Ghetto Hymns [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Dave Hollister's Ghetto Hymns is something of a concept album about the triumphs and pitfalls of love and relationships in the inner city. Of course, that doesn't mean it's always serious or realistic, but what matters is that Hollister knows how to mix hard-hitting beats with his own smooth singing and a number of cameo raps by the likes of Erick Sermon, Redman, Jazze Pha and Too Short. The result is a record that, while it could have been trimmed a bit, will generally please fans of Hollister's former group, Blackstreet, and of other hip-hop/soul hybrid artists. [Ghetto Hymns was also released in an edited version with all of the profanities removed, which can at times ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Dave Hollister's Ghetto Hymns is something of a concept album about the triumphs and pitfalls of love and relationships in the inner city. Of course, that doesn't mean it's always serious or realistic, but what matters is that Hollister knows how to mix hard-hitting beats with his own smooth singing and a number of cameo raps by the likes of Erick Sermon, Redman, Jazze Pha and Too Short. The result is a record that, while it could have been trimmed a bit, will generally please fans of Hollister's former group, Blackstreet, and of other hip-hop/soul hybrid artists. [Ghetto Hymns was also released in an edited version with all of the profanities removed, which can at times disrupt the flow of the lyrics.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/25/1999
  • Label: Dreamworks
  • UPC: 600445012325
  • Catalog Number: 50123
  • Sales rank: 162,496

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dave Hollister Primary Artist, Background Vocals, Bird Calls
Barbara George Cello
Marilyn Baker Viola
Elizabeth Wilson Violin
Robert Adcock Cello
Murray Adler Violin
Brenton Banks Violin
Andrea Byers Violin
Isabelle Daskoff Violin
Assa Drori Violin
Henry Ferber Violin
Clare Fischer Conductor
Maurice Grants Cello
Tim Kelley Bass, fender rhodes
Cliff Lighty Bird Calls
Levi Little Guitar
Jorge Moraga Viola
Don Palmer Violin
Kazi Pitelka Viola
Bob Robinson Acoustic Guitar, fender rhodes
Richard Treat Cello
Eric Williams Bird Calls
Shari Zippert Violin
Patricia Aiken Violin
Robert Sanov Violin
Jazze Pha Bird Calls
Spanky Williams Guitar, Background Vocals
Andrew Picken Viola
Darryl Adams Bird Calls
Armen Anassian Violin
Lynn Grants Viola
Tod French Cello
Dimitri Bovaird Viola
Denise Briese Bass
Becky Bunnell Violin
Tiffany Yi Hu Violin
Donald Ferrone Bass
Technical Credits
John Mitchell Arranger, Producer
Redman Producer
Ted Bishop Producer
Steve Carr Art Direction
Rob Chiarelli Engineer
Clare Fischer String Arrangements
Troy Hightower Engineer
Dave Hollister Producer, Executive Producer
Tony Johnson Wardrobe Design
Tim Kelley Engineer, drum programming
Marc Kinchen Producer
Larry Mah Engineer
Erick Sermon Producer, Executive Producer
Eric Williams Producer
Serban Ghenea Engineer
Bryan Smith Engineer
Twinkie Clark-Terrell Composer
Jazze Pha Producer
Gene Peoples Producer
Abigail Adams Producer
Bernard Alexander Executive Producer
Ken Fambro Producer
Giulio Costanzo Art Direction
Wesley Hogges Producer
Frances Pennington Creative Art
Steven "Steven J." Jordan Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    talent that gets so overlooked

    what can you say about dave hollister?? he is so amazingly talented and also one of the most underrated. he can sing like a beautiful bird and yet doesnt get looked at by most people. while this is the roughest cd of his, it is also the most versatile. there is something for everyone on it. gospel, r&b hip hop, you name it. dave is a 5 always in my book!!!

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