Issues

Issues

by Mr. G
     
 
If you were listening to one of those great, over-the-top, and very silly Red Rat and Goofy tracks back in the day, there's no way you'd guess one of those jokers could turn in a fully formed, knockout album. Nobody but dancehall's inner circle knew it, but Goofy (real name Chad Simpson) was learning all he could about the business while

Overview

If you were listening to one of those great, over-the-top, and very silly Red Rat and Goofy tracks back in the day, there's no way you'd guess one of those jokers could turn in a fully formed, knockout album. Nobody but dancehall's inner circle knew it, but Goofy (real name Chad Simpson) was learning all he could about the business while releasing those novelty singles and setting himself to be a songwriting/producing/singing triple threat. It all comes to life on Issues, Simpson's debut for his less silly moniker, Mr. G. He's still playful and fun, but he's added poignant and reflective to it, along with a slick R&B-styled palette of sounds. Issues is way more varied than most dancehall albums and way more polished, but still with that punch. Simpson sits in the producer's chair here and there and brings in some top-notch help (Shocking Vibes, Pop Rox) to keep things lively. With Wayne Wonder, Tony Rebel, and Beenie Man, the album has plenty of A-list power and it all works. Even pop diva Joss Stone's appearance on "Issues" fits like a glove and you'd be hard-pressed to pick a whack track. Mr. G is a skilled vocalist, taking it slower than most of his contemporaries and making it easier for all non-Jamaicans listeners to keep up. The album is just a bit too lightweight to be called an instant classic, but rarely do you walk away from a full-length -- pop, R&B, dancehall, or whatever -- with so many good tunes stuck in your head.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/10/2004
Label:
S-Curve Records
UPC:
0724357175029
catalogNumber:
71750

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

G   Primary Artist
Wayne Wonder   Vocals
Danny Browne   Drums
Haldane Danny Browne   Background Vocals
Chevelle Franklyn   Background Vocals
Dave Schommer   Background Vocals
Christie Beu   Vocals
Kathryn Raio   Vocals
Joss Stone   Vocals
Alex   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Beenie Man   Producer,Audio Production
Tony Rebel   Composer
Danny Browne   Programming
Haldane Danny Browne   Composer
Sly Dunbar   Composer
Pat Green   Composer
Mike Mangini   Composer,Programming,Producer
Robbie Shakespeare   Composer
Victoria Shaw   Composer
Richard Browne   Programming
Duke Mushroom   Engineer
Robert Browne   Programming
Dave Schommer   Composer
Melvin Steals   Composer
Andrew Bradford   Programming,Producer
Pop Rox   Programming,Producer
Sheldon Steiger   Engineer
Sam Hollander   Composer
Bret Healey   Art Direction
Chad Simpson   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Christie Beu   Composer
Steven Greenberg   Producer,Executive Producer
Joss Stone   Composer
Troyton Rami   Composer,Producer,Remixing,Audio Production
Daniel Luis   Programming,Producer
Steve Greenberg   Composer
Mike Mancini   Audio Production
Mario Campbell   Audio Production

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