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Format: CD
Sku: 63987016
UPC: 054645171120
UPC 14: 00054645171120
Release Date: 6/28/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Hey Ladies - (Patois) ~ T.O.K.
2. Solid as a Rock - (Patois) ~ T.O.K.
3. Fire Fire - (Patois) ~ T.O.K.
4. She's Hotter - (Patois, Spanish) ~ T.O.K.
5. Tell Me If You Still Care - (Patois) ~ T.O.K.
6. Footprints - (Patois) ~ T.O.K.
7. Wah Gwaan - (Patois) ~ T.O.K.
8. Survivor - (Patois) ~ T.O.K.
9. Music's Pumping - (Patois) ~ T.O.K.
10. Weak - (Patois) ~ T.O.K.
11. No Way Jose ~ T.O.K.
12. High - (Patois) ~ T.O.K.
13. Galang Gal - (Patois) ~ T.O.K.
14. Neck Breakers - (Patois) ~ T.O.K.
15. Gal You Ah Lead ~ T.O.K.
16. Unknown Language - (Patois) ~ T.O.K.
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote T.O.K.: Craig T, Flexx, Alex, Bay-C.
Muze PNote Photographer: William Richards.
Muze PNote T.O.K. enjoyed a lot of breakout success in 2001 with their My Crew, My Dawgs album, which was exceptionally popular in the U.S. for a dancehall album, perhaps because it was so poppy. This was prior to Sean Paul's truly massive breakout in 2003, remember, so T.O.K.'s success is all the more remarkable in retrospect. By the time the group returned in 2005 with Unknown Language, however, the dancehall craze ignited by Sean Paul's "Get Busy" and its Diwali riddim had subsided quite a bit, supplanted by the reggaeton craze led by Daddy Yankee and his breakout "Gasolina" single. Not that T.O.K. cared either way, though (even if fans might have, given the long four-year wait). Trend or no trend, wait or no wait, their second album picks up right where their first one left off, with another large serving of catchy dancehall-pop well engineered for both dancing and singing along to. Highlights are plentiful here on Unknown Language, much as they had been on My Crew, My Dawgs. The album-opener, "Hey Ladies," gets the party started right from the get-go. And T.O.K. don't relent from there on, with numerous other standout songs sequenced early, most notably "Fire Fire" (a real barnburner with an appropriate title), "She's Hotter" (a Pitbull feature that seems to address the concurrent reggaeton craze), "Tell Me If You Still Care" (a fun, lively cover of an old S.O.S. Band favorite from 1983), and "Footprints" (a touching anti-violence plea with a sugary-sweet beat). The album fans out a bit from there, though there are still some gems sequenced late, like "Gal You Ah Lead" in particular. With 16 songs in total, there's a lot of music on Unknown Language. Not all of it is first-rate, and it does begin to sound a bit rote toward the end, but that tends to be the case with most any dancehall or reggaeton album. And when you do hold up Unknown Language against any of those other dancehall albums out there in 2005 -- or any reggaeton albums, for that matter -- it shines, especially the phenomenal first half. So even if four years for a sophomore album is a long time to wait (and yes, it was), Unknown Language was undoubtedly worth that wait. ~ Jason Birchmeier

Producer: Steven "Lenky" Marsden; Richard "Shams" Browne; Christopher Birch; Donovan Vendetta Bennett; Cordell "Scatta" Burrell; Everton "Eva" Burrell; Arif Cooper; Dane "Fire Links" Johnson; Bobby Konders; Vada Nobles; Delano Thomas; Steven "Lenky" Marsden; Tony K

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Reggae Gold '99
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 4-Greensleeves Rhythm Alb (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Reggae Gold 2001
Muze Music Compilations BIGGEST RAGGA DANCEHALL ANTHEM(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Reggae Gold 2002 (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Famine (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Party Time (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Ragga Ragga Ragga 2003 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations 20 Cent
Muze Music Compilations Amharic
Muze Music Compilations French Vanilla
Muze Music Compilations Knockout (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Clappas (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Worried
Muze Music Compilations Maybach
Muze Music Compilations Riddim Driven: Mad Instruments
Muze Music Compilations Tighty Tighty (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Strictly The Best Vol 32
Muze Music Compilations Riddim Driven: Rah Rah
Muze Music Compilations Bomb A Drop
Muze Music Compilations Sleepy Dog
Muze Music Compilations Slingshot (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Soca Gold 2003
Muze Music Compilations Justice
Muze Music Compilations Baddis Ting
Muze Music Compilations Reggae Gold 2006 (w/Bonus DVD)(w/ Bonus DVD)
Muze Music Compilations Ghetto Whiskey: Rhythm Album 86
Muze Music Compilations Ghetto Whiskey: Rhythm Album 86
Muze Music Compilations Good To Go
Muze Music Compilations Ragga Ragga Ragga 2009
Muze Music Compilations Good To Go
Muze Music Compilations Classic Rhythms Vol 2
Muze Music Compilations Diwali:gold Edition
Muze Music Compilations Total Reggae:ragga
Muze Music Compilations Dreamweaver
Muze Music Compilations First Prize
Muze Music Compilations Old Truck
Muze Music Compilations Sweat / Various(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Nore Y La Familia Ya Tu Sabe(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Slow Bounce (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Biggest Ragga Dancehall Anthems 2 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Greensleeves Rhythm Album: Hard Drive Vol. 26
Muze Music Compilations Biggest Ragga Dancehall Anthems 2002 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Threat
Muze Music Compilations Phantom
Muze Music Compilations Full Draw
Muze Music Compilations Heads High
Muze Music Compilations Biggest Ragga Dancehall Anthems 2003 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Strictly The Best Vol. 31
Muze Music Compilations Dancehall Rock
Muze Music Compilations Reggae Gold 2004
Muze Music Compilations Guns Don't Kill People Lazers Do(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Reggae Gold 2009
Muze Music Compilations Check It Back
Muze Music Compilations Reggae Gold 2012
Muze Music Compilations Scream

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/27/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : VPCD 1711
Music Label Name Label : VP
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 : 00054645171120

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   T.o.k.
Product attributeLabel:   Vp Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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