N.O.R.E. y la Familia...Ya Tú Sabe

N.O.R.E. y la Familia...Ya Tú Sabe

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by N.O.R.E.
     
 

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About a year and a half after the unpredictable and underproductive rapper N.O.R.E. promised the album One Fan a Day with the Neptunes, Mariah Carey, and Beanie Sigel as his guests stars, the reggaeton-flavored N.O.R.E. y la Familia...Ya Tú

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About a year and a half after the unpredictable and underproductive rapper N.O.R.E. promised the album One Fan a Day with the Neptunes, Mariah Carey, and Beanie Sigel as his guests stars, the reggaeton-flavored N.O.R.E. y la Familia...Ya Tú Sabe appeared in its place. With a high-profile album in the can and the lucrative reggaeton train bringing everybody who rides it plenty of bling in 2006, there's every reason to suspect La Familia is an embarrassment waiting to happen, but it's hardly that at all. While N.O.R.E. might not be the first to mix hip-hop and reggaeton, only mixtapes, mashtapes, and bootleg white labels have blended the two genres with such abandon, weaving a hip-hop stance into a hyped-up bachata number or dropping smooth Latino crooning over an old-school boom-bap beat. The latter is what "Soy un Gangsta" does perfectly, but most of the album draws upon reggaeton beats, many thanks to SPK, who previously brought the spice to some Tony Touch tracks. "Mas Maiz" is one of the producer's best efforts, with an extravagant set of guest stars that goes from Fat Joe to the darling Nina Sky. Elsewhere, slick dancehall team T.O.K. makes an appearance, Ja Rule hangs for a track, and reggaeton vets Don Omar, Ivy Queen, and Daddy Yankee step up to the plate. The album's bulging guest list does make this more of a N.O.R.E.-hosted party than a N.O.R.E. album, something that might disappoint fans coming off his very focused, very hip-hop album God's Favorite. But as track after track swirls and hypnotizes with infectious raps and hooks, the fact that this isn't a grimy hustler or a N.O.R.E.-centric album matters less and less. The inclusion of "Oye Mi Canto" -- an in-your-face reggaeton stunner that was originally released to promote One Fan a Day -- as a bonus track is just the icing on the cake, and if you can't get over the sharp left turn the rapper's discography takes, it's your loss and reggaeton's gain. La Familia is a spicy thug party that breaks plenty of rules and never feels contrived or anything but inspired. After listening to it, an album with a Mariah Carey duet as its centerpiece doesn't seem that exciting at all.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2006
Label:
Roc-A-Fella
UPC:
0602498519356
catalogNumber:
000626602

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

N.O.R.E.   Primary Artist
Final Chapter   Track Performer
Big Mato   Track Performer
Gem Star   Track Performer
L.D.A.   Track Performer
Richard "El Pequeño" Camacho   Guitar

Technical Credits

Menace   Producer
Juan Perez   Executive Producer
Robert Sims   Art Direction
B. Burke   Composer
Deborah Mannis-Gardner   Sample Clearance
SPK   Producer,Executive Producer
N.O.R.E.   Executive Producer
J.T. Martinez   Composer
R. Flores   Composer
Alistaire McCalla   Composer
Roshaun Clarke   Composer
Echo   Producer
T.J. Allen   Composer
J. Atkins   Composer
A&A   Producer
Martin Meer   Executive Producer
Jazmin Polanco   Marketing
Presidente "Jay Z"   Executive Producer
Manuel Alejandro "Boy Wonder" Ruiz   Producer,Remixing
Uncle Wise   Executive Producer

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N.O.R.E. y la Familia...Ya Tú Sabe 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an ultimate predicatable and very silly album, despite N.O.R.E. transformation into reggaeton and some good songs, the rest is just over the top and predicatable. Although I Do like N.O.R.E.'s charisma, but I Have to give this a thumbs down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you love Reggaeton and hip hop, you're going to definitely love this album. This album is anything but silly. Albeit NORE has a limited spanish vocabulary, he still brings it with his own Rappeton style. I highly recommend this album for anyone interested in Reggaeton