BN.com Gift Guide

D Rapso Nation: Anthology Of Best Of Rapso

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Don Snowden
If you look at rapso as a rap-soca mix by a new, hip-hop-influenced generation of Trinidad youth, the title of this compilation is misleading. There are roughly equal numbers of new-school artists and soca veterans doing their take on the new sound by adding rapped vocals to stay up-to-date, sorta like the phase when R&B veterans included a guest rapper on an album track or two. But D Rapso Nation is a very well-selected and sequenced compilation that paints a broad portrait of the state of the Trinidad music nation when rapso first arrived on the scene. Brother Resistance's "Ring De Bell" was rapso's breakthrough call to arms, and deservedly so -- the pointed, ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (1) from $9.98   
  • New (1) from $9.98   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$9.98
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(127)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
15 December, 1999 AUDIO CD New 675754118426 NEW, SEALED! ! FREE UPGRADE TO FIRST CLASS! ! Ships Within 24 Hours-Satisfaction Guaranteed! dw80*

Ships from: Milwaukee, WI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Don Snowden
If you look at rapso as a rap-soca mix by a new, hip-hop-influenced generation of Trinidad youth, the title of this compilation is misleading. There are roughly equal numbers of new-school artists and soca veterans doing their take on the new sound by adding rapped vocals to stay up-to-date, sorta like the phase when R&B veterans included a guest rapper on an album track or two. But D Rapso Nation is a very well-selected and sequenced compilation that paints a broad portrait of the state of the Trinidad music nation when rapso first arrived on the scene. Brother Resistance's "Ring De Bell" was rapso's breakthrough call to arms, and deservedly so -- the pointed, positive, and militant lyrics take dead aim on the powers-that-be over a slowed-down rhythm with steel pan melody and a very rowdy and very good guitar by soca standards. David Rudder is a veteran, but he's a case unto himself, and his beautifully constructed "Kojak" is a provocative look at cultural imperialism via television. Among the graybeards, only Ronnie McIntosh smells like a trend jumper seeking teen spirit and the youth audience with an electronic arrangement and closing house-diva wail. Shadow's rap critique of a neighborhood gossip boasts a punchy, stabbing keyboard and bass riff, and session veteran André Tanker's rap vocals are so-so, but "Wild Indian Band" boasts a vibrant soca track to celebrate Trinidad's wild Indians during Carnival time close relatives of New Orleans' Mardi Gras Indians. The new-school shows very strongly and more varied than expected. Kindred's "Doh Stop" sports a compelling electronic hook that creates a strong undertow, while Karega Mandela's "Never Surrender" is classic soca, with horns and steel pan probably via a synth, and Rasta lyrical references. Ataklan & Karen's vocals drift lazily over an elongated, familiar melody with trumpets, and Chantwell works well over a melancholy piano lick. 3 Canal goes for hard funk hip-hop with Gap Band synth sounds and a go-go beat augmented by turntable scratches. Brother Resistance returns to link up with old-timer Lord Pretender on a light, old-school calypso and "Rapso Nation" is one of those tag team collective-declaration-of-principles songs by the whole new-school crew, with a punch hook and steel pan touches. Those last two tracks represent the thrust of this rapso nation. The unifying element is a pride in Trinidad culture that goes beyond the usual carnival shout-outs although there are several of those, and back to roots elements like steel drums and pre-Mighty Sparrow calypso sounds. It's geared to consciousness, much like the Afro-centric school in hip-hop, and with the soca veterans added to the mix, D Rapso Nation serves as an excellent first step into the most recent stage of Trinidad music.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/15/1999
  • Label: RITUALS REOCORDS
  • UPC: 675754118426
  • Catalog Number: 5598

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ring de Bell - Brother Resistance & the Network Riddim Band (5:40)
  2. 2 Ent - Ronnie McIntosh (5:41)
  3. 3 Doh Stop - Kindred (4:09)
  4. 4 Kojak - David Rudder (2:44)
  5. 5 Never Surrender @@Karega Mandela (4:17)
  6. 6 Spanish Fly @@Ataklan & Karen (4:58)
  7. 7 Woi Woi (Feelings) @@Black Lyrics (3:55)
  8. 8 On With D Show - 3 Canal (4:43)
  9. 9 Ring Bi Ding @@Lady Spencer (3:16)
  10. 10 Wild Indian Band - André Tanker (6:26)
  11. 11 Never Ever Worry - Lord Pretender (4:05)
  12. 12 Gossiping - Shadow (5:10)
  13. 13 Morning Ground @@Chantwell (5:15)
  14. 14 J'Ouvert - Laventille Rhythm Section (4:39)
  15. 15 Rapso Nation @@Rapso All Stars (5:27)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brother Resistance & the Network Riddim Band Track Performer
Ronnie McIntosh Track Performer
Lord Pretender Track Performer
Technical Credits
Joe Brown Producer
David Rudder Producer
Graham Wilson Producer
Cally Pantor Producer
Martin Raymond Producer
Lutalo Masimba Producer, Liner Notes
André Tanker Producer
Nigel Ashby Producer
Sheldon Benjamin Producer
Lancelot Layne Liner Notes
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously