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Dutty Rock [2003]
     

Dutty Rock [2003]

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by Sean Paul
 

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Sean Paul's Dutty Rock is an infectious record, bursting with hooks and filled with energy; it is a surprise U.S. hit. Paul's mix of dancehall and modern R&B and hip-hop is lightweight and easy to dance to. It slows down near the end as some filler creeps in, but at its best, Dutty Rock is almost revolutionary. Paul utilizes big-name producers like See more details below

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Sean Paul's Dutty Rock is an infectious record, bursting with hooks and filled with energy; it is a surprise U.S. hit. Paul's mix of dancehall and modern R&B and hip-hop is lightweight and easy to dance to. It slows down near the end as some filler creeps in, but at its best, Dutty Rock is almost revolutionary. Paul utilizes big-name producers like Sly & Robbie, Steely & Clevie, Jeremy Harding, and the ubiquitous Neptunes, whose sexy "Bubble" is one of the highlights of the record. The best track, the stuttering, can't-get-it-out-of-your-head catchy "Get Busy," is produced by Steven "Lenky" Marsden, and features his staggeringly popular diwali rhythm and a great vocal by Paul. Other tracks, like the hit single "Gimme the Light," and the "Louie Louie"-influenced "Like Glue," are almost as good. Paul has a good ear for melody and his flat, distinctive voice is perfect for his sing-jay style (sing-jay being a blend of DJ and singing). Paul also ropes in Busta Rhymes for an amped-up remix of "Gimme the Light," and Rahzel of the Roots to provide rapping and silly noises on "Top of the Game." This is such a good record that even the skits are pretty good. "Police Skit" may even provide a few chuckles. Sean Paul's blend of dancehall and hip-hop brings out the best of each genre, and Dutty Rock should be booming out of your Jeep if you are a fan of either. [Dutty Rock was reissued in September of 2003 with the addition of "Baby Boy," an excellent track from Beyoncé's Dangerously in Love record that features Sean Paul, and the subtraction of the humorous but inessential skits, and one of the original album's weakest tracks, "It's On." This reshuffling makes an already strong album even stronger. The disc was also released in a "clean" format.]

Product Details

Release Date:
09/02/2003
Label:
Warner Bros Mod Afw
UPC:
0075678369124
catalogNumber:
83691
Rank:
75839

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sean Paul   Primary Artist
Fahrenheit   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Alton Ellis   Composer
Cleveland "Clevie" Browne   Composer,Producer
Willie C. Daniels   Promotional Director
Sly Dunbar   Producer
Lloyd James   Composer,Producer
Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson   Composer,Producer
John Junior   Promotional Director
Tony Kelly   Producer
R.A. Martin   Composer
Mark Myrie   Composer
Robbie Shakespeare   Producer
Trevor Smith   Composer
Pat Thrall   Engineer
Anthony Kelly   Composer
Christopher Chin   Executive Producer
Steven "Lenky" Marsden   Composer,Producer
J.B. Hernandez   Composer
Robert Waller   Composer
Murray Elias   Producer,Executive Producer,Remixing,Promotional Director
James Goring   Promotional Director
Pharrell Williams   Composer
Shawn Carter   Composer
Andre "Rookie" Tyrell   Composer,Producer
Beyoncé   Composer,Producer
Neptunes   Producer
Shawn King   Promotional Director
Jeremy Harding   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Remixing
Patrick Viala   Remixing
Wesley Rami   Executive Producer
Troyton   Producer
D. Dennis   Composer
Ward 21   Producer
Marlon James   Art Direction
Louis "Flabba" Malcom   Producer
Roger Mackenzie   Executive Producer
Troy Rami   Composer,Executive Producer
A. Gray   Composer
Vaughan Merrick   Engineer
Delroy Foster   Producer
Jason "Jigzagula" Henriques   Remixing
Sean Paul Henriques   Composer,Executive Producer
Mark Ronson   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Carlos Bedoya   Engineer
Erik Steinbach   Promotional Director
Beat People   Producer
Dont Think Twice   Promotional Director
Dustin Edelhertz   Promotional Director
Josh Glassel   Promotional Director
Gabe Tesoriero   Promotional Director
Shocking Vibes Team   Producer
Noah Jolles   Promotional Director
Michelle Linn   Promotional Director
Richard Martin   Producer
Debi Nova   Composer
Scott Storch   Composer,Producer

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Dutty Rock 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this CD in June 2003, and I swear it has yet to cool off. It's always playing -in my car, my friends' cars, my office CD player, you name it. I can't get enough of it! DUTTY YAH!