Latin Lingo

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
A compilation of Latin hip-hop is an idea whose time has come. Actually, it came some time ago -- kudos to Rhino for being the first to actually do it. Latin rap has been around pretty much as long as rap itself; Latinos were counted among the trendsetting old-school rappers of the late '70s, and modern rappers like Kid Frost, Mellow Man Ace, and Proper Dos hark back to a tradition started by such early Chicano figures as Ruby D. and Grand Wizard Theodore. But given the proud traditions in which the tunes on this album are steeped, things get off to a kind of dismal start. Opening up with the robotically unfunky "Sumthin Ta Bump" by Proper Dos, Latin Lingo then almost ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
A compilation of Latin hip-hop is an idea whose time has come. Actually, it came some time ago -- kudos to Rhino for being the first to actually do it. Latin rap has been around pretty much as long as rap itself; Latinos were counted among the trendsetting old-school rappers of the late '70s, and modern rappers like Kid Frost, Mellow Man Ace, and Proper Dos hark back to a tradition started by such early Chicano figures as Ruby D. and Grand Wizard Theodore. But given the proud traditions in which the tunes on this album are steeped, things get off to a kind of dismal start. Opening up with the robotically unfunky "Sumthin Ta Bump" by Proper Dos, Latin Lingo then almost grinds to an aesthetic halt with the smarmy "Ring My Bell," Jew Lay's remake of an old Anita Ward single that raises hardly a glimmer of musical interest. Things pick up quickly from there, however: Kid Frost's masterful "La Raza" kicks all kinds of butt, featuring a deep, heavy groove and Frost's graceful Spanglish flow. Mellow Man Ace's "Mentirosa" is an amusing ode to a lying girlfriend based on a stock rhythm popularized a few years back by Tone-Loc, and then Proper Dos redeem themselves somewhat with the muscular "Mexican Power." Hi-C and Tony A check in with a musically sophisticated answer to the James and Bobby Purify classic "I'm Not Your Puppet." Those who have a high tolerance for puerile, chest-pounding sex talk will have no problem grooving to either that track or the more upbeat "Froggy Style." One of the album's highest points comes when some of the young rappers collaborate with old-school funksters War. A weak start and occasional machismo excesses aside, this is a fine album overall.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/25/1995
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227192327
  • Catalog Number: 71923

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sumthin Ta Bump (4:45)
  2. 2 Ring My Bell - Jew Lay (4:20)
  3. 3 La Raza (3:27)
  4. 4 Mentirosa (4:18)
  5. 5 Mexican Power (4:27)
  6. 6 I'm Not Your Puppet (6:02)
  7. 7 On a Sunday Afternoon (3:47)
  8. 8 Don't Let No One Get You Down (4:25)
  9. 9 Homies (3:21)
  10. 10 One Summer Night (4:45)
  11. 11 Froggy Style (3:11)
  12. 12 Rap Declares War (5:04)
  13. 13 Sumthin Ta Bump (4:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mellow Man Ace Track Performer
War Track Performer
Frost Track Performer
Hi-C Track Performer
Lighter Shade of Brown Track Performer
Proper Dos Track Performer
Tony A. Track Performer
Kid Frost Track Performer
Hispanic M.C.'s Track Performer
Stuart Wylen Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Shiro Track Performer
Huggy Boy Track Performer
Jew Lay Track Performer
Technical Credits
Lee Oskar Composer
Lonnie Jordan Composer
Thomas Allen Composer
Larry Blouin Producer
Harold Brown Composer
Jammin' James Carter Producer
B.B. Dickerson Composer
Jerry Goldstein Composer, Producer
Ernie Gonzalez Producer
Tim Reid Producer
Howard Scott Composer, Producer
Steve Yano Producer, Executive Producer, Remastering
Charles Miller Composer
Bill Walker Producer
Coco Shinomiya Art Direction
Patrick Milligan Discographical Annotation
Rocky Padilla Arranger, Producer
Cliff Richey Producer
Coco Shinomiva Art Direction
Chris Charles Producer
Howard Scott Producer
Andrew "Juice-The Electric Wire" Smith Producer
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