Kamikaze [Bonus Tracks] [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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 is 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," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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 is 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 stunning yet limited rapper. One album per five years, monthly guest spots, and the occasional brilliant single equal just the right amount of Twista. [The bonus remixes edition of Kamikaze improves on the original release with two well-chosen extras. "So Sexy Chapter II Like This" is the usual "Chapter II" from R. Kelly, one where he stretches out the best riffs and grooves from the original and tops it with freewheeling raps and vocals. The slinky "Freek-a-Leek" is always welcome, even if Twista's contribution to the remix is minimal. The bonus remixes edition was also released in a clean version, with all explicit material removed.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/2/2004
  • Label: Atlantic Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075678374623
  • Catalog Number: 83746
  • Sales rank: 172,035

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Get Me (3:58)
  2. 2 Kill Us All (3:10)
  3. 3 Pimp on (4:02)
  4. 4 Slow Jamz - Kanye West (3:32)
  5. 5 Overnight Celebrity (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 (4:55)
  10. 10 So Sexy (3:51)
  11. 11 Higher - Ludacris (3:31)
  12. 12 Snoopin' (5:21)
  13. 13 Like a 24 - Liffy Stokes (3:55)
  14. 14 Hope (4:32)
  15. 15 Sunshine (3:44)
  16. 16 Art & Life (Chi-Roc) - Young Chris (4:06)
  17. 17 So Sexy Chapter II (Like This) (4:03)
  18. 18 Freek-A-Leek - Petey Pablo (4:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Twista Primary Artist
Donnie Lyle Guitar
Yvonne Williams Children's Choirmaster
Jazze Pha Vocals
Miri Ben-Ari Violin
Kendall D. Nesbitt Keyboards
Gregg Landfair Guitar
Kanye West Vocals
Co Vocals
Rodney East Keyboards
Penelope Magnet Vocals
Bishop Don Magic Juan Vocals
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, Audio Production
Brian Frye Engineer
Ray Seay Engineer
T. Shaw Composer
Brian Stanley Engineer
Chris Steinmetz Engineer
Larry Sturm Engineer
Corey Williams Engineer
Anthony Hamilton Composer
Jazze Pha Producer, Audio Production
Benjamin Niles Art Direction
The Legendary Traxster Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Lil Jon Producer, Audio Production
Abel Garibaldi Engineer
Miri Ben-Ari Composer
Kanye West Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Mike Caren Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, Vocal Producer
C.C. Mitchell Composer
C. Harris Composer
Toxic Producer, Audio Production
Kamel Abdo Engineer
Andy Gallas Engineer
Ian Mereness Programming, Engineer
Tatsuya Sato Engineer
Mike Baker 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
Jeanne Grece Calligraphy
Wildstyles Producer
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mastering
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