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Format: CD
Sku: 60501207
UPC: 606949312428
UPC 14: 00606949312428
Release Date: 10/9/2001
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Take Off ~ Bubba Sparxxx
2. Ugly - (featuring Timbaland/Missy Elliott) ~ Bubba Sparxxx
3. Any Porch ~ Bubba Sparxxx
4. Bubba Talk ~ Bubba Sparxxx
5. Lovely ~ Bubba Sparxxx
6. Betty-Betty ~ Bubba Sparxxx
7. All The Same - (featuring Backbone/Sleepy Brown) ~ Bubba Sparxxx
8. Get Right ~ Bubba Sparxxx
9. Open Wide - (featuring Sebastian) ~ Bubba Sparxxx
10. Infected ~ Bubba Sparxxx
11. Twerk A Little - (featuring Timbaland) ~ Bubba Sparxxx
12. Take'm To The Water - (featuring Duddy Ken) ~ Bubba Sparxxx
13. Well Water ~ Bubba Sparxxx
14. 1st Whutchallit, The ~ Bubba Sparxxx
15. Bubba Sparxxx ~ Bubba Sparxxx
16. Regardless - (featuring C.T.) ~ Bubba Sparxxx
17. If It's Bumpin - (featuring Kosha/Bo Hagon) ~ Bubba Sparxxx
18. Dark Days, Bright Nights ~ Bubba Sparxxx
The thought of a white boy from the backwoods of George making a rap album is as mind-boggling as that of a black kid from Harlem belting out country tunes. But one listen to Ugly--the first single from the forthcoming debut album by recording artist Bubba Sparxxx--will break down the stereotypical barriers and leave you wondering why it's taken so long for a talented white rapper to emerge from the south. Ugly, one of the Timbaland-produced tracks, is an up-tempo joint with a rough edge and a Middle Eastern-type feel. The track, which samples Missy Elliot's hit "Get Ur Freak On," represents the New South, as Sparxxx calls it. "I thought it was the most undeniable record I had," said Sparxxx, a 24-year-old 6-foot 200-pound former high school football all star. "It set the tone for what I'm all about better than any other song could have." The single, and the album for that matter, invite listeners into Sparxxx's world, painting a vivid picture of the rural south from the perspective of a white boy who grew up knowing poverty firsthand. Throughout the album, Sparxxx demands respect for the south, especially the rural areas. He describes his overall styles as "southern hip-hop, with an emphasis on hip-hop, and a rock 'n' roll edge."

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Bubba Sparxxx, Timbaland, Duddy Ken, Kosha, Bo Hagin, C.T., Backbone, Sleepy Brown, Sebastian.
Muze PNote Producers include: Shannon Houchins, Gerald "Geo" Hall, Khalifani.
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Bubba Sparxxx, Timbaland, Duddy Ken, C.T., Kosha, Bo Hagin, Sebastian, Backbone, Sleepy Brown.
Muze PNote Producers include: Shannon Houchins, Gerald "Geo" Hall, Khalifani.
Muze PNote The first artist to emerge from Timbaland's Beat Club label is a Georgia native named Bubba Sparxxx. Backed by production from the hottest beatmaker in hip-hop, Bubba's deep Southern-fried accent breathes life into each song on his debut album DARK DAYS, BRIGHT NIGHTS. His first single "Ugly" sports a similar beat to Missy's "Get Ur Freak On" and finds Bubba exploring everything from "not" dating models to breaking bottles. The Caucasian rapper gets more personal on "Bubba Talk," where he explains his Southern personality. With radio-friendly songs like "Lovely" and sure-fire club hits such as "Twerk A Little," Bubba Sparxxx's first outing is a well-rounded one that promises a strong future for the newcomer, even if he does appear covered with mud in a pigpen in his first video.

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Missy Elliott
Muze Guest Artist Timbaland
Muze Guest Artist Sleepy Sleepy Brown
Muze Guest Artist Backbone
Muze Guest Artist Sebastian
Muze Guest Artist Duddy Ken
Muze Guest Artist C.T.
Muze Guest Artist Kosha

Artist Overview

There's the Dirty South, and then there's just the good ol' South. With his 2001 hit "Ugly," Albany, Georgia's Bubba Sparxxx represented hip-hop for every Skoal-chewing Southerner who drove a John Deere and loved 2Pac. With production duties on his first two albums handled by Timbaland, Sparxxx arrived with built-in credibility; however, his skilled flow and authentic persona proved that he was more than just a novelty. In 2006, Sparxxx teamed up with Outkast's production squad, Organized Noize, for the album THE CHARM, released on Big Boi's own Purple Ribbon label.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations USA STILL UNITED(w/ Bonus DVD)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Blacked Out
Muze Music Compilations Mud In The Club:vol 1
Muze Music Compilations Tailgate Music
Muze Music Compilations Grind
Muze Music Compilations Hick Hop Truck Thump
Muze Music Compilations Still Doubted(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Mud Digger:vol 5

Associated Artists and Works

DJ Drama
Drama (DJ Drama)
Street, Greg

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/09/2001
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2001
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 493 124
Music Label Name Label : Beat Club
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00606949312428

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (11/22/01, p.89)
- 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Littered with aggressively futuristic Space Age grooves and scrunch-up-your-face nasty funk and inflected with bhangra sounds. Bubba's up to the challenge of Timbaland, and he gives you what ebery great hip-hop artist does: a trip into hsi world..."

Q (12/01, p.128)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...An original new voice..."

NME (Magazine)
(11/17/01, p.47)
- 8 out of 10 - "...the latest word in hip hop..."

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