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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
This Roots associate's second album, following 2003's The Bootleg of the Bootleg EP, is a loose concept record about a week in her life. The ups, the downs, the come-ons, the threats, the observations, the actions -- it's all in there, it all fits together, and it all transpires without the MC having to cram an inhuman amount syllables into one breath as she has before. Jean Grae continues to improve in every respect, but the negative aspect is that too many of the beats bleed into one another. None are certifiably lifeless. But, when strung together, they add up to an album that numbs the mind around the second half. In one respect, it's a blessing in disguise -- you ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
This Roots associate's second album, following 2003's The Bootleg of the Bootleg EP, is a loose concept record about a week in her life. The ups, the downs, the come-ons, the threats, the observations, the actions -- it's all in there, it all fits together, and it all transpires without the MC having to cram an inhuman amount syllables into one breath as she has before. Jean Grae continues to improve in every respect, but the negative aspect is that too many of the beats bleed into one another. None are certifiably lifeless. But, when strung together, they add up to an album that numbs the mind around the second half. In one respect, it's a blessing in disguise -- you often have to recall the words, not the sounds that support them, in order to distinguish one track from another. Given the range of emotions and subjects Grae covers so well, that's not so hard to do, and in turn that shortcoming makes you appreciate her all the more. Lyrically, she isn't quite as ill-tempered as she has been in the past, though her takedowns -- when they do come -- are more vicious than ever. Try "Whatever"'s "Verbally hang thee with these third-degree burns/Upon your fannies/And your balls ripped off/Course it's all talk/I'll lick off the potshots and cut your d*ck off/And sell it like it's porn to the pawn shop/I try to stop the bad things but they stay on top." A promising thing is that Jeanius -- an excellent album written and recorded in five days, manned entirely by 9th Wonder producer of Murs' Murs 3:16, Jay-Z's "Threat," and one of This Week's highlights -- sidesteps the issue at play on this album and is promised to be released soon. Leaked well before This Week saw the light of day and already catching attention, it stands a chance of gaining the MC the level of respect she deserves.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/21/2004
  • Label: Babygrande Records
  • UPC: 823979003427
  • Catalog Number: 34
  • Sales rank: 205,656

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (2:32)
  2. 2 A-Alikes (3:46)
  3. 3 Cuervo Loco (Skit) (1:38)
  4. 4 Going Crazy (4:45)
  5. 5 Skit (4:05)
  6. 6 Style Wars (3:59)
  7. 7 Not Like Me (4:59)
  8. 8 Supa Luv (4:12)
  9. 9 Give It Up (2:23)
  10. 10 Whatever (4:57)
  11. 11 The Wall (1:24)
  12. 12 Before the Spot (Skit) (4:43)
  13. 13 You Don't Want It (4:27)
  14. 14 Watch Me (5:19)
  15. 15 P.S. (3:40)
  16. 16 Don't Rush Me (4:32)
  17. 17 Fyre Blazer
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jean Grae Primary Artist
Eric Krasno Guitar
Block McCloud Vocals
Ruddy Rock Vocals
Tracy Of The JazzyFatnastees Vocals
Technical Credits
T. Moore Composer
Chuck Wilson Executive Producer
Joe Chavez Producer
The Belief Producer
Chad Hogan Art Direction
Adam Deitch Producer
T.J. Graham Composer
Jean Grae Composer
J.R. Chávez Composer
Bruce Waynne Producer
Dirty Swift Producer
9th Wonder Producer
W. Eugene Davis Composer
Shan Boogie Producer
Ruddy Rock Executive Producer
Sid Romes Producer
William Tell Producer, Engineer
LT Moe Producer
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