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Graffiti the World [Universal Republic]
     

Graffiti the World [Universal Republic]

by Rehab
 

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Rehab's 2000 debut, Southern Discomfort, was a disturbing and often bleakly funny depiction of the world of drug abuse; like Eminem, to whom the two white Atlanta rappers were most often compared, Danny Boone and Brooks Buford used hip-hop as the form to exorcise some personal demons, but unlike

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Rehab's 2000 debut, Southern Discomfort, was a disturbing and often bleakly funny depiction of the world of drug abuse; like Eminem, to whom the two white Atlanta rappers were most often compared, Danny Boone and Brooks Buford used hip-hop as the form to exorcise some personal demons, but unlike Eminem, there was little sense of persona or deliberate distancing on that album, which felt harrowingly real and personal. Also unlike Eminem, the album didn't sell squat, so Rehab were soon bounced from Sony and took nearly five years to create their D.I.Y. follow-up. Graffiti the World is much more live-sounding than their sample-heavy debut, with a greater use of live guitar, bass, and drums, and Boone and Buford sing at least as much as they rap. The album is also much less lyrically heavy than the debut, with some songs that actually have a glimmer of hope in them. The results at times recall a much less annoying version of the rap-rock of groups like Limp Bizkit. However, that style of music was so thoroughly past its sell-by date by the summer of 2005 that even good songs like the opening "WHT Do U WNT FRM Me" (which features the album's strongest chorus) sound unfortunately dated. It took so long for Rehab to follow up their first album that it seems like their moment has passed them by. [In 2008, after the track "Sittin' at a Bar" from the band's 2000 album had become a popular jukebox cut, the Universal label reissued Graffiti the World with a re-recording of the hit. Now called "Bartender Song," it appears along with two other new recordings plus a reshuffled track listing. "WHT Do U WNT FRM Me" has been dropped from the album.]

Product Details

Release Date:
07/15/2008
Label:
Republic
UPC:
0602517774827
catalogNumber:
001155502
Rank:
3937

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Performance Credits

Rehab   Primary Artist
Tom Knight   Drums
Mike Hartnett   Guitar
Mellow   Trumpet
Billy Hume   Guitar,Background Vocals
Julius Speed   Keyboards
DJ Chris Crisis   DJ
Nike Hartnett   Guitar
Chris Hood   Drums
Hano Leathers   Bass Guitar
Foz   Guitar
Danny Boone   Vocals

Technical Credits

Maurice Sinclair   Composer
Mike Hartnett   Producer
Billy Hume   Producer
Joel Mullis   Engineer
Josh Houghkirk   Engineer
Ron Lewis   Concept
Carlos Oyanedel   Engineer
Chris Lee   Executive Producer
Justin Mullinix   Engineer
Wayne Scheiner   Composer,Producer
Farshid Arshid   Executive Producer
Mark Eckard   Engineer
Danny Boone   Producer

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