Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Even considering the sudden proliferation of excellent rap remixes no doubt prompting its release, Nelly's Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention was a questionable undertaking from a listener standpoint. After all, it's no secret that by and large there are two kinds of remix albums: those that are intended to showcase production genius, often expanding upon a given popular artist's work creatively, and those that are intended to cash in, often recycling a given popular artist's work commercially -- and while the former albums are generally interesting complements think underground dance music, the latter ones are generally throwaway stopgappers think Bobby Brown's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Even considering the sudden proliferation of excellent rap remixes no doubt prompting its release, Nelly's Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention was a questionable undertaking from a listener standpoint. After all, it's no secret that by and large there are two kinds of remix albums: those that are intended to showcase production genius, often expanding upon a given popular artist's work creatively, and those that are intended to cash in, often recycling a given popular artist's work commercially -- and while the former albums are generally interesting complements think underground dance music, the latter ones are generally throwaway stopgappers think Bobby Brown's Dance!...Ya Know It!. Nelly's venture into the remix arena aims to be an interesting complement to his canon -- an album that is intended to showcase the production genius of his right-hand man, Jason "Jay E" Epperson, and expand upon big hits like "Country Grammar Hot Shit," "Hot in Herre," and "Dilemma" with new beats and guest rappers. For instance, Nelly even narrates the album in an interviewer/interviewee format that is intended to shed light on his creative process and also showcase his cooler-than-thou fronting. However, whether the overall intentions here are sincere or not, Da Derrty Versions ends up playing like a cash-in. The main problem is that Nelly seemingly put more effort into the album's narration than its actual music -- his raps and hooks are pasted as is, for the most part. Epperson ends up carrying most of the weight, producing pretty much everything here the Jermaine Dupri remix of "Dilemma" and a pair of David Banner remixes being notable exceptions. Of course, when you let a producer remix his own songs, within a strictly commercial context with few liberties, the output isn't going to be vastly different from the input, and that's most certainly the case here. Thankfully, there's an ace new song, "Iz U," and a couple good third-party contributions: E-40's typically E-40 lacing of "Country Grammar Hot Shit," and David Banner's remix of "Air Force Ones," which also features Eightball. It's also a pleasure to hear Ron Isley's timeless crooning on the "Pimp Juice" remix. [Universal also released an edited version for those who take offense to profanity.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/25/2003
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • UPC: 602498613122
  • Catalog Number: 000166602
  • Sales rank: 206,991

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:24)
  2. 2 Country Grammar (Hot...) (4:58)
  3. 3 Iz U (6:07)
  4. 4 E.I. (5:03)
  5. 5 Ride Wit Me - City Spud (4:28)
  6. 6 Batter Up - The Professor (6:56)
  7. 7 If (3:38)
  8. 8 Hot in Herre (3:45)
  9. 9 Dilemma - Ali (5:06)
  10. 10 King's Highway (5:31)
  11. 11 Groovin' Tonight - City Spud (4:26)
  12. 12 Air Force Ones - David Banner (5:09)
  13. 13 Work It (4:12)
  14. 14 #1 - Postaboy (5:07)
  15. 15 Pimp Juice (6:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nelly Primary Artist
Bashiri Johnson Percussion
Craig Love Guitar
Steve Eigner Guitar
Billy Hume Acoustic Guitar, Bass
Dani Stevenson Vocals
Jason "Jay E" Epperson Percussion, Drums
Young Sears Keyboards
Ali "The Big One" Background Vocals
Matt Brauss Bass
Bryan Loss Drums
Jeremy Von Nida Guitar
Sky Vocals
Jake Arnold Electric Guitar
Thad DeBrock Guitar
Technical Credits
Charles Brown Composer
Bunny Sigler Composer
E-40 Composer
Jermaine Dupri Composer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Carl Nappa Engineer
Scott Spencer Storch Composer
Sandy Brummels Art Direction
Pharrell Williams Composer
Steve Eigner Engineer
Brian Garten Engineer
The Neptunes Producer
Chad Hugo Composer
DB Cook Composer
Justin Timberlake Composer
8Ball Composer
Nelly Composer, Executive Producer
Ali Composer
Waiel "Wally" Yaghnam Composer
Murphy Lee Composer
Jason "Jay E" Epperson Composer, Producer
Pusha T Composer
Jake Robinson Engineer
Herb Power Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome CD

    This cd is put in the form of an interview between songs, so number one is just the intro. I liked the country grammar remix than the first one, E-40 made it better. My favorite song on the cd is probably 7. If.

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