Bulletproof

Bulletproof

by Hush
     
 
Whether it is on his own or with his crew Da Ruckus, rapper Hush has been in the game since 1993. There are 12 long years of hard work and missed opportunities -- including a one-year federal prison sentence for robbery -- leading up to his debut, and the hungry Bulletproof sounds like an album that's been itching to bust out for over a

Overview

Whether it is on his own or with his crew Da Ruckus, rapper Hush has been in the game since 1993. There are 12 long years of hard work and missed opportunities -- including a one-year federal prison sentence for robbery -- leading up to his debut, and the hungry Bulletproof sounds like an album that's been itching to bust out for over a decade, sometimes to a fault. One more reflective number would have fleshed out Hush's character more, but Bulletproof isn't so much about looking back as it is forward, along with living in the now. The "living in the now" part comes from worthy club numbers like the Jay-Z-flavored "Let It Breathe" and the very Eminem "Off to Tijuana," which not only features D12 but also sounds like it could have fallen off their last album. D12 member Bizarre guests on "Real T.V." and declares it "real Detroit ghetto sh*t," which the track most certainly is, but the album as a whole is put together with an attitude that's less gutter. Skit-free and with a tight track list, Bulletproof is concise and out to prove something, almost to the point that it's demanding classic status. The reason to gripe so much about the flow is that taken one by one, the tracks are very good, sometimes excellent, and always vivid. Hush's mixtape past could have helped the flow of an album that's "eye of the tiger" one minute and "I'm a playboy" the next, but if he needs to get these disjointed bangers out to make way for his grand, cohesive full-length, so be it. His guitar-filled street music is tough and deep, and if there's a Detroiter who can unite the Shadyville, Kid Rock, and Twiztid camps, it's the multi-faceted Hush. Bulletproof doesn't quite figure out the best way to present the talented rapper, but it's a problem debuts from lesser hip-hoppers wish they were burdened with.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/23/2005
Label:
Geffen Records
UPC:
0602498816813
catalogNumber:
000461602

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hush   Primary Artist,Keyboards
Luis Resto   Keyboards
Phil Campbell   Guitar
Scott Sumner   Keyboards
Ayoub   Guitar
Swifty McVay   Track Performer
Dave Press   Drums
Uncle ILL   Vocals
Bareda   Track Performer
Steve King   Bass,Guitar

Technical Credits

Caron Wheeler   Writer
Paul Hooper   Writer
Simon "The Funky Ginger" Law   Writer
Luis Resto   Producer
J. Peter Robinson   Art Direction
Scott Sumner   Producer,Engineer
Paul E. Fishkin   Management
Jordan Schur   Executive Producer
Magdaleno Martinez   Composer
Trevor Romeo   Writer
Beau Dozier   Producer
Eminem   Producer
Hush   Producer,drum programming
N. Hale   Composer
Dave Dar   Engineering
Tony Campana   Engineer
Neal Ferrazzani   Engineering
Evan Peters   Drum Editing
Gita Williams   Marketing
Julian Bunetta   Producer,Engineer
C. Wheeler   Composer
Freddie Byrd   Writer
Tony Compana   Engineer
Lana Moorer   Writer
Greg Wier   Creative Consultant

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