There's Something About Remy: Based on a True Story

There's Something About Remy: Based on a True Story

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by Remy Ma
     
 

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Upfront, unrelenting, and irritated by the notion of being anyone's favorite female MC (she'll tell you what you can suck on, and it's not what you think it is), Remy Ma delivers her first album after years of temporary spotlight grabs. Terror Squad's "Lean Back" was her breakout role, and the story behind it tells you all you needSee more details below

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Upfront, unrelenting, and irritated by the notion of being anyone's favorite female MC (she'll tell you what you can suck on, and it's not what you think it is), Remy Ma delivers her first album after years of temporary spotlight grabs. Terror Squad's "Lean Back" was her breakout role, and the story behind it tells you all you need to know about her assertiveness (or, as she might put it, balls): while nobody was paying attention, she chopped one of Fat Joe's verses, made sure it wouldn't be recovered, and laid her own vocal down in place of it. Too knocked out by the change, Fat Joe left it in, and Remy wound up taking part in one of the biggest hits of 2004, rap or otherwise. As the mixtape appearances began to pile up, it became increasingly apparent that Remy might be able to hold her own on a full-length. With There's Something About Remy, she fulfills that promise and then some. On the breathless "Whatever," Swizz Beatz turns symphonic disco strings into a warning drill, combines them with a sliding boom-clap, and provides an atmosphere that's as exciting as T.I.'s "Bring 'Em Out." Though Remy's not saying anything of consequence, the fact that she can match the energy level that Swizz creates is remarkable. David Banner works a similarly amped-up beat on "I'm," where Remy claims her crown and hints again that she's not merely a formidable female MC: "They say my flow is crazy and I can spit/And I rap as if I had a dick/Bitches is bad but I'm that bitch/Listen, I'm so above the average." She struts through the Scott Storch-produced "Conceited," a keen amalgamation of finger snaps, Eastern twists, and string interjections learned from other producers: "Now who's that peeking in my window?/Nobody 'cause I live in a penthouse." In the context of all these forthright celebrations of self, "Feels So Good," a slow jam featuring the dynamite up-and-comer Ne-Yo (the writer behind Mario's "Let Me Love You"), almost seems like a compromise. But on "Still," one of those trip-to-the-reflecting-pool album-closing tracks, she lets loose convincingly by apologizing to friends who have fallen by the wayside due to her career (if defensively so), and she also addresses family members and the complex situations they've been through with one another. While it's extremely touching, it's outshined by the vengeful and hedonistic tracks that were made for the car and the club.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/07/2006
Label:
Umvd Labels
UPC:
0602498836484
catalogNumber:
000512202

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Remy Ma   Primary Artist
Joe Davi   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
G. Wise   Background Vocals
Arden Altino   Keyboards
Ed Goldson   Guitar
David Karmiol   Guitar
Caleb Burhans   Violin
Peter Oh   Guitar
Michael "Ese" Severson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Bunny Sigler   Composer
Joe Davi   Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
M. Jackson   Composer
L.V.   Programming,Producer
Roc Raida   Arranger
Scott Spencer Storch   Programming,Producer
Buck Wild   Producer
L.A. Hill   Composer
Dré   Programming,Producer
Ivy Queen   Composer
Jennifer Turner   Management
Big Pun   Engineer
Alchemist   Programming,Producer
Blair Wells   Engineer
Carlisle Young   Engineer
Swizz Beatz   Programming,Producer
Christian Delatour   Engineer
Cochise   Engineer
Christos Tsantilis   Engineer
SD   Programming
C. Harris   Composer
Che Harris   Producer
Tatsuya Sato   Engineer
David Banner   Programming,Producer
Cool   Programming,Producer
Kirk Harding   Marketing
Kasseem Dean   Composer
Conrad Golding   Engineer
Emile   Programming,Producer
"The Don Bishop" Agallah   Programming,Producer
Scram Jones   Programming,Producer
Remy Ma   Arranger,Producer
Dovan Boy   Engineer
V.I. Breeze   Programming
J Notes   Producer
Remel Smith   Management

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