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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Coming out of that odd, outlandish slice of hip-hop that goes from Insane Clown Posse to Tech N9ne, earning respect has been an uphill battle for rapper Krizz Kaliko. Fortunately for the listener, the man couldn't care less. Genius may be a lofty title, and at 20 tracks long, it may look like an overwrought effort to prove it, but the album goes back to both the slaughterhouse and whorehouse often enough that you can't call it crossover, plus the abundance clearly comes from an overly active mind and becomes less of an issue with each return listen. The appearance of E-40 on the good-time number "Doe Doe" plus Krizz's wicked impression of the Bay Area Slang King during ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Coming out of that odd, outlandish slice of hip-hop that goes from Insane Clown Posse to Tech N9ne, earning respect has been an uphill battle for rapper Krizz Kaliko. Fortunately for the listener, the man couldn't care less. Genius may be a lofty title, and at 20 tracks long, it may look like an overwrought effort to prove it, but the album goes back to both the slaughterhouse and whorehouse often enough that you can't call it crossover, plus the abundance clearly comes from an overly active mind and becomes less of an issue with each return listen. The appearance of E-40 on the good-time number "Doe Doe" plus Krizz's wicked impression of the Bay Area Slang King during "Chip on My Shoulder" help connect him to the world of mainstream rap. The influence of urban radio continues when "Get Off" finds him getting his Usher on, although lines like "She said 'I love the way you touchin' me/It's twenty bucks but you get one for free'" are genuinely Kaliko, and when "She'll Do" rocks the orgy in Juggalo style, it becomes obvious that Genius has not forgotten its core audience. For them, the autobiographical "Bipolar" will be the revealing highlight that equals the previous album's "Vitiligo." Newcomers, on the other hand, will be instantly swayed by the inspirational "Getcha Life Right," which shows this freak has a foundation ("I push a bucket/Long as my mama and my wife right"). Following that number with the sick and twisted stalker anthem "Love You 2 Death" is just one of the hard left turns the album takes, and backing tracks come from numerous genres (rock, rap, reggae, etc.), with "The Chemical" being especially rangy thanks to its disco hit ("Knock on Wood") meets black rock (Living Colour) construction. This elaborate effort may feature too much suburban noise for some, but Kaliko is developing toward the album's title at a steady pace, and better yet, on his own terms.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/14/2009
  • Label: Strange Music
  • UPC: 893981001575
  • Catalog Number: 57
  • Sales rank: 15,387

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:18)
  2. 2 Chip on My Shoulder (2:11)
  3. 3 Genius (2:52)
  4. 4 Back Pack (3:38)
  5. 5 Doe Doe (4:30)
  6. 6 Get Off (3:58)
  7. 7 Butt Naked Fun (2:53)
  8. 8 Getcha Life Right - Snug Brim (4:40)
  9. 9 Love You 2 Death (3:59)
  10. 10 Misunderstood (2:49)
  11. 11 Bipolar (4:03)
  12. 12 Dead Wrong (2:25)
  13. 13 So High (3:10)
  14. 14 The Chemical (2:38)
  15. 15 She'll Do (3:18)
  16. 16 Be Right Back (3:52)
  17. 17 Hum Drum (2:44)
  18. 18 Happy Birthday (4:21)
  19. 19 Choir Boy (2:34)
  20. 20 Outro (0:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Krizz Kaliko Primary Artist
Below Zero Vocals
E-40 Vocals
Big Scoob Vocals
Tech N9ne Vocals
DJ Chill Vocals
Robert Rebeck Vocals
Skatterman Vocals
Kutt Calhoun Vocals
Snug Brim Vocals
Makzilla Vocals
Irv Da Phenom Vocals
Richard Fatherley Vocals
Ken Lovern Keyboards
Glenae B. Harvey Vocals
Crystal Watson Vocals
Barbara Word Vocals
Momma Vocals
Technical Credits
Earl Stevens Composer
Robert Rebeck Audio Production
Adam "Wyshmaster" Cherrington Audio Production
Krizz Kaliko Audio Production
Michael "Seven" Summers Audio Production
Steven V. Mitchell Composer
Stacy Landis Composer
Quinton "Q-Rock" Johnson Audio Production
Josh "Karbon" Brunstetter Audio Production
Jonah "Matic Lee" Appleby Audio Production
Aaron Henderson Composer
Stewart D. Ashby Jr. Composer
Samuel Watson Composer
Melvin Calhoun Composer
Manzilla Queen Composer
Tramaine Winfrey Audio Production
Aaron D. "Tech N9ne" Yates Composer
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