Sound of Revenge

The Sound of Revenge

by Chamillionaire
     
 

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An experienced MC with piles of mixtapes and other underground releases in his past, Chamillionaire follows Mike Jones, Slim Thug, and Paul Wall as yet another Houstonian to surface aboveground in 2005. He's immeasurably superior to Jones in every aspect but self-promotion, isn't quite as imposing as Slim Thug, and, compared to childhood

Overview

An experienced MC with piles of mixtapes and other underground releases in his past, Chamillionaire follows Mike Jones, Slim Thug, and Paul Wall as yet another Houstonian to surface aboveground in 2005. He's immeasurably superior to Jones in every aspect but self-promotion, isn't quite as imposing as Slim Thug, and, compared to childhood ally and former Color Changin' Click partner Wall, he's much sterner than sweet, indicated by the title of this album. The Chamillionaire that Southerners and other rabid followers of Southern rap have been hearing throughout the past few years hasn't made many concessions with this major-label release. He goes relatively soft on a couple tracks, but the tradeoff is that he continues to get better with time, and an overwhelming majority of the material here is only a slightly polished spin on what can be heard on his mixtapes. Even when the MC is at his most vengeful, he boasts an easy flow that's as easy to listen to as a warm, fluid bassline. Though he occasionally sounds as defensive as someone backed into a corner (hear the vicious "Frontin" in particular) and pens a few abjectly vigilant rhymes, his voice always slides through the ears with almost as much effortless composure as a Nate Dogg hook. Speaking of hooks, Cham provides almost all of them, switching between rhymes and singsongy vamps on a dime. Lyrically, he has a lot more range than the contemporaries mentioned above, making it evident that he took heed from the gripping narratives and bleak rhymes within the early Geto Boys albums. There's no "Mind of a Lunatic" or "Mind's Playing Tricks on Me" here, but there is "Rain," a track featuring Scarface that's as sobering as it is uplifting. Cham's as incisive and clever and nimble here as he is anywhere else: "Tired of being poor, tryin' to leave the rats/Walk out to see that three of your tires are flat/And that one tire left's a sign, I hope/That helps you to keep on grindin' when you're kind of broke/That helps you to keep composure up around your folk/That keeps you from tryin' to wrap a rope around your throat." The Sound of Revenge is as strong as Slim Thug's Already Platinum and has more dimensions. The Beat Bullies man the switches on six tracks. Scott Storch, Cool & Dre, Mannie Fresh, Play-N-Skillz, Happy Perez, and Sol Messiah also put in time. [A clean version of the album was also made available.]

Product Details

Release Date:
11/22/2005
Label:
Umvd Labels
UPC:
0602498853436
catalogNumber:
000544602

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Performance Credits

Chamillionaire   Primary Artist,Rap
Scarface   Rap
Preston Crump   Bass
Marvin Jackson   Background Vocals
Debra Killings   Bass
Steve Lake   Bass,Guitar
Krayzie Bone   Rap
Terrence Brown   Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Jennifer Rose   Vocals
Avery Jones   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Keyboards
Happy Perez   Keyboards
Pastor Troy   Rap
Dan Marshall   Guitar
Lil Wayne   Rap
Bun B   Rap
Lil' Flip   Rap
Rhemario Webber   Hammond Organ
Sean Henderson   Drums,Keyboards
Killer Mike   Rap
Sol Messiah   Drums,Keyboards
Rasaq   Rap
Natalie   Background Vocals,Rap
Tami Latrell   Background Vocals
Fitzgerald Lingard   Bass

Technical Credits

Ernie Isley   Composer
Mannie Fresh   Producer,Audio Production
James Hoover   Engineer
D.P. "Dad" Carter   Composer
Gert Bettens   Composer
Matt Still   Engineer
Charles Chavez   Management
Sarah Bettens   Composer
Avery Jones   Composer,Programming
Happy Perez   Composer,Producer
Dan Marshall   Engineer
Sean Henderson   Composer,Programming
Wayne Allison   Engineer
Sean Blaze   Producer,Engineer
Sol Messiah   Programming,Producer
Conrad Golding   Engineer
Cool & Dre   Audio Production
Chris Carmouche   Engineer
Play N Skillz   Producer
Chris Graham   Creative Coordinator
Rodney Maspoch   Engineer
Gregg Rominiecki   Engineer
Mark "Exit" Goodchild   Engineer
Harley Davidson   Producer
Mike Frost   Art Direction
Scott Storch   Composer,Producer,Audio Production

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