Silver or Lead

Silver or Lead

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by Ursula Rucker
     
 
Silver or Lead makes it more than apparent that Ursula Rucker still has a lot to say -- and she's getting her points across better than ever, with the type of control over delivery that can convey the deepest pain and the most boiled-over rage in a confident whisper. On "Untitled Flow," she takes aim at gangsta rappers: "Ain't

Overview

Silver or Lead makes it more than apparent that Ursula Rucker still has a lot to say -- and she's getting her points across better than ever, with the type of control over delivery that can convey the deepest pain and the most boiled-over rage in a confident whisper. On "Untitled Flow," she takes aim at gangsta rappers: "Ain't gotta spit no gun click sh*t, 'cause life is hardcore 'nuff." On "What a Woman Must Do," she conveys the frustrations of the contradictions in the ways that women are treated and viewed: "Be called a muse, which is just a synonym for use/Put upon pedestals, dainty and protected/And because of that disrespected, Victorianized." Some of the productions that back Rucker (from the likes of 4hero, Masters at Work's Lil Louie Vega, the Roots, and King Britt) are so strong that they're deserving of being heard as instrumentals. Even when her voice is at its most relaxed, the listening is intense as hell -- it's not the kind of album you'd put on before going out, unless going out involves a rally or a march. So it'd be nice to be able to focus on the sounds a little more (most especially the delirious edits of the Jazzanova-produced "This"), making them all the more versatile in the process.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/2003
Label:
K7
UPC:
0730003715327
catalogNumber:
153
Rank:
129575

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ursula Rucker   Primary Artist,Vocals
Raul Midón   Background Vocals
Luisito Quintero   Percussion
Carlos "El Nene" Henrique   Bass
Tim Motzer   Bass,Guitar,Synthesizer Guitar,fender rhodes
Alma Horton   Vocals
Elliott Levin   Saxophone
Rob Yancey   Synthesizer
Selan Lerner   Keyboards
Denise Nejame   Background Vocals
Tanja Dixon   Vocals

Technical Credits

4hero   Producer
Steven Barkan   Engineer
Jeff Chestek   Engineer
Derek Green   Executive Producer
Ursula Rucker   Composer,Executive Producer
Society   Producer
King Britt   Composer,Producer
Tim Motzer   Producer
Nikos Teneketzis   Engineer
Anthony Tidd   Composer
?uestlove   Composer
"Little" Louie Vega   Arranger,Producer
Stefan Leisering   Composer
Alexander Barck   Composer
Jazzanova   Producer
Grand Wizards   Producer
Marc Mac   Arranger
Phillip Charles   Engineer
Rob Yancey   Producer,drum programming
John Wicks   Producer,Concept
Stefan Strüver   Executive Producer
ObaFunke   Engineer

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Silver or Lead 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really had to get adjusted to this cd compared to her first cd,I think that how it is when you listen to the same cd for a year or to you get use to the sound,but ursula proves me wrong,with Lonely can be sweet,soon was cute,the only song that i didn't care for was.the master at work single ugh,sometimes people can go too farwith mixing certain types of voices with te wrong sounds