There's Something About Remy: Based on a True Story [Explicit Lyrics]

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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: 2/7/2006
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • UPC: 602498836484
  • Catalog Number: 000512202

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pun's Words (0:17)
  2. 2 She's Gone (3:17)
  3. 3 Lights, Camera, Action (3:23)
  4. 4 Tight (4:21)
  5. 5 Whuteva (3:46)
  6. 6 Conceited Messages (Skit) (1:46)
  7. 7 Conceited (There's Something About Remy) (3:39)
  8. 8 Feels So Good (4:02)
  9. 9 I'm (4:07)
  10. 10 Thug Love (3:58)
  11. 11 Secret Location (3:38)
  12. 12 In-Da-Street (Skit) (0:18)
  13. 13 Bilingual (4:03)
  14. 14 Conscience (Skit) (0:57)
  15. 15 Guilty (1:59)
  16. 16 Crazy (4:02)
  17. 17 What's Going on (3:55)
  18. 18 Still (4:17)
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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
Leon Zervos Mastering
Ivy Queen Composer
Jennifer Turner Management
Big Punisher Engineer
The 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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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Not To be Shelved

    It's a shame that the world has put good music like this at the back of their stores. I first discovered Remy Ma on the "Take The Lead" OST. I found that I liked the rest of her music, so I decided to hunt for it. I was shocked to find that it was sold out of nearly every store in town! Remy has already had enough struggles in her life, and now she can't even get her music out to the world. It's a terrible shame.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hot Fire

    Remy you did ya thing on this Cd it stays in rotation in whatever vehicle im driving. The girl wasnt playing when she said that she spits harder then most dudes.Under female rapper artists i get down with Foxy Brown but Remy is definently a problem for females and most dudes.

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