Deliveranceby Bubba Sparxxx
"A lot a y'all was thinkin' that Bubba'd probably disappear," Bubba Sparxxx says on "Hootnanny," one of the better cuts from his sophomore effort, Deliverance. "In due time, but there's business left to tend to/I need another farm to bequeath my next of kin to." He goes on to suggest other things haters might have had him doing after his unlikely 2001 success, like buying a second pig, or relaxing in a brand new double wide. All of this plays out over typically skittering Timbaland beats that feature the added spice of regional colloquialism. Like swampland oozing from cracked city pavement, or a still set up under the steps of the 42nd Street subway station, Tim and fellow producers Organized Noize continuously recast Deliverance's songs of the South in their particular brand of shimmering, percussive urbanity. Ultramodern beats flatten out under harmonica, acoustic guitar, and fiddle; "Comin' Round" even integrates the plaintive chorus of Yonder Mountain String Band's "To See You Coming 'Round the Bend" into its pattering patois of beats and bumpkinism. Of the Organized Noize tracks, the brassy funk of "Like It or Not" -- featuring that crew's Sleepy Brown -- is the standout. It rolls on a razor-sharp '70s-collar vibe, and relates the tale of a typical Saturday night cruise into the ATL. For his part, Sparxxx is still a skilled, yet limited MC who too often lets his beats do the talking. Sure, his collaborators have some of the best beats in the business. But they can't always take up the slack when Bubba's raps start to wither in the heat. He seems to have plenty to say; Bubba's newly slim in the album's bowie knife-brandishing photo spread, which might account for the numerous mentions of how much action he's been getting. But mostly, Sparxxx still brings it in his particular Southern playalistic style, with his "fishin' pole and bottle of 'shine." Deliverance works best on the title track, "Comin' Round," and the family shout-out "Jimmy Mathis" -- as long as Sparxxx is trumping up his "New South" mantra, he might as well keep Timbaland's decks out on the front porch, where the beats can gleam in the humidity, and further his folky, funky flow.
- Release Date:
- Interscope Records
Performance CreditsBubba Sparxxx Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Larry Gold Conductor
Shorty B. Bass
Big Rube Vocals,Guest Appearance
Tomi Martin Guitar
Tye Tribbett & G.A. Background Vocals
Brandon Bennett Vocals
Austin Clark Fiddle,Steel Guitar
Bill Pettaway Guitar
Thaddeus T. Tribbett Bass
Paul Blake Guitar
Sleepy Brown Vocals,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Parris Bowen Keyboards
Jeff Bradshaw Trombone
Matt Cappy Trumpet
Ben Kenney Guitar
Kiley Dean Vocals,Guest Appearance
George "Spanky" McCurdy Drums
Technical CreditsKenny Buttrey Composer
Jimmy Douglass Composer,Engineer
Larry Gold String Arrangements
S. Jordan Composer
Organized Noize Producer
Timbaland Programming,Producer,Executive Producer,drum programming
C.C. McCoy Composer
Sean Davis Engineer
P. Brown Composer
Tim Mosley Composer
Estevan Oriol Cover Photo,Inlay Photography
Carlos "Storm" Martinez Engineer
Bubba Sparxxx Executive Producer
Steve Penny Engineer
Rico Wade Executive Producer
Morgan Garcia Engineer
Patrick Brown Composer
Ryan Tedder Composer
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Bubba Sparxxx has really outdone himself this time. This album is awesome. The beats, the lyrics, his voice....it's sooo good! Bubba Sparxxx is on fire! This album is going PLATINUM!!!
i think this is the best album that bubba has created to date. it will be hard to top this one.
this is one of the best cd's I have listened to in recent years. All of the tracks are great,there is not one piece of "filler" on it, I hope it sells!! Great variety, simply enjoyable
This album is different from anything on the shelves right now. Bubba and Timbaland's mix of Hip-hop and Country is groundbreaking. This CD you can put in and listen straight through without getting bored...
All around, this album is the best of 2003. Bubba steps up his game, timbo stepped up his production and they combine perfectly. "Warrant", "NoWhere" and "She Tried" are all tight, but i would say "Overcome" by far is the tightest track on the album. Support Bubba, get him to platinum status. With this album, he for sure deserves it!!!!
BUBBA SPARXXX CD IS BY FAR #1 ...THIS CD IS ONE THAT I CAN HONESTLY SAY ALL SONGS ARE GREAT...ESPECIALLY MY FAV DELIVERANCE...WE ALL HAVE YOUR CD BUBBA AND CANT WAIT TO HEAR OF A TOUR SOON:) WE LOVE IT AND WANNA HELP SPREAD THE NEWS:) THE BUBBA QUE GIRLS FROM FRESNO ANNALISA,LUCIA,MONICA,NORMA AND CHRISTINA:):)
This cd is one of the very few that I find good ALL THE WAY THROUGH. Each song is filled with great lyrics and quick wit. GET IT!!
This album's classic; a concrete piece of work from beginning to end. Some of the tracks might not be as hot as others on the album (they're 4/5 stars instead of 5/5 stars!), but "Deliverance" is definitely worth purchasing. The album's production is split between Timbaland and Organized Noize. Standout tracks are "Nowhere" feat. Kiley Dean, "Hootnanny" feat. Justin Timberlake, "My Tone", "She Tried", and "Take A Load Off". Stop sleepin on this guy- this album really does deliver, unlike most of the other '2 singles and album filler' albums nowadays.
This guy is the biggest Eminem wannabe. Don't even bother downloading his songs, they all sound like complete trash. Only people without a sense of music would listen to this trash.
Great album. Production top notch by Timbaland. Bubba's lyrics and topics are a breath of fresh air for the rap industry. He doesn't just rap about money, drugs and sex. He also includes topics most people can relate to. Guest appearances by Justin Timberlake and Kiley Dean. You got to have this album!
After "Dark Days, Bright Nights" I thought Bubba Sparxxx could never top that album but I was wrong. "Deliverance" is off the wall!! Bubba has outdone himself on this one and songs like "Jimmy Mathis" and "Deliverance" prove it. With new tracks produced by Timbaland (which means hotter beats) and stronger attacks on the mic is what attracted me the most to this sophomore album. I look for a new album in the near future. Recommened songs... "Jimmy Mathis", "Nowhere", and "Back In The Mud."
bubba came back hard and country! the blue-grass samples on this disc are crazy, and timbaland brought some real original stuff this time around. this is the album that people will realize the talent bubba has.