The Redemption, Vol. 4 [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Surprise! The fourth volume of Ruff Ryders' something-for-everyone, multi-genre, everybody-Ruff Ryder-and-their-brother series is uneven, but hardly as uneven as usual. The collective/production team has dropped the Ryde or Die title for this one, going instead with Redemption. Maybe it's a reference to the collective's three-year absence from the scene, a long time when you consider the first three volumes all came out within a year of each other. With more than their fair share of highlights, the first three volumes built a momentum other series couldn't, but take three years off in hip-hop and you might as well start at zero. Utilizing new blood and new genres, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Surprise! The fourth volume of Ruff Ryders' something-for-everyone, multi-genre, everybody-Ruff Ryder-and-their-brother series is uneven, but hardly as uneven as usual. The collective/production team has dropped the Ryde or Die title for this one, going instead with Redemption. Maybe it's a reference to the collective's three-year absence from the scene, a long time when you consider the first three volumes all came out within a year of each other. With more than their fair share of highlights, the first three volumes built a momentum other series couldn't, but take three years off in hip-hop and you might as well start at zero. Utilizing new blood and new genres, Redemption sort of does start at square one, but familiar names like DMX and Swizz Beatz bring reminders of the Double-R in their heyday, as does the urgent spirit and shoulder-rockin' beats. DMX and Jadakiss give "Get Wild" their best, but it's newcomer Flashy who breathes new life into the collective. The Ryders will go twice as far betting on Flashy than they did betting on Jin, "Stay Down" being the proof. As he's proved before, Akon can't go wrong when he plays it plaintive, but Flashy is the one to make the track come alive. His poignant discussion of the urban struggle should appeal to the most discerning backpacker, and it balances the album's numerous reckless moments. Reggae "Ghetto Children" and reggaeton "Dame Reggaeton" flavors broaden the sounds nicely, but the Lil Jon copping on "What They Want" sounds like a desperate and forced play for the Dirty South audience. It's the only whack track on the otherwise tight album, and if that ain't enough, there's some drama to talk about too. G-Unit/Aftermath associate Green Lantern handles "Keep the Gunz Cocked," and while it's not his greatest beat ever, that someone from 50 Cent and Tony Yayo's posse is on a rival's record should give the message boards plenty to discuss. The rest of the record gives you plenty to ride to, slide to, and pump your fist to, so much so you won't even notice superstar and Ruff Ryders regular Eve is MIA.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Penalty Records
  • UPC: 827133402323
  • Catalog Number: 4023
  • Sales rank: 247,150

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ruff Ryders 4 Life (4:17)
  2. 2 If It's Beef... - Kartoon (5:00)
  3. 3 Knock Knock - Chocolate Ty (3:41)
  4. 4 What They Want - Cross (3:25)
  5. 5 Ghetto Children - Cross (3:15)
  6. 6 Dame Reggaeton (Skit) (1:37)
  7. 7 Dame Reggaeton (4:02)
  8. 8 What Ryders Do - Scarlett (4:25)
  9. 9 Stay Down - Akon (4:12)
  10. 10 Get Wild - Kartoon (3:12)
  11. 11 Blood in the Streets - Kartoon (3:24)
  12. 12 Stupid B**cH (3:24)
  13. 13 Aim 4 the Head (3:36)
  14. 14 Throw It Up - Drag-On (3:09)
  15. 15 Keep the Gunz Cocked - Kartoon (5:28)
  16. 16 Dale Poppi Dale (3:14)
  17. 17 100 Bars of Crack (5:40)
  18. 18 So Serious - L.T. (3:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ruff Ryders Primary Artist
Cross Track Performer
Bernard Grobman Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
DeRock Vocals
J-Hood Track Performer
Aja Smith Vocals
Gypsy Lisette Vocals
Kartoon Track Performer
Snypah Track Performer
Scarlett Track Performer
Garnet Walters Keyboards
Da Rock Vocals
Bernard Grobman Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Technical Credits
SPK Producer
K-Yze Producer
Bernard Grobman Producer
J.F.T. Hood Composer
L.V. Producer
J.C. Phillips Composer
Steve Skinner Arranger, Producer, Engineer
T. Smith Composer
Scott Spencer Storch Composer, Producer
D. Drew Composer
Elite Arranger, Producer
Jesús Hernández Engineer
Chris Theis Engineer
Deborah Mannis-Gardner Sample Clearance
Neville Livingston Composer
Arnie Roman Producer
A. Smith Composer
Swizz Beatz Producer
Sean C. Producer
Jellyroll Producer
T. Franklin Composer
Jay "Icepick" Jackson Executive Producer
Akon Producer, Engineer
Kasseem Dean Composer
Conrad Golding Engineer
Dragan "Chach" Cacinovic Engineer
Craig Brodhead Executive Producer
Darrin "Dee" Dean Executive Producer
Joaquin "Waah" Dean Executive Producer
Keisha Gibbs Marketing
S. Martin Composer
Jennifer Showalter Sample Clearance
Randy "Okre Boy" Williams Engineer
Paul Janitas Engineer
Alex Ortiz Engineer
Almighty Aziz Producer
Kevin "Aziz" Bullock Engineer
Notty Producer
Shizz Producer
Antonio "Big Tone" Simmons Producer
Alvin "Pop" Singleton Engineer
Supa Mario Engineer
Lynne Timmes Composer
Alex Ortiz Engineer
A. Simmons Composer
A. Roman Composer
A. Parrino Composer
A. Haim Composer
A. Cintron Composer
T. Franklin Composer
L. Lunnon Composer
D. Styles Composer
Devine Producer
Q. Atkinson Composer
L. Coppin Composer
R. Rodriguez Composer
V. Santiago Composer
S. Green Composer
S. Jacobs Composer
J. Phillips Composer
T. Gates Composer
Supa Mario Engineer
S. Martin Composer
M. Smalls Composer
E. Simmons Composer
B. Grobman Composer
Bernard Grobman Producer
B. Reese Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    recommended

    it feel it should have more of dmx on the album.

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