White People

White People

by Handsome Boy Modeling School

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Overview

White People

Five years after their rightfully revered debut, So...How's Your Girl?, brainiac producers Prince Paul and Dan the Automator return with Handsome Boy Modeling School's a-little-too-smug sophomore release, White People. Like the title, a good third of the album feels a bit too forced. Another third is fair, but the remainder is stunning -- mostly song-based and mostly non-irreverent. Rappers Del tha Funkee Homosapien and Casual catch fire on their tracks, but otherwise it's up to the folks from the pop and rock realm to really bring it to the table. They do, with solid songs that could exist outside of Handsome Boy's heavy-with-concept world. Expect Jamie Cullum and John Oates' pop-solid "Biggest Mistake" to show up on a Christina Aguilera album sometime soon. Cat Power's track is so well formed you have to wonder what the reaction will be when a Handsome Boy fan encounters one of her indie, skeletal, and spent early albums. Sounding like Paul Simon for the hoody generation, Jack Johnson's "Breakdown" is a surprising success and the last of the album's true highlights. While not as stunning as their debut, White People still has plenty of signs that these Handsome Boys haven't lost their touch. [White People

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2004
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596298728
catalogNumber: 62987

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Handsome Boy Modeling School   Primary Artist
Barrington Levy   Vocals
Julee Cruise   Vocals
Del the Funky Homosapien   Rap
De La Soul   Rap
Dres   Rap
John Oates   Guitar
Mike Patton   Vocals
RZA   Rap
DJ Q-Bert   Turntables
Paula Frazer   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Cat Power   Background Vocals
Dan the Automator   Violin
Rob Swift   scratching,Turntables
Rahzel   Beat Box
Kid Koala   scratching,Turntables
Pharrell Williams   Vocals
Chino Moreno   Guitar,Vocals
El-P   Vocals,Rap
Mike Shinoda   Bass,Guitar,Piano
Jack Johnson   Guitar,Kazoo,Ukulele
Tim Meadows   Spoken Word
Cage   Rap
Merlo Podlewski   Bass
Astacio The Nudist   Guitar
Qbert   scratching
Adam Topol   Percussion
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez   Guitar
F. Sean Martin   Guitar
Starchild Excalibur   Track Performer
Hines Buchanan   Track Performer
Jazzy   Track Performer
Jim Greer   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Barrington Levy   Composer
Julee Cruise   Composer
Mario Caldato   Engineer
Robert Hall   Composer
John Oates   Composer
Prince Paul   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Paul Huston   Composer
Andre "Dres" Titus   Composer
Dan the Automator   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Colin Miller   Logo Design
Pharrell Williams   Composer
Chan Marshall   Composer
Chino Moreno   Composer
Mike Shinoda   Composer
Jack Johnson   Composer
Nathaniel Merriweather   Author
Chester Bennington   Composer
Andre "007" Barnes   Composer
Kelvin Mercer   Composer
Anita Marisa Boriboon   Art Direction
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez   Composer
Jon DeBaun   Engineer
Roberto Fantauzzi   Photo Production
Ed Scratch   Engineer
Chest Rockwell   Author
Dave Jolicouer   Composer
Cedric Bixler   Composer
Teren Jones   Composer

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