In The City(Explicit Version) CD (2008)

Artist: Kevin Rudolf

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Product Overview


Label Universal Music Group
SKU 209891751
UPC 602517901452
UPC 14 00602517901452
Format CD
Release Date 11/24/2008
Author Kevin Rudolf
Artist Influence Kid Rock
Artist Influence Lil Wayne
Artist Influence Linkin Park
Artist Influence Prince
Artist Influence The Neptunes
Artist Influence Timbaland
Artist Influence U2
Artist Contemporary Kid Rock
Artist Contemporary Linkin Park
Artist Contemporary Pharrell Williams
Artist Contemporary Shop Boyz
Artist Contemporary Swizz Beatz
Technical Info
Engineer Joshua Berkman; Joshua Berkman; Serban Ghenea; Tim Roberts; John Hanes
Producer Bryan "Birdman" Williams; Slim "Tha Don" Williams
CatalogID 001233702
Lable Name Motown
Released 11/25/2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 43m : 34s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602517901452
Musical Guests
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Serban Ghenea (guitar); Keleigh Reid (piano, Clavinet, organ); David Delgado (organ); George Martinez, Charles Anderson (drums); Samantha Cohen (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Joshua Berkman; Serban Ghenea; John Hanes .
Recording information: B.A.M.F. Studios, Miami, FL; CMR Studios, Miami, FL; Hit Factory Criteria, Miami, FL; Hovercraft Studios, Virginia Beach, VA.
Photographer: Chapman Baehler.
Arranger: Joe Zook.
A genre-straddling debut from this New York session guitarist turned rock/rap frontman, IN THE CITY splices hip-hop beats to glossy arena rock with multi-tracked guitars and U2- sized choruses. The album's lead single, "In the City," features Rudolph trading lines with Lil' Wayne over seamless `80s-influenced production that splits the difference between Gary Numan's "Cars" and Jefferson Starship's "We Built This City."
Artist Overview
A Manhattan-born rock artist signed to the renowned rap-centric Cash Money label, Kevin Rudolf forged a name for himself as a session guitarist with acts such as the Black Eyed Peas and the Neptunes before making the leap to solo performer with 2008's IN THE CITY. Mentored by Timbaland and Lil Wayne, Rudolf incorporates hip-hop into his pop-friendly approach, but largely sticks to a straight-ahead guitar-heavy sound, as best revealed on his hit single, "Let It Rock."
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (p.75) - "[A] weirdly infectious debut that mixes his rap-track know-how with his love of guitar-god theatrics." -- Grade: B
Billboard (p.45) - "[T]he dozen tracks on his solo debut, on which Rudolf plays nearly everything, hew toward the hooky, tuneful and danceable."
Q (Magazine) (p.104) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Rudolf's sound is his own on an album full of scarf-waving choruses, insistent hooks and surprisingly reflective lyrics."
Disc 1
1 In The City
2 Let It Rock
3 I Song
4 Livin' It Up
5 N.Y.C. - (featuring Nas)
6 No Way Out
7 Scarred
8 Welcome To The World - (featuring Rick Ross)
9 Coffee And Donuts
10 She Can Get It
11 Gimme A Sign
12 Great Escape
Product Attributes
Artist Rudolf,Kevin
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc
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