The Darkside, Vol. 1 [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Longtime fans, and maybe even casual listeners, might have felt they were already well aware of Fat Joe's dark side, especially on his early work and the Jealous Ones Envy trilogy of albums. Surprise -- he's got even more hate in his heart, as The Darkside, Vol. 1 amps the anger, spraying machine-gun style across the world of hip-hop so recklessly you'd expect he'd never be offered another collaboration or guest shot. Still, if you're on his side, it's well worth it at this point, something known to Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Clipse, Cam'ron, and even R. Kelly, who all make worthy contributions to this satisfying effort. The beef king can still draw the top-notch producers ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Longtime fans, and maybe even casual listeners, might have felt they were already well aware of Fat Joe's dark side, especially on his early work and the Jealous Ones Envy trilogy of albums. Surprise -- he's got even more hate in his heart, as The Darkside, Vol. 1 amps the anger, spraying machine-gun style across the world of hip-hop so recklessly you'd expect he'd never be offered another collaboration or guest shot. Still, if you're on his side, it's well worth it at this point, something known to Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Clipse, Cam'ron, and even R. Kelly, who all make worthy contributions to this satisfying effort. The beef king can still draw the top-notch producers too, with names like Cool & Dre, DJ Premier, and Scoop DeVille helping here, but it's the reliable Just Blaze who takes the prize with the '70s-flavored funk beat he lays on "I Am Crack," a number where Joe's bold enough to claim "If it wasn't for me, there would be no Carter, as if King Weezy himself wasn't showing up eight tracks later. He's still gunning at 50 Cent ("We can throw the biggest party when Curtis die") and is happy to point out which macho rappers "sit down to pee," but instead of sounding uninspired on topics he's visited, revisited, and then some, he sounds on fire, as if this were his grand debut. Whether it works or not depends on whether you're in the love him or the hate him camp, but no compromise is just what his fans signed up for in the first place. The Darkside, Vol. 1 is a mean beast of an album that will surely make Joe's army re-enlist for Vol. 2.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/27/2010
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923210122
  • Catalog Number: 2101
  • Sales rank: 240,112

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (2:24)
  2. 2 Valley Of Death (3:39)
  3. 3 I Am Crack (3:43)
  4. 4 Kilo - Clipse (4:00)
  5. 5 Rappers Are In Danger (3:16)
  6. 6 (Ha Ha) Slow Down - Young Jeezy (3:24)
  7. 7 If It Ain't About Money - Trey Songz (3:53)
  8. 8 No Problems - Rico Love (2:57)
  9. 9 How Did We Get Here (4:20)
  10. 10 Money Over B*****s - T.A. (3:59)
  11. 11 Heavenly Father - Lil Wayne (4:05)
  12. 12 I'm Gone (6:21)
  13. 13 At Last Supremacy (3:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fat Joe Primary Artist
David Cabrera Bass Guitar
Kevin Casey Keyboards
Eddie "Krack Keys" Montilla Keyboards
Delvin Alexander Keyboards
Alina Cordoves Tambourine
DJ Excess scratching
Jennifer Hill Rodriquez Tambourine
Technical Credits
Davitt Sigerson Composer
R. Kelly Composer
DJ Premier Producer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Leon Huff Composer
Carlton Ridenhour Composer
Norman Lee Rogers Composer
William Drayton Composer
Deborah Mannis-Gardner Sample Clearance
Omar Credle Composer
Abel Garibaldi Engineer
Just Blaze Producer
Ian Mereness Engineer
Infamous Producer
Scram Jones Producer
Jeff Meeks Engineer
Marleny Dominguez Label Direction
Gina Victoria Engineer
Cool Producer, Executive Producer, Instrumentation
Dre Producer, Executive Producer, Instrumentation
Scoop DeVille Producer
Raw Uncut Producer
Laurent "Slick" Cohen Additional Production
I.L.O. Additional Production
Streetrunner Producer
Robert Thiele Jr Composer
Anthony Best Composer
Ronnie E. Broomfield Composer
Marcello "Cool" Valenzano Engineer
Kevin Zulueta Engineer
Shawnte Crespo Marketing
Mr. Andrew Kelley Art Direction
Dope Boyz Producer, Instrumentation
Zeferiah Producer, Executive Producer
Felix "Flex Ts" Caberra Management
Macho TS Executive Producer
James Horton McKinley Composer
Richard Heronymus Composer
Jimmy Vann Composer
Allison Gardner Sample Clearance
Terrance Dixon Composer
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