Mènage a Trois

Mènage a Trois

by Baby Bash

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Mènage a Trois

Mènage a Trois doesn't explain itself in the liner notes, the little "includes the hits..." sticker on the front, or anywhere else. It's a collection of Baby Bash's earlier works, all on the Dopehouse label and mostly under his Baby Beesh moniker. The recordings are rougher, more street, and way less produced than Tha Smokin' Nephew was, but Bash is a fantastic, charismatic rapper and always has been. Problem is these recordings flowed better in their original context rather than in this overly long, poorly paced compilation. A bunch of tracks from the Ultimate Cartel album are stuck up front, a good bit of On tha Cool takes up the middle, and 2001's Savage Dreams fills the last third. Going backward chronologically works sometimes for career overviews, but hearing the production get skimpier and Bash/Beesh's raps getting less fully formed as you go on isn't much fun without a liner note history lesson. There's plenty of highlights like the tougher remix of "Mènage a Trois," the thugging ode to drugs "Esquina," and the lustful "Crazy Love," but Bash plays a small role in the last tune and only shows up for a minute or so on other tracks. With Kid Frost, Shadow, South Park Mexican, and Latino Velvet all appearing, this is a great way to see the family Bash grew up in, but once again the text inside is no help. Great music in a bad context. The skilled Bash deserves better than that. [Mènage a Trois was also released in a "clean" edition, containing no profanities or vulgarities and initially packed with a bonus DVD including interviews and the "Mènage a Trois" video.]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/2004
Label: V.i. Music
UPC: 0654545061325
catalogNumber: 450613

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Baby Bash   Primary Artist
Uchie   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Frankie J   Composer,Producer
Paul Klein   Executive Producer
Russ Lee   Composer,Producer
Ben Matthews   Video Images
Lil One   Composer
DJ Kane   Composer
Baby Bash   Producer
Powda   Composer
Raw B   Composer,Producer
Don Cisco   Composer
Mario Ayala   Producer
Tow Down   Composer
Latin Embassy   Composer
Happy P   Producer
Nino Brown   Composer
Juan Gotti   Composer
Ayana   Composer
Arthur Coy   Executive Producer
Sean Weeks   Authoring
Lucky Luciano   Composer
James Childs   Web Service
Uchie   Composer

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