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Ghetto Dictionary: The Mystery
     

Ghetto Dictionary: The Mystery

by Bounty Killer
 

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Ghetto Dictionary: The Mystery was released in early 2002 simultaneously with the similarly packaged and configured Ghetto Dictionary: The Art of War. The two releases are befuddling in a number of ways; for one thing, both of them seem to include a combination of new and previously issued songs, though which ones are which is not really made clear on

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Ghetto Dictionary: The Mystery was released in early 2002 simultaneously with the similarly packaged and configured Ghetto Dictionary: The Art of War. The two releases are befuddling in a number of ways; for one thing, both of them seem to include a combination of new and previously issued songs, though which ones are which is not really made clear on this one (presumably those fans who are most intimately familiar with the Bounty Killer catalog will recognize the older material on sight). Second, it's not exactly clear why the two albums were released simultaneously, or why they are designed as two parts of a set, or what is the significance of the Ghetto Dictionary theme. Nevertheless, there's no questioning the quality of the music on The Mystery; the rhythms are aggressively dark and minimalist, but occasionally a ray of melodic sunshine bursts through, as on the engaging "Guns in the Ghetto" (a nice combination track with Morgan Heritage) and the hidden thanks-and-praise anthem that closes the album. "Fed Up (Remix)" finds Sly & Robbie building a solid foundation of ragga and North African elements for Bounty Killer to ride in his inimitably gruff style. This is not an album that's going to change the reggae world, but it's a solid effort from one of dancehall's more respected DJs.

Editorial Reviews

Spin Magazine
The Mystery is Bounty Killer's crossover money shot, a 21st-century primer on dancehall for the hip-hop inclined.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/28/2002
Label:
Vp Records
UPC:
0054645168120
catalogNumber:
1681

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Performance Credits

Bounty Killer   Primary Artist
Richie Stephens   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Denroy Morgan   Contributor
R. Buckminster Fuller   Producer
Morgan Heritage   Producer
Lloyd James   Producer
Chester Walker   Producer
Christopher Chin   Executive Producer
Steven "Lenky" Marsden   Producer
Joel Chin   Executive Producer
Rodney Price   Producer,Executive Producer
C. Smith   Producer
Jeremy Harding   Producer
Louis "Flabba" Malcom   Producer
Richard Stephens   Producer
Jammy "Jam Two" James   Producer
Ronnie Dividson   Art Direction
B. Murray   Producer

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