ok""
One-Hit Wonder Syndrome, Part 1
Bill Lumbergh | Initech | 09/15/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Snow is the Vanilla Ice of reggae, in which his music is all dressed up for pop culture. He also resembles Rick Astley in a way too, in which you would never known that he was Caucasian if you just heard him on the radio and never saw his album or music video.
Enough with the comparisons, here's what this Canadian's big name album is all about. It's basically a pop reggae album that is usually remembered for one reason: "Informer". I have to admit that song is great for nostalgic purposes, along with the inclusion of Juice Crew All Stars member MC Shan. It's mostly repetitive with the infamous chorus line "A licky boom boom down", but it's harmless fun at best.
The rest of the album barely holds up. "Lonely Monday Morning" consists of the same verse lyrics that "Informer" has but it's slowed down. Then we have another single called "Girl I've Been Hurt" which is nothing more than your usual male voice pop ballad. The rest of the album is more of the same with the faux-Jamaican accent and pop beats with nothing to write home about.
If you like really fast vocal flow and don't mind the dated beats, you might want to give this a try, but to be honest, I'd try to find a really cheap used copy of it. It's pretty obvious why Snow's later works weren't as successful as 12 Inches of Snow once you find out.
P.S. If you're familiar with "In Living Colour", Jim Carrey does a parody of this song called "Imposter", explaining what he does in his song and what his career would most likely come out to be."