The Wonderful World of Cease A Leo

The Wonderful World of Cease A Leo

by Lil' Cease

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Overview

With this disc, Lil' Cease -- the notorious protégé of Biggie Smalls and key member of B.I.G.'s Junior M.A.F.I.A. crew -- drops his highly anticipated debut. On hand are Cease's infectious sandpaper vocals, backed by ultraslick versions of the ghetto-fabulous grooves pioneered by Biggie and Puffy and beefed up by VIP cameos from Busta Rhymes ("More Dangerous"), Mase ("Girlfriend"), and Jay-Z ("4 My Niggas"). The album's best song, "Play Around," features soaring vocals from Harve Pierre (who performed similar duties on Black Rob's hit "I Dare You"). Still, this may not be the wonderful hip-hop world Cease's fans were hoping for. Part of the problem lies in the use of all-too-familiar production sounds: "No Stopping Us" bites the same great disco hit that underpinned Big Daddy Kane's "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now," "Supa Ho" borrows from Boogie Down Productions and Timbaland hits, and even "Everything," Cease's sincere tribute to B.I.G., gets trapped in middle-of-the-road sonic mores. Fans are sure to snap this album up no matter its shortcomings, but let's hope Lil' Cease explores more original worlds on his next outing.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/13/1999
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075679278326
catalogNumber: 92783
Rank: 104651

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lil' Cease   Primary Artist
Doug Wimbish   Bass Guitar
Carl Thomas   Vocals,Track Performer
112   Track Performer
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Track Performer
Kelly Price   Track Performer
Blake C   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Redman   Contributor
Busta Rhymes   Contributor
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Executive Producer
Greg Hatza   Composer
Rob Paustian   Engineer
Ed Raso   Engineer
Tony Smalios   Engineer
G-Man   Programming
Nasheim Myrick   Producer
Ken Lewis   Engineer
Jay-Z   Contributor
Lil' Kim   Contributor
Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie   Producer
Elizabeth Barrett   Art Direction
Jim Janik   Engineer
Stephen Dent   Engineer
Ez Elpee   Producer
Lance "Un" Rivera   Executive Producer
Spunk Bigga   Producer
Shannon "Slam" Lawrence   Engineer
Roger Che   Engineer
Daven "Prestige" Vanderpool   Producer
G. Dep   Contributor
Joe Hooker   Contributor
Blake C   Contributor
John Doe   Engineer

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