Gangsta Blues [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Onetime dancehall diva Tanya Stephens is back after an extended exile in Sweden, where she spent three years away from her beloved roughneck riddims making alternative rock for Warner Bros.' Swedish subsidiary label. She picks up pretty much where she left off, with expert but not exactly revelatory dancehall reggae based on rhythms provided by a handful of A- and B-list producers. Stephens' most significant asset is her genuinely rich and cultivated singing voice, a dark and supple alto that slips effortlessly from melody to chat and back again. Her lyrics are mostly a predictable mix of defensive braggadocio and by-the-numbers slackness; exceptions include the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Onetime dancehall diva Tanya Stephens is back after an extended exile in Sweden, where she spent three years away from her beloved roughneck riddims making alternative rock for Warner Bros.' Swedish subsidiary label. She picks up pretty much where she left off, with expert but not exactly revelatory dancehall reggae based on rhythms provided by a handful of A- and B-list producers. Stephens' most significant asset is her genuinely rich and cultivated singing voice, a dark and supple alto that slips effortlessly from melody to chat and back again. Her lyrics are mostly a predictable mix of defensive braggadocio and by-the-numbers slackness; exceptions include the emotionally complex "Little White Lie" and the brilliant "What's Your Story." She also makes an interesting choice of covers with a pretty fair version of Helen Reddy's "I Am Woman." The more vintage-style rhythms seem to bring out her best performances -- the album's highlight is "It's a Pity," which is built on a rich and dubwise Fatis Burrell production. Like most rap and dancehall albums, this one is too long by half -- of the album's 17 tracks, maybe nine are worth repeated listenings, and most of the rest feel like filler not to mention the tiresome spoken word interludes. Not bad overall.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/30/2004
  • Label: Vp Records
  • UPC: 054645169127
  • Catalog Number: 1691
  • Sales rank: 57,085

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (2:42)
  2. 2 Way Back (3:19)
  3. 3 Boom Wuk (2:25)
  4. 4 Damn (2:22)
  5. 5 Good Ride (3:06)
  6. 6 Little White Lie (3:24)
  7. 7 It's a Pity (2:43)
  8. 8 Tek Him Back (3:25)
  9. 9 I Am Woman (3:16)
  10. 10 This Is Love (3:25)
  11. 11 Gangsta Gal (3:00)
  12. 12 What's Your Story (3:18)
  13. 13 Can't Breathe (2:31)
  14. 14 Sound of My Tears (2:15)
  15. 15 The Other Cheek (3:56)
  16. 16 What a Day (4:18)
  17. 17 We a Lead (3:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tanya Stephens Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Helen Reddy Composer
Mister Doo Producer
Philip "Fatis" Burrell Producer
Clement "Coxsone" Dodd Composer
Paul Shields Mastering
Harry MacGregor Woods Composer
Ray Burton Composer
D. Dennis Composer
Louis "Flabba" Malcom Producer
Kerry DeBruce Art Direction
Pionear Producer
Anthony Senior Producer
Boris Silvera Producer
Andrew Henton Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    wow!BUY THIS CD!! ITS GREAT!!!!!!!!

    This is the best CD I brought this year! I loved it because it fit into what I was feeling this year so I would say its a perfect fit for all the young woman out there.!!!!! This ablum says you don't have to follow the typical role females are given you can actually have your own thoughts,be aggresive and be a lady!!!!!!1

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