Wooden Leather

Wooden Leather

by Nappy Roots
     
 

Fans will be pleased to find that a platinum-selling major-label splash and critical praise from all quarters hasn't gentrified the gloriously rustic Nappy Roots in the slightest. Scraping and scrapping down South just like they did on Watermelon, Chicken and Gritz, the six-pack of rapping Kentuckians alter their focus only slightly on Wooden Leather,See more details below

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Fans will be pleased to find that a platinum-selling major-label splash and critical praise from all quarters hasn't gentrified the gloriously rustic Nappy Roots in the slightest. Scraping and scrapping down South just like they did on Watermelon, Chicken and Gritz, the six-pack of rapping Kentuckians alter their focus only slightly on Wooden Leather, the group's second album for Atlantic after two self-released LPs. They do make a few concessions to their new globe-trotting schedule, courtesy of the video hit "Roun' the Globe," which declares in the chorus that the Nappy aesthetic is starting to take hold ("the whole damn world's country"). Fortunately they never swap their emphasis on some serious crunk-drawling for rap music's usual curb-sitting; in fact, the group expand their purview to look lovingly at lower-class life from several viewpoints: perseverance on "Push On," dogged self-improvement on "Work in Progress," and a fatalistic despair on "These Walls" (sample lyric: "As darkness approaches and I'm fumbling through the blunt roaches/It's looking hopeless, totally unfocused, stumbling onto the front porch"). Of course, the infamous clap is never far away, and Wooden Leather is nearly as much a bounce party as before, led by the Lil' Jon collaboration "What Cha Do? (The Anthem)" and the squelchy funk of "Good God Almighty." [Wooden Leather is also available in a clean version.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2003
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678364723
catalogNumber:
83647

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nappy Roots   Primary Artist
Black   Background Vocals
Gary Bias   Flute
Dan Crawford   Keyboards
Sean-E Demott   Bass
Raphael Saadiq   Bass,Guitar
Anthony Hamilton   Vocals
Mike City   Bass
Luke   Guitar
Luca Brandoli   Percussion
Eric Walls   Guitar
Aura J.   Vocals
Freddie McIntosh   Bass,Guitar
Phatman   Percussion,scratching
Scott Pfaff   Guitar

Technical Credits

Troy Johnson   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Anton   Engineer
Kevin Freeman   Producer
William Hughes   Composer
B.J. Scott   Composer
Raphael Saadiq   Producer
Lil Jon   Producer
Jessie Stewart   Engineer
Mike City   Producer
DJ   Composer,Producer
Daniel Romero   Engineer,Remixing
Mike Caren   Producer,Executive Producer
Organic   Producer
Billy Hume   Engineer
Briss   Producer
Steve Penny   Engineer
Beat-In-Azz   Remixing
Gerry "The Gov" Brown   Engineer
C. Hampton   Composer
R. Wilson   Composer
Scott Kidd   Engineer
Sol Messiah   Producer
Brian Kidd   Composer,Producer
Brad Todd   Engineer
John Tanksley   Engineer
Freddie McIntosh   Producer
Phatman   drum programming
Needlz   Producer
Kevin Mitchell   Executive Producer

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