Bluestars - (Import CD)
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- Southern Rap
- Mono / Stereo
- Jim Jonsin; Big D; Can "Stress" Canatan; Harley Davidson; Joseph C. Smith; Johnnie Smith; Jim Jonsin; Big D; Can "Stress" Canatan; Total Kaos; Jonathan "Sarcazm" Smith; Joseph "Blue" Smith; Troy Taylor; Harley Davidson
- Bluestars [PA]
Personnel: Pretty Ricky; C Milli (vocals); Ludas Charles (guitar); Coop (keyboards); David Chiverton (drums); Blaque Soul Choir, M.H. Cooper, Troy Taylor (background vocals); Static Major (vocals, background vocals); Pleasure (keyboards, background vocals); Diamond, Slick , Spectacular.
Audio Mixers: Kevin "KD" Davis; Ray Seay.com; Alvin Speights; Rich Keller.
Recording information: Blue Star Studio, Miami, FL; Circle House Studios, Miami, FL; Platinum Studios, New York, NY.
Photographer: Jonathan Mannion.
Arrangers: Static Major; Diamond "Baby Blue" Smith; Damon Eden.
"Get You Right," a smooth throwback ballad from Miami outfit Pretty Ricky's debut, BLUESTARS, features a hardcore rap that name-checks 1990s groups H-Town and Jodeci. While the four youthful brothers of Pretty Ricky were likely in grade school when these artists had their hits, it's a fitting reference; the quartet's sound reveals an innate feel for the New Jack Swing sound of that time. This approach is evident in both the record's production and its raw sensuality, and the overall vibe is updated with a Dirty South sensibility.
Pretty Ricky features three rappers--Slick, Spectacular, and Diamond--augmented by the resonant voice of Pleasure, whose alluring style falls somewhere between Stevie Wonder and R. Kelly. The subject matter of BLUESTARS tends toward that of the latter (but often hints at the depth of the former), moving from seductions sweet and innocent ("I Want You [Girlfriend]") to raw and lascivious ("Grind with Me") to a combination of the two ("Playhouse," "Can't Live Without You"). Pretty Ricky effortlessly creates soulful music that defies any one time or genre on this impressive debut.
- Country of Origin
- WEA (Distributor)
- Pretty Ricky
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Playhouse
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Your Body
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Grind with Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Get a Little Closer
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Never Let You Go
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Juicy
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Call Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Nothing But a Number
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Grill 'Em
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Get You Right
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Chevy
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] I Want You (Girlfriend)
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Shorty Be Mine
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Can't Live Without You
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Jim Jonsin; Steven Nowa; Coolie C; Diamond "Baby Blue" Smith; James M. Wisner
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