Tell 'Em Why U Madd

Tell 'Em Why U Madd

by The Madd Rapper
     
 

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What started as a Bad Boy Records skit to pull the cards of player-hating rap artists who had criticized the camp on wax for turning the rap game into an materialistic free-for-all ironically turned into a record deal for Bad Boy impresario Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie, the man behind the Madd Rapper. D-Dot, mainly known for his production credits (most notably "All About

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What started as a Bad Boy Records skit to pull the cards of player-hating rap artists who had criticized the camp on wax for turning the rap game into an materialistic free-for-all ironically turned into a record deal for Bad Boy impresario Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie, the man behind the Madd Rapper. D-Dot, mainly known for his production credits (most notably "All About the Benjamins") does double-duty on his debut album. Tell 'Em Why U Madd is star-studded, self-serving hip-hop with hard-hitting beats tinged with outlandish street humor. Not trying to shake up the game or prove anything but that cash rules everything around us. This album serves as a showcase for up-and-coming talent on Crazy Cat Records, namely Fierce and Picasso Black. "Bongo Break," featuring Busta Rhymes, is premium high octane hip-hop and is arguably the best cut. However, the most significant cut may be "How to Rob," featuring the clever lyrical stick-ups of 50 Cent, that while meant facetiously were taken to heart by some of the numerous rap artists mentioned in the cut, resulting in hard feelings. Keeping with the Mad Rapper theme, 50 shows to what lengths a rap artist would go to get paid. This album is the essence of jiggy hip-hop: heavy on anger and gun-boasting, tempered slightly by tongue in cheek humor. Putting the gangsterism and money first, the art form of hip-hop a distant second, doesn't purport to be anything else but potentially offensive to hip-hop purists. Overall, a fairly entertaining album on the strength of the beats and the mix of guest appearances ranging from Eminem to the Beatnuts, but certainly nothing earth shattering. [Tell 'Em Why U Madd was also released in a "clean" edition, containing no profanities or vulgarities.]

Product Details

Release Date:
01/18/2000
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646371343
catalogNumber:
63713

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Performance Credits

Madd Rapper   Primary Artist
Beatnuts   Track Performer
Busta Rhymes   Track Performer
Jermaine Dupri   Track Performer
Shay Jones   Track Performer
Raekwon   Track Performer
Carl Thomas   Track Performer
Tracey Lee   Track Performer
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Track Performer
Eminem   Track Performer
Babe Blue   Track Performer
Richie Rich   scratching
Gimel Keaton   scratching
Mishonda Tifere   Background Vocals
Picasso Black   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Storm   Producer
Mae West   Interlude
Samuel Barnes   Composer
Eric Butler   Engineer
Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey   Composer
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Executive Producer
Richard Finch   Composer
Dee Irvin   Composer
Shay Jones   Interlude
J.C. Olivier   Composer
Garrett Smith   Producer
John Crafton   Producer
Science   Artwork
No I.D.   Producer
Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Josh Cheuse   Art Direction
Jason Goldstein   Engineer
Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence   Producer
Jean Claude "Poke" Olivier   Composer
Kanye West   Producer
Grease   Producer
Jay Garfield   Producer
Gimel Keaton   Engineer
Mishonda Tifere   Composer
Eric "Ebo" Butler   Engineer
Henri Charlemagne   Producer
Curtis Jackson   Composer
Charlemagne   Producer
Brian Stanley   Engineer

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