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One Man Band Man
     

One Man Band Man

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by Swizz Beatz
 

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Shortly after fellow rap producers Pharrell and Timbaland released solo albums of their own, Swizz Beatz served up One Man Band Man, and like those of his peers, it fails to fulfill its potential, held back by repetitive, inane raps and relentless, self-indulgent boasting. Prior to this misstep, Swizz had

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Shortly after fellow rap producers Pharrell and Timbaland released solo albums of their own, Swizz Beatz served up One Man Band Man, and like those of his peers, it fails to fulfill its potential, held back by repetitive, inane raps and relentless, self-indulgent boasting. Prior to this misstep, Swizz had been on a hot streak. Most notably, he produced three of the best songs on Beyoncé's 2006 chart-topper B'day ("Get Me Bodied," "Upgrade U," "Ring the Alarm") as well as her number one soundtrack hit "Check on It" (from The Pink Panther). He'd also recently produced tracks for Jay-Z, T.I., the Game, Ice Cube, Busta Rhymes, Gwen Stefani, R. Kelly, Eve, and UGK. Given such contacts, it's puzzling why Swizz didn't ask at least a few of these superstars to return the favor and contribute to his album. That's what Pharrell and Timbaland did on their respective solo albums, In My Mind (2006) and Shock Value (2007), and that's indeed what Swizz did on his previous album, G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories (2002). As expected, the productions are lively, no question about that (Eve's contemporaneous single, "Tambourine," is a good point of comparison). When the album's rare guest raps (Drag On on "Bust Ya Gunz"; Lil Wayne [whose gonzo verse is the album highlight], R. Kelly, and Jadakiss on "It's Me Bitches [Remix]") do turn up, they're a relief. Had Swizz included more guest features like these, and consequently put himself on the sidelines more frequently, One Man Band Man would be a much more enjoyable listening experience.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/21/2007
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0602517325982
catalogNumber:
000889502

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Swizz Beatz   Primary Artist
Eric McCaine   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
Loren Dawson   Keyboards
Marlin "Hookman" Bonds   Vocals
Individuals   Keyboards
Gary Neishloss   Percussion
Young World   Bass,Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Eric McCaine   Programming,Producer
Sylvia Rhone   Executive Producer
Angelo Aponte   Engineer
Carlisle Young   Producer
Swizz Beatz   Programming,Producer,Executive Producer
Gregory Taylor   Producer
Chris Martin   Composer
Will Champion   Composer
Guy Berryman   Composer
Jonny Buckland   Composer
Kasseem Dean   Composer
Sammy DAmbruoso   Engineer
Rob Kinelski   Engineer
Richard Reitz   Engineer
Eric "Erk" Vargas   Engineer
Marlin "Hookman" Bonds   Producer
Individuals   Programming,Producer
Qaadir Atkinson   Composer
Shandell Green   Composer

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One Man Band Man 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yo the album is sick. Aint nobody topping this album for 2007 swizz got it word to me yo