Rated R(Explicit Version) CD (2005)

Artist: Rawsun

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Product Overview


Label Blind Man Sound Records/ada
SKU 202062565
UPC 858606001828
UPC 14 00858606001828
Format CD
Release Date 12/6/2005
Author Rawsun
Technical Info
Producer Raw Sun; Don Juan Cartel
CatalogID 8001
Lable Name Hard Eight Records
Released 12/06/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00858606001828
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Irie Love (background vocals).
Additional personnel: Fiji, Ant Dogg, Ray Luv .
Audio Mixer: Adam Mu¤oz.
Recording information: Different Fur Recording, San Francisco, CA; Factor 5 Studios, Las Vegas, NV; Fishtank Studios, San Rafael, CA; Prairie Sun Studios, Cotati, CA; Sound Works Studios, San Francisco, CA.
Vocalist/rapper Rawsun and his younger brother Don Juan Cartel grew up around reggae, but this album has little to do with that form of music. Their late father, Jahsun, fronted the American reggae band Strictly Roots. When their father died, the brothers took up the mantle, with Rawsun (aka Rason Jahmal) taking over vocals where his father left off. The group enjoyed great success with their traditional reggae/dancehall sound in Hawaii, but by 2001, Rawsun and his keyboardist-producer brother were looking to incorporate the more modern influences of hip-hop and R&B into their sound. This led to a parting of ways with their older bandmates and to the years of studio work that culminated in Rated R. This album is hard-edged, party themed hip-hop with speedy, Jamaican patois rapping. There's not much unique about Rated R, which (with songs like "Get High" and "Life Ain't Easy") primarily falls back on clich?d hip-hop gestures. There is the rare pleasant surprise, however, such as the appealingly Bollywood lilts to "Doin' It." Otherwise, the disc is packed with fairly prototypical nods to sexual prowess, partying, and the hard life of the ghetto, with some strong beats and production flourishes. ~ Erik Hage
Disc 1
1 Intro
2 Get High
3 Pussycat
4 Doin It
5 Always Love You
6 Summer Time
7 Get Up
8 Champion
9 Make You Smile
10 Dreaming
11 I Don't Know
12 Get Your Money Right
13 Life Ain't Easy
14 Can You Feel It
Product Attributes
Artist Rawsun
Label Blind Man Sound
Music Format Compact Disc
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