Rush Hour 2 Soundtrack, Explicit Lyrics
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Rush Hour ~ Rush Hour 2
Rush Hour 2's mixed bag of pre-fab sounds seems more like a corporate merger than an artistic effort. The concept: raid Def Jam's stable of battle-scarred veterans (LL, Scarface) and next-ups (Musiq, Christina Milian), add appearances by some genuinely hot names (Snoop, Jill Scott), throw in a couple of outside-the-genre celebrities (Japanese superstar Hikaru Utada) and--as Nate Dogg croons on "Paper Trippin'"--get to stackin' cheese. Frenzied production can't overcome the overall low-energy vibe. Ludacris's filthy-but-funny "Area Codes" is fairly catchy, as is Meth's Biggie-referenced "Party & Bulls***". Macy Gray helps turn a Slick Rick classic into an interesting big band lullaby, while Jill Scott and Jazz's "Love Again" is little more than a post-modern Roberta Flack/Donny Hathaway impersonation. LL's "Crazy Girl" is, hands-down, the worst song he's ever done. But here's the good news: Keith Murray's still the most beautiful thing. Even Rockwilder's synth-based beat can't take the edge off of the Def Squadian's musical re-entry. Welcome back, Keith. --Rebecca Levine
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We now interrupt this review for a News Story...
Hikki, or rather the name she likes better in the America biz, Hikaru Utada, has signed a contract with Island Def Jam, a division of Universal Music Group. According to Japanese news sources, Hikaru will apparently record an album and it will be released nationwide.
Now back to the review...
Anyways, Hikaru Utada becomes the single Asian on this album and sings in English. Unfortunately, this song isn't quite as good as her Japanese works or even her rendition of "Fly Me To The Moon", which was featured on the "Wait & See ~Risk~" single. Her vocals seem faded and behind the music/rapping/background vocals unlike most of her Japanese work. Her vocals also seem weak, unassertive and uninspired as well. As far as I can tell, she didn't write the song either. Overall, this isn't one of the centerpieces of Hikaru's works and this album is not an essential buy for the Hikki fan. I, personally, can only hope that she follows her own path in her music writing, since her abilities are much better than it has been illustrated in this song...
Ludacris - This song, though admittedly ..., is definitely catchy. It's simplistic and funny, and that's really where its strengths lie.
Montell Jordan - Jordan's created another danceable joint. It's not his best, but its uptempo beats keep the CD banging. He's got the voice that makes the ladies swoon. If you've got a hot date, put this track at the front of the tape to set the sexy mood for the rest of the night.
Meth/T.R. - The original rumpshaker and Meth get together to pop off gibberish about party M.C.ing. This is one of the hottest tracks on the album and is definitely able to get a party jumping. Yo TR, what's that ish you on?
Kandice Love - A throwback to the golden age of R&B, this song is about getting yourself together and telling that bad bad man "NO"! Very cool song. Sing along and you'll find yourself doing the Ricki Lake "Talk to the hand" maneuver.
Keith Murray - The best song on the album. You've got three and a half minutes of blindingly fast lyrics blasting out of this M.C. BTW, whatever happened to "Word is bond"?
Jazz - Jill Scott is off the hook. What else can be said about this song? The only snag in this lovely tapestry is the extraneous guitar noise. A little less of that and this might have been one of the best songs on the CD.
Musiq/Redman - As much as I'm a big fan of Redman, this track was not one of his best. The singing of Musiq is mediocre and Redman's rhymes are not up to snuff. With other stellar tracks available, this one gets drowned out.
LL Cool J - The man's been around for years and, unlike other old school rappers, he still keeps coming with freshness.Read more ›
But hands down, the strongest track on this album is "I'm Sorry" by 3rd Storee, and if this song does not become a hit, I think I'll throw away my pen, and give on up my quest to become a full-time music critic, because I believe in this song very much. Vocally, 3rd Storee sounds like a mixture between Dru Hill and Boyz II Men, and the song is so plush. Check this one out folks, for real.
On the hip hop side, I think I'll get a little serious...Personally, I feel that hip hop music is quickly going the way of Rock'n'Roll, in that while it was pioneered by primarily African-Americans, as an art form it no longer has to acknowledge the Black experience to be considered authentic. 15 years ago during the beginning of the "Golden Era" of hip hop, I think things were a lot different...
Although "Area Codes" has become a hit, and I very much enjoyed Ludacris' "Southern Hospitality", I very much dislike this song for its blatant disrespect of women...and when it comes to hip hop, it ain't 'suburban' (code word) women that most suburban hip hop fans are laughing at.Read more ›
Here's a basic breakdown:
Hello, LL what the [heck] were you thinking? That song is embarrassing. Lovher? Check out this lyric: "He's thuggin' but I love him (she loves him)." WHAT? That is just embarrassing!
And just because Dru Hill put together some ... fake group featuring Jill Scott, must they be listed in the song title??? And how did Teddy Riley and Gerald Levert get down with this mess? ....
The Macy Gray version of "Hey Young World" is interesting, stictly from a novelty point of view, so I guess it's good. I guess. But I'm not sure. And that "Mercedes Benz"??? Why? Why? Why??? It's like a remake of Lenny Kravitz's remake of "American Woman" but yet it's like Prince's "Hot Thing". Mostly it's corny.
Ah, whatever man. At least we get to hear Snoop, Nate Dogg and Keith Murray lay down a little sumpin' sumpin', even though they are saddled with junk-bond beats (except for Paper Trippin', but in that case it's the song concept that's tired).
Albums like this MAKE ME MAD!!!!!
Most recent customer reviews
I have a question. In the movie there when ever Jackie Chan thinks Carter is dead and he is riding in his car there is a song playing. Read morePublished on Oct. 2 2003 by Patrick Thomas
The Rush Hour 2 soundtrack is good. There are some real good songs on this album...and there are ones that don't even deserve to be heard. Read morePublished on Nov. 15 2002 by Jevar L. Bailey
This album is REALLY bad....much of the music is not even on the movie, and two of the best songs that SHOULD be on the album are not !! Read morePublished on Jan. 14 2002
I like #11, #15 and #2... Just an opinion, but the cd is good overall, it's worth buying... I burned my cuz my brother got it...Published on Nov. 24 2001
I'm a very big fan of hikaru utada. and i'd like to comment on her song'Blow my whistle' But first of all, i'd like to say, that this album pretty much rocks. Read morePublished on Oct. 2 2001 by Allysa
Utada Hikaru is awesome...she really is. You should hear her other songs...my favorite is First Love and Final Distance. Read morePublished on Sept. 12 2001 by Sarah Shell
I am not a real big fan of hip-hop, nor am I a fan of american R&B, but I have to say that this albums' only saving grace is Utada Hikaru and her splendid song "Blow my... Read morePublished on Sept. 2 2001 by Manny
I was so excited when I heard that Utada had a song on this cd, so I had to get the cd just because of her. Read morePublished on Aug. 17 2001 by Hikki_Fan