Boomerang

Boomerang

by Daara J
     
 

Boomerang is the third album from Senegalese hip-hoppers Daara J. Here they continue their habit of using the music as a means to introduce heavier social and political issues. More important to the casual listener, though, will likely be the musical and vocal aspects themselves as the bulk of the lyrical content is in one of a numberSee more details below

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Boomerang is the third album from Senegalese hip-hoppers Daara J. Here they continue their habit of using the music as a means to introduce heavier social and political issues. More important to the casual listener, though, will likely be the musical and vocal aspects themselves as the bulk of the lyrical content is in one of a number of non-English languages. The first thing one notices on the album is the introductory hyperspeed lyrical delivery that opens up Boomerang. The delivery is fast enough that the language can barely be discerned, let alone content. As the trio slows down, carefully worked out beats and bass grooves crawl in to form the real backing of the group, making a swaying groove that will last for the majority of the album. Guest spots from Sergent Garcia, China, Disiz la Peste, and most notably Rokia Traoré add additional aspects to works that would otherwise fall mildly flat, and those works without guests tend to be somewhat more highly crafted allowing for a finer performance from the main trio only. The trio's rap delivery can become a bit dry at times and overpowering at other times, but it tends to stay anchored in both directions by the backing music. The happy medium is held throughout, despite any wanderings on the parts of the overachieving MCs. As far as West African rap goes, this is some of the absolute best. Pick up an MC Solaar album for comparison on the French points, too, though.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/2004
Label:
Wrasse Records
UPC:
0740042610521
catalogNumber:
105
Rank:
348159

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Daara J   Primary Artist,Vocals
China   Vocals
Laurent Vernerey   Bass,Bass Guitar
Balbino   Guitar,Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Vincent Chavagnac   Saxophone
Sergent Garcia   Vocals
Rokia Traoré   Vocals
Marc Berthoumieux   Accordion
Quentin Bachelet   Brass
David Aubaile   Flute
Eric Mulat   Trumpet
Disiz la Peste   Vocals
Toma Sidibe   Percussion
Jean-François Oricelli   Guitar
Aladji Man   Vocals
Faada Freddy   Vocals
Christian Fourquet   Trombone
Hector Gomez Guilbeaux   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Ivan Darroman Montoya   Percussion
Juan Carlos Petit   Bass
Eric Mula   Trumpet
J.F. Oricelli   Guitar

Technical Credits

Daara J   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Audio Production
B.J. Garcia   Composer
Sergent Garcia   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Rokia Traoré   Contributor
Patson   Engineer
Quentin Bachelet   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Yona Azoulay   Art Direction
Papa Jubee   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Frank Loriou   Graphic Design
Adamson Faye   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Anthony Marciano   Art Direction
Eric Mula   Arranger

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