Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories

Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories

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by Swizz Beatz
     
 
The full-length debut for Ruff Ryders trackmaster Swizz Beatz is that rare thing in the rap world: a record with a single production style. Considering most mainstream rappers hire out two producers for every three tracks they release, hearing an entire LP with a uniform sound is as welcome as it is surprising.

Overview

The full-length debut for Ruff Ryders trackmaster Swizz Beatz is that rare thing in the rap world: a record with a single production style. Considering most mainstream rappers hire out two producers for every three tracks they release, hearing an entire LP with a uniform sound is as welcome as it is surprising. Still, Swizz Beatz' Kasseem Dean does vary his sound a bit, and experiments more than any you'd hear on a randomly selected 17 of his productions from other artists' albums. G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories finds him moving from quasi-acoustic soul (with the LL Cool J feature "Ghetto Love") to a few in the usual Ruff Ryders style (for Jadakiss on "Big Business" and Eve on "Island Spice") to a ragga track with Bounty Killer, but also introduces Ja Rule to Metallica for a heavy metal extravaganza called "We Did It Again." The highlight "Endalay" features Busta Rhymes livening up what would've been a comparatively bland production on its own, and Styles hits on all cylinders for "Good Times." Dean is actually a great rapper too, able to command the mic and the mixing board for three tracks here -- he should've given himself more. As it is, despite the great sounds and great features, too much of G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories finds one of the hottest producers in hip-hop resting on his laurels.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/10/2002
Label:
Dreamworks
UPC:
0600445032620
catalogNumber:
450326

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Swizz Beatz   Primary Artist
Robert "Bootsie" Barnes   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Mashonda   Vocals,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Metallica   Producer
Rich Keller   Engineer
Bob Rock   Producer,Engineer
John McClain   Executive Producer
S. Davis   Producer
Glen Marchese   Engineer
J. Brown   Producer
Tony Lopez Con Los Braddy's   Producer
Chris Theis   Engineer
Jason Rome   Engineer
Shaunard Williams   Marketing
Larry Phillabaum   Engineer
Roger Moody   Engineer
Kasseem Dean   Composer
Cortez Farris   Engineer

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4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I heard this album not to long ago, and I thought it was hot, you should go and get it. My favorite song on it is "Ghetto Love" cause it's me and my babies song
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everyone knows Swizz can bring the beats to the table, people wanted to know if he could craft a album and spit some rhymes. And Swizz wasnt that bad for solo debut. This is a hot album.