Grey Skies [Explicit Lyrics]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon Azpiri
While the profile of Southern hip-hop had risen in the few years preceding this album's release, relatively little had come out of the state of Mississippi. That is until Crooked Lettaz released their debut album, Grey Skies. MCs David Banner and Kamikaze have contrasting styles that work well together as both spit out thoughtful lyrics on tracks like "Chicken & Swine," "Trill," and "I Know." Production-wise, the album is a fresh take on Southern hip-hop. "A Girl Named Cim" features live instrumentation, something rarely heard on hip-hop records from down South. "Firewater" cleverly blends blasting horns and popping snares along with, of all things, a Japanese koto, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon Azpiri
While the profile of Southern hip-hop had risen in the few years preceding this album's release, relatively little had come out of the state of Mississippi. That is until Crooked Lettaz released their debut album, Grey Skies. MCs David Banner and Kamikaze have contrasting styles that work well together as both spit out thoughtful lyrics on tracks like "Chicken & Swine," "Trill," and "I Know." Production-wise, the album is a fresh take on Southern hip-hop. "A Girl Named Cim" features live instrumentation, something rarely heard on hip-hop records from down South. "Firewater" cleverly blends blasting horns and popping snares along with, of all things, a Japanese koto, while "Get Crunk" cleverly re-works Run DMC's classic "Rock Box." Overall, Grey Skies is an impressive effort, showing that there is more to the state of Mississippi than the blues.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/1999
  • Label: Penalty Records
  • UPC: 708047309048
  • Catalog Number: 3090

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mama Lena Intro (0:45)
  2. 2 Get Crunk (4:23)
  3. 3 Fire Water (4:37)
  4. 4 South's on My Mind (4:09)
  5. 5 Chicken and Swine - J Da Groova (3:59)
  6. 6 Straight Outta Africa - Aliou Diallo (1:28)
  7. 7 Daydreamin' (4:05)
  8. 8 A Girl Named Cim (4:18)
  9. 9 It's Ours - Us From Dirrt (3:43)
  10. 10 Tupelo (4:43)
  11. 11 Trill (6:14)
  12. 12 Pimp Shit - Budz (4:25)
  13. 13 Grey Skies (4:24)
  14. 14 Brad's Interlude (0:46)
  15. 15 Caught in the Game (4:12)
  16. 16 I Know (4:45)
  17. 17 Outro (4:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Crooked Lettaz Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Avon Marshall Keyboards, Background Vocals
Pimp C Track Performer
Artie Reynolds Bass
Andy C. Keyboards
Noreaga Track Performer
Dale Morris Bass
Timothy Deal Keyboards
Technical Credits
Kevin Parker Engineer
Pimp C Producer
Artie Reynolds Live Sound
Freddie Young Engineer
Andy C. Producer, Engineer
Michael Sarsfield Mastering
Michael Russell Contributor
Shawn Mackie Engineer
Julian Alexander Art Direction
Devon Kirkpatrick Engineer
Dale Morris Engineer
Nastee Engineer
David Banner Engineer, Executive Producer
Eddie "Gensu Dean" Alexander Producer
Won Bee Engineer
Rae Nimeh Engineer
Killah Kamikaze Executive Producer
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