Supa Sista

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All Music Guide - Bret Love
Spoken word poetry is something of an acquired taste, and the debut from Philadelphia native Ursula Rucker, though promising, is unlikely to bring many new converts to the movement. The poetess has made quite a name for herself over the years, working with artists ranging from techno titans like King Britt and Josh Wink to hometown hip-hoppers the Roots and Bahamadia. On Supa Sista, she gets her turn in the spotlight, with a subdued speech pattern and sultry vocal cadences well-suited to the airy trip-hop grooves that back most of the tracks. Songs like "What???" and "One Million Ways to Burn" work wonderfully, the former matching aggressive lyrics about the state of black ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bret Love
Spoken word poetry is something of an acquired taste, and the debut from Philadelphia native Ursula Rucker, though promising, is unlikely to bring many new converts to the movement. The poetess has made quite a name for herself over the years, working with artists ranging from techno titans like King Britt and Josh Wink to hometown hip-hoppers the Roots and Bahamadia. On Supa Sista, she gets her turn in the spotlight, with a subdued speech pattern and sultry vocal cadences well-suited to the airy trip-hop grooves that back most of the tracks. Songs like "What???" and "One Million Ways to Burn" work wonderfully, the former matching aggressive lyrics about the state of black music today against 4 Hero's urgent rhythms, the latter pairing her sexy voice with a sensual funk groove from Jonah Sharp to create a perfect soundtrack for horizontal entwinement. But on some tracks, repetitive grooves or insistent chants prove irritating, taking the listener out of the mood the other tunes worked so hard to create. Still, all in all a fine debut.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/11/2001
  • Label: K7
  • UPC: 730003710629
  • Catalog Number: 106
  • Sales rank: 370,725

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In Her Elizabeth (2:09)
  2. 2 Womansong (5:24)
  3. 3 7 - M.A.D. (4:54)
  4. 4 Letter to A sister friend - Vicki Miles (4:50)
  5. 5 What??? (4:47)
  6. 6 Digichant (4:06)
  7. 7 Philadelphia Child (4:30)
  8. 8 Supa Sista (5:22)
  9. 9 Brown Boy (7:09)
  10. 10 Spring (5:59)
  11. 11 One Million Ways to Burn (5:50)
  12. 12 Song For Billy (7:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ursula Rucker Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Doc Gibbs Percussion
Victoria Miles Vocals, Background Vocals
Tim Motzer Bass, Guitar, Cymbals, Bass Drums, Guitar (Resonator)
Will Brock fender rhodes
Alexkid Multi Instruments
Alma Horton Background Vocals
Mark Boyce fender rhodes, String Machine
M.A.D. Track Performer
Colin Lindo Keyboards
Brad Somatik Bass
Sarah Button Violin
Hilary Skewes Cello
Sebastian See Schierenberg Violin
Raquel Massadas Viola
Technical Credits
4hero Programming, Producer
Ursula Rucker Executive Producer
King Britt Producer
Tim Motzer Producer
Alexkid Programming, Producer, Engineer
Rainer Maria Rilke Author
Rob Yancey Programming, Producer
Brad Somatik Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lovin It!

    I heard this girl for the 1st time and I was hooked! I wanted not only the newest album, but her "Supa Sista" release as well, You'll be blowin' up in Detroit Soon if not already!!! Signed, Sold and Convinced!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Exquisite!

    This is one of the best spoken word albums I've ever heard. The production is absolutely genius and Ursula Rucker is a great talent! This is a great album to invest in-I never get tired of it

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