Tasty [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Kelis has shown how deviating from the norm can get you pegged falsely -- in her case, as an extraterrestrial being the Neptunes had beamed down from another planet. Maybe the orange-hair-and-body-paint photo on the cover of Kaleidoscope didn't help. And it's safe to say that none of her contemporaries would've ever thought of screaming something like "I hate you so much right now -- uuuugh!" for the chorus of a debut single. Otherwise, Kelis is as down-to-earth as they come; she just doesn't fit the mold of what has been expected in a female R&B artist the past few years or ever. From a commercial standpoint, this has worked to a disadvantage: Wanderland, her second ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Kelis has shown how deviating from the norm can get you pegged falsely -- in her case, as an extraterrestrial being the Neptunes had beamed down from another planet. Maybe the orange-hair-and-body-paint photo on the cover of Kaleidoscope didn't help. And it's safe to say that none of her contemporaries would've ever thought of screaming something like "I hate you so much right now -- uuuugh!" for the chorus of a debut single. Otherwise, Kelis is as down-to-earth as they come; she just doesn't fit the mold of what has been expected in a female R&B artist the past few years or ever. From a commercial standpoint, this has worked to a disadvantage: Wanderland, her second album, wasn't even released in the U.S. by Virgin, even though it was every bit as fresh and rainbow-dappled as her debut. Just before slipping completely out of view, the Neptunes set her up with Star Trak and dusted off Wanderland's "Popular Thug" -- with Pusha T wiped off in favor of new verses from new fiancé Nas -- for their Clones compilation. That set the table for Tasty, which actually involves less Chad and Pharrell, who produce only five tracks this time around; Dame Grease, Dallas Austin, Raphael Saadiq, Rockwilder, and Andre 3000 pick up most of the production duties. Despite all the new assistance, Tasty is formatted much like Kaleidoscope and Wanderland, constantly swinging back and forth between bouncy pop and laid-back not throwback soul. Just the same, the favorable quality level is another recurring characteristic, with only a couple miscues thwarting perfection you're hereby advised to skip past "In Public". Lead single "Milkshake," a coquettish playground tease, is the brightest moment of all; built around blaring synth-funk stun riffs, pitter-patter hand percussion, and a singalong taunt of a chorus, it's every bit as suggestive as Vanity 6's "Nasty Girl," the Mary Jane Girls' "In My House," and Monifah's "Touch It," with all three serving as musical -- not just lyrical -- points of reference. On some other planet, at least ten other songs here hit the Top Ten. Regardless of whether or not Kelis is one of us, we clearly don't appreciate her enough. [Tasty was also made available in a clean version, with all explicit material removed.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/28/2009
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886974827528
  • Catalog Number: 748275

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:30)
  2. 2 Trick Me (3:26)
  3. 3 Milkshake (3:02)
  4. 4 Keep It Down (3:26)
  5. 5 In Public (4:25)
  6. 6 Flash Back (3:25)
  7. 7 Protect My Heart (4:24)
  8. 8 Millionaire - André 3000 (3:44)
  9. 9 Glow (4:00)
  10. 10 Sugar Honey Iced Tea (3:23)
  11. 11 Attention (3:24)
  12. 12 Rolling Through the Hood (4:45)
  13. 13 Stick Up (3:51)
  14. 14 Marathon (4:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kelis Primary Artist
Kevin Kendricks Piano, Keyboards
Raphael Saadiq Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Tony Reyes Guitar, Background Vocals
Kelvin Wooten Bass, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Sitar
André 3000 Drums, Keyboards
Jake & the Phatman Percussion, scratching, Drums
Greg "Ruckus" Andrews DJ
Technical Credits
Dallas Austin Arranger, Composer, Producer
Douglas Davis Composer
Rick Sheppard Engineer
Glen Marchese Engineer
Raphael Saadiq Composer, Producer
Chris Athens Mastering
Carlton Lynn Engineer
Jeffrey Shulz Artwork
Pharrell Williams Composer
Kelvin Wooten Composer, Producer
Rockwilder Producer
Dana Stinson Composer
Dionne Wilson Composer
James Majors Engineer
The Neptunes Producer
Mike Koch Engineer
Chad Hugo Composer
Kelis Executive Producer
Andrew Coleman Engineer
Gerry "The Gov" Brown Engineer
André 3000 Programming, Producer
Jake & the Phatman Producer, drum programming
Vincent Alexander Engineer
John Tanksley Engineer
Damon "Grease" Blackmon Composer, Producer
Glenn Standridge Composer
Lonnie Lynn Composer
Bobby Ozuna Composer
Taura "Aura" Jackson Composer
Matthew Still Engineer
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