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On his debut, TELL 'EM WHY U MADD, Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie -- a major player in Sean "Puffy" Combs's Bad Boy Records production brain trust -- portrays the Madd Rapper, the whiny, self-deprecating voice of playa-haters and aspiring rhymers everywhere who struggle for props in Puffy's shadow. Even with a record deal the Mad Rapper feels disenfranchised, peppering his raps with hilarious complaints "I got a deal, but they only want to give me a $20,000 video. I can't get a car service", hustler chest-beating, tales of ghetto pressure, and a couple of bouncy party songs for good measure. Ultimately, the Madd Rapper is at his best when he pushes the hip-hop envelope -- ...
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Barnes & Noble - Brett Johnson
On his debut, TELL 'EM WHY U MADD, Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie -- a major player in Sean "Puffy" Combs's Bad Boy Records production brain trust -- portrays the Madd Rapper, the whiny, self-deprecating voice of playa-haters and aspiring rhymers everywhere who struggle for props in Puffy's shadow. Even with a record deal the Mad Rapper feels disenfranchised, peppering his raps with hilarious complaints "I got a deal, but they only want to give me a $20,000 video. I can't get a car service", hustler chest-beating, tales of ghetto pressure, and a couple of bouncy party songs for good measure. Ultimately, the Madd Rapper is at his best when he pushes the hip-hop envelope -- being obnoxious with Eminem on "Stir Crazy," getting horny with Jermaine Dupri and Lil' Cease on "Too Many Ho's," or kicking funky bilingual lyrics with the Beatnuts and Rambo on "Esta Loca." Though most of the Madd Rapper's labelmates Mae West, Picasso Black, Fierce, et al. don't impress, Madd Rapper's got "John Blaze shit," an on-point delivery, punch lines galore, and a Rodney Dangerfield-size sense of self-loathing. Whether he's really D-Dot or Madd, this bugged-out concoction delivers the right amount of parody in a balanced, hard-core hip-hop guise.
All Music Guide - M.F. DiBella
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/18/2000
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646983249
  • Catalog Number: 69832

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Madd - Ebony Opera (2:18)
  2. 2 Dot Vs. TMR (2:22)
  3. 3 Talk Show (1:25)
  4. 4 You're All Alone - Picasso Black (3:48)
  5. 5 That's What's Happenin' (3:12)
  6. 6 Dice Game (0:39)
  7. 7 Roll with the Cat (1:07)
  8. 8 How We Do - Puff Daddy (4:05)
  9. 9 Stir Crazy (3:12)
  10. 10 D-Dot Interview (0:45)
  11. 11 Ghetto (5:44)
  12. 12 Surviving the Game - Desert Roze (3:05)
  13. 13 Bongo Break (3:52)
  14. 14 Whateva - Picasso Black (4:00)
  15. 15 Too Many Ho's (4:13)
  16. 16 Bird Call (0:53)
  17. 17 Not the One - Oh!Ficial (4:14)
  18. 18 They Just Don't Know (4:23)
  19. 19 Esta Loca (3:37)
  20. 20 Shysty Broads - Erika Kaine (4:03)
  21. 21 Talk Show (0:49)
  22. 22 Wildside - Desert Roze (4:16)
  23. 23 Car Jack (0:41)
  24. 24 How to Rob (4:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Madd Rapper Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Mae West Track Performer
Busta Rhymes Track Performer
Jermaine Dupri Track Performer
Carl Thomas Track Performer
Tracey Lee Track Performer
Diddy Track Performer
Nature Track Performer
Babe Blue Track Performer
Lil' Cease Track Performer
Black Rob Track Performer
Richie Rich scratching
Mishonda Tifere Background Vocals
Joe Hooker Track Performer
Picasso Black Track Performer
Technical Credits
Eric Butler Engineer
Sean "Puffy" Combs Executive Producer
Chris Quinn Associate Executive Producer
Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie Executive Producer
Josh Cheuse Art Direction
Poke Programming
Charlemagne Producer
James Cruz Mastering
Kanye West Producer
Dame Grease Producer
Tony Woodroffe Digital Editing
Tone Programming
Gimel Keaton Engineer
Eric Mattlock Producer
Carl Marshall Composer
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