Hood Stories (Explicit Version) CD (2005)

Artist: Dirty

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Rap-A-Lot/fontana
SKU 63997082
UPC 075596853026
UPC 14 00075596853026
Format CD
Release Date 8/30/2005
Links
Author Dirty
Compilation Appearance Rap A Lot Greatest Hits
Compilation Appearance 25Th Anniversary(Explicit Version)
Technical Info
Engineer Mike Mo; Mike Dean
Producer Mike Dean; J-Prince
CatalogID 68530
Lable Name Rap-A-Lot/Wea
Released 08/30/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075596853026
Musical Guests
J?Ral
Lil Mario
Burn One
Tanya Herron
Album Notes and Credits
This is an example of the Southern Rap "screwed" mix style.
Additional personnel: Lil Mario, Tanya Herron, J-Ral, Bun B, Burn One (rap vocals).
Audio Mixer: Mike Dean .
Recording information: Blackklown Studios, Montgomery, AL; Dean's List House Of Hits, Houston, TX; Noddfactor Studios.
Six years since their debut and with little mainstream notice, Dirty make their 2005 play for the big time by acting less like OutKast and more like true thugs on the ambitious Hood Stories. No doubt, this is a duo to root for. Dirty are scrappy and ambitious, and Hood Stories aims to be taken seriously with introspective tracks and political numbers playing a larger role than usual. It's admirable that "Git Cha Handz Off Me" addresses police violence and that the plaintive reflection of "Sometimes" and the smoky "Just a Little Bit Mo" are fleshed out with some poignant rhymes, but revolution songs and entirely deep numbers seem out of Dirty's reach this time around. Hood Stories comes alive when it gets out of its own head and hits the streets or the clubs. Inspired bangers like "Let's Ride" and "Da Hood Back" connect better than any of the ghetto ballads, and slinky grinders like "Behind Ya Duke" and "Rolie Polie" show the two are more inspired and gifted when dealing with booty. Hood Stories satisfies in fits and starts, but it tries too hard and overworks producer Maximillion by not calling in more help. No great embarrassment for the hard-working crew, but not the career-defining moment they were obviously gunning for. ~ David Jeffries
Disc 1
1 What It Is?
2 Stop Lyin' - (featuring J-Ral)
3 Choppin'
4 Pray 4 Me
5 I Am A Gangsta
6 Role Pole
7 Lets Ride - (featuring Lil Mario)
8 Bring Da Hood Back
9 Behind Ya Duke
10 Alabama Stand Up - (featuring Burn One)
11 Silky Pimp Cutta
12 Skit - (featuring Tanya Herron)
13 Moma I'ma Soldier
14 Sometimes
15 Git Cha Handz Off Me
16 Sunshine
Product Attributes
Artist Dirty
Music Format Compact Disc
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