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Welcome 2 Detroit
     

Welcome 2 Detroit

by J Dilla
 

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Jay Dee made a name for himself as one-third of A Tribe Called Quest's beat-making faction (the Ummah). Thanks to his work on Common's critically acclaimed Like Water for Chocolate and Q-Tip's post-Quest endeavor

Overview

Jay Dee made a name for himself as one-third of A Tribe Called Quest's beat-making faction (the Ummah). Thanks to his work on Common's critically acclaimed Like Water for Chocolate and Q-Tip's post-Quest endeavor Amplified, Dee has also established himself as a hip-hop super-producer. While Dee's stock continues to rise (working with Janet Jackson, Erykah Badu, and Macy Gray), his underground projects have been less fruitful. Reason being, when it comes to enlisting new MCs to collaborate with, Dee has yet to locate a lyricist capable of augmenting his sublime production. This fact became apparent during Dee's short-lived stint as a member of Slum Village, and the trend continues with his first solo outing, Welcome 2 Detroit. Here, Dee continues to showcase a diverse assortment of sensuous melodies and booming funk samples. The Detroit-bred MCs who Dee chooses to highlight -- Phat Kat on "Rico Suave Bossa Nova" and Beej on "Beej-N-Dem, Pt. 2" prove to be very mediocre lyricists. Yet Dee did manage to round up a few hometown prospects, as Frank N Dank liven up "Pause" and Elzhi rips a few furious verses on "Come Get It." Though Dee flips a few clumsy bars as well, Welcome 2 Detroit really takes off when he sticks solely to an instrumental script, retouching trumpeter Donald Byrd's "Think Twice" and transforming Kraftwerk's indelible "Trans-Europe Express" into the strippers'-anthem-in-waiting "B.B.E. (Big Booty Express)."

Product Details

Release Date:
03/06/2001
Label:
Bbe
UPC:
0801647120126
catalogNumber:
1
Rank:
43482

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Performance Credits

J Dilla   Primary Artist
Blaine John Beejtar   Track Performer
Karriem Riggins   Drums
Phat Kat   Master of Ceremonies
eLZhi   Master of Ceremonies
Lacks   Master of Ceremonies
Blu   Master of Ceremonies
Frank-n-Dank   Master of Ceremonies
James Yancey   Master of Ceremonies

Technical Credits

Karriem Riggins   Producer
Vincent McDonald   Digital Artwork
Peter Adarkwah   Executive Producer
J Dilla   Producer
James Yancey   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer

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