Money O (Explicit Version) CD (2006)

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Specifications

Label Greensleeves/fontana
SKU 64011921
UPC 601811128428
UPC 14 00601811128428
Format CD
Release Date 4/11/2006
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Author Macka Diamond
Compilation Appearance Total Reggae:ragga
Compilation Appearance Strictly The Best Vol 49
Technical Info
Producer Christopher Birch; Byron Murray; Clive Hunt; Janice Fyffe; Michael Reid; Patrick Roberts; Richard "Shams" Browne; Robert Livingston; Shane Brown; Donovan Bennett; Ernie Wilks
CatalogID GRELCD 284
Lable Name Greensleeves Records
Released 04/04/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 63m : 11s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00601811128428
Album Notes and Credits
Photographer: Andrew Cotterill.
Arranger: Michael Reid.
In both hip-hop and dancehall reggae, the girls tend to talk about money the way the guys talk about sex: it's what you acquire to show how powerful you are. Typically, of course, one of those commodities is essentially traded for the other; that's why the guys on the covers of hip-hop and dancehall albums are shown brandishing their bling against a backdrop of half-naked women, and why Macka Diamond is shown on the cover of her debut album brandishing her half-naked body against a backdrop of money. It's also why so many of her lyrics basically read like the contract rider to a prenuptial agreement: she requires fancy cars ("Lexus & Benz"), lavish gifts ("Mr. Teki Back"), and cash ("Chase Money"), as well as a man of certain physical proportions ("Stop Tickle Mi"), and if that man happens to be your husband, hey, that's how it goes. In other words, it's business as usual in the lyrics department. Luckily, Macka D has access to top-notch producers (Clive "Azul" Hunt, Steely & Clevie, Michael Brissett and others) and they provide her with some unusual and fascinating rhythms; on "Murderer" she makes brilliant use of the "Petty Thief" rhythm, and she joins up with Black-Er for a fine combination track on the calypso-flavored "Lilly." "Chase Money" is also built on a dark and unusual backing track, one that deserves something better than the run-of-the-mill lyrics she brings to it. To her everlasting credit, Macka D responds quite tartly to the frequently obnoxious Vybz Kartel on the sharp answer song "Tek Con" and she also has sufficient common sense to call out gunmen and murderers. Not bad at all. ~ Rick Anderson
Disc 1
1 Bun Him
2 Think Mi Easy
3 Murderer
4 Lilly
5 Bad Macka
6 Chase Money
7 Horny
8 Big Speech
9 Lexus & Benz
10 Ugly Man
11 Wifey Ketch Mi
12 Stop Tickle Mi
13 Done A Ready
14 Washing Money Machine
15 Your Mistake
16 Mr. Teki Back
17 No Fren Mate
18 We Nuh Deh
19 Tek Con
20 Mi Nuh Dun
Product Attributes
Artist Macka Diamond
Music Format Compact Disc

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