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To say that motor-mouthed Twista and producer Toxic took their time getting Kamikaze out is an understatement. Released nearly five years after his last album and promoted by the rapper since 2001, Kamikaze finally dropped in one of the least popular months for music buying: January. The long-talked-about Timbaland team-up ended up on Timbaland's album, and Kamikaze's original single, "Tattoo," landed on Toxic and Twista's Legit Ballaz project instead. Seems like Kamikaze was doomed from the start, but it's actually a fair album for two main reasons: the new lead single, "Slow Jamz," and the killer guest productions of Kanye West. West is at the helm for "Slow Jamz," producing, singing, and delivering what could be ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
To say that motor-mouthed Twista and producer Toxic took their time getting Kamikaze out is an understatement. Released nearly five years after his last album and promoted by the rapper since 2001, Kamikaze finally dropped in one of the least popular months for music buying: January. The long-talked-about Timbaland team-up ended up on Timbaland's album, and Kamikaze's original single, "Tattoo," landed on Toxic and Twista's Legit Ballaz project instead. Seems like Kamikaze was doomed from the start, but it's actually a fair album for two main reasons: the new lead single, "Slow Jamz," and the killer guest productions of Kanye West. West is at the helm for "Slow Jamz," producing, singing, and delivering what could be the couplet of 2004: "She got a light-skinned friend look like Michael Jackson/Got a dark-skinned friend look like Michael Jackson." Between the speedy Luther Vandross samples, Jamie Foxx's verse, and West name-checking all of the heroes of pillow-talk radio, there's just enough room for Twista's rapid rap. Twista's style is stunning, doubly so for any aspiring rappers, but for those who just listen, it lacks the depth to carry a full album on its own. Still, his in-and-out appearances on other artists' tracks whetted the appetite for more, and Kamikaze delivers past the single. "Still Feels So Good" is a worthy sequel to Adrenaline Rush's "It Feels So Good," "So Sexy" features a slinky R. Kelly appearance, and "Get Me" finds Toxic's production coming off as cinematic where elsewhere it's just anemic. Two slower numbers toward the end -- the introspective "Hope" and the Bill Withers-sampling "Sunshine" -- go a long way toward expanding the album's narrow spectrum, and Twista's skills adjust nicely to the mellow pace. Whatever the reasons for Kamikaze's delay, it does make for near-perfect timing for the stunning yet limited rapper. One album per five years, monthly guest spots, and the occasional brilliant single equal just the right amount of Twista. [Kamikaze
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/2004
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678359927
  • Catalog Number: 83599

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Get Me (3:58)
  2. 2 Kill Us All (3:10)
  3. 3 Pimp On - 8Ball (4:02)
  4. 4 Slow Jamz - Kanye West (3:32)
  5. 5 Overnight Celebrity - Kanye West (3:53)
  6. 6 Still Feels So Good (4:09)
  7. 7 Drinks (4:14)
  8. 8 Badunkadunk (4:13)
  9. 9 One Last Time (4:56)
  10. 10 So Sexy (3:51)
  11. 11 Higher - Ludacris (3:31)
  12. 12 Snoopin' (5:21)
  13. 13 Like a 24 (4:27)
  14. 14 Hope (4:32)
  15. 15 Sunshine (3:44)
  16. 16 Art & Life (Chi-Roc) - Young Chris (4:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Twista Primary Artist, Vocals
Jamie Foxx Vocals, Guest Appearance
R. Kelly Vocals, Guest Appearance
Yvonne Williams Choir Conductor
Anthony Hamilton Vocals, Guest Appearance
Jazze Pha Vocals, Guest Appearance
Cee Lo Green Vocals, Guest Appearance
Gregg Landfair Guitar
Memphis Bleek Vocals, Guest Appearance
Ludacris Vocals, Guest Appearance
Rodney East Keyboards
Young Chris Vocals, Guest Appearance
Danny Boy Vocals
Highbeam Vocals
Aisha Tyler Vocals
John Legend Keyboards
Liffy Stokes Track Performer
Technical Credits
Burt Bacharach Composer
Leonard Williams Composer
R. Kelly Arranger, Composer, Producer
T. Shaw Composer
Corey Williams Engineer
Anthony Hamilton Composer
Jazze Pha Producer
Abel Garibaldi Engineer
Miri Ben-Ari Composer
Wildstyle Producer
Kanye West Composer
Mike Caren Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Producer
C.C. Mitchell Composer
C. Harris Composer
Andy Gallas Engineer
Ian Mereness Programming, Engineer
Tatsuya Sato Engineer
C.F. Reis Composer
Red Spyda Producer
Jun Ishizeki Engineer
Mister B Producer
Nathan Wheeler Engineer
D Roy Producer
M. Thurston Cox Composer
D. Palmer Composer
Rawle Stewart Executive Producer
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