Artist/Group Name: Collie Buddz
Release Date: 07/03/2007
Original Release Date: 2007
Length of CD: 44:2
Label: Columbia (USA)
Total Time: 44:2
1. Come Around - (Patois)
|2. Blind to You - (Patois)|
|3. Defend Your Own - (Patois)|
|4. Tomorrow's Another Day - (Patois)|
|5. Mamacita - (Patois)|
|6. Wild Out - (Patois)|
|8. What a Feeling - (Patois)|
|9. Movin' On - (Patois)|
|11. Let Me Know - (Patois)|
|12. My Everything - (Patois)|
|13. Love Deh - (Patois)|
Personnel: Yung Berg, Roache, Krayzie Bone, Paul Wall (rap vocals); Clurell Henderson (guitar); Maurice Gregory (keyboards); Jammy 'Jam 2' James, Collin "Demarco" Edwards, Nick "Fantastic" Listrani (unknown instrument).
Audio Mixers: Collie Buddz; Claude "Weakhand" Reynolds; Brian Stanley .
Recording information: Backroom-Black Cell Entertainment, Glendale, CA; Black Chiney Sutdios, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Circle House, Miami, FL; CJM Studios, Virginia Beach, VA; Harper Digital Studios Toronto, Canada; King Jammy's Recording Studio, Kingston, Jamaica; Levcon Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Mahem Studios, London, England; Wood Room Studios, Orange, NJ.
Photographer: Dan Mandell.
The self-titled debut from Jamaican dancehall singer Collie Buddz makes good on the promise of his smash-hit single "Come Around." A bouncy, catchy, feel-good ode to the powers of herbal intoxicants, "Come Around" rattled the charts in Europe, the U.S., and his homeland, earning plenty of pre-album buzz. While purists may take issue with the singer's cavalier genre-mixing and commercially oriented sensibility (there are heavy overtones of hip-hop, reggaeton, and straight pop throughout), Buddz turns in a very convincing first effort, one that mixes island flavor with urban accessibility in just the right way.
Spin (p.127) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "He has mastered hardcore dancehall chatting, lover's rock crooning, and Rasta chanting. There's even a sweet soca tune..."<BR>Entertainment Weekly (p.67) - "The results are insightful, lustful, streetwise, and perfect for summer block parties." -- Grade: B+
Recording Type: n/a