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An album by Beenie Man

No one's ever questioned whetherBeenie Manhas the DJ skills and charisma to blow dancehall music up intoShaggy-like proportions. The question is, at what cost? Collaborations with heavyweight American hip-hop producers DJ Clue ("Fresh From Yard"), The … see full wiki

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"Baby you look fine.... I want you to be mine...!"

  • Oct 24, 2006
Every time I play this album it brings back some good memories especially during the year this album first came out. Beenie Man had done a major crossover in this by tying in contemporary reggae and hip-hop while still maintaining the familiar beats to the rudeboy/gangsta continuum. "Tropical Storm" had proving to be the turning point for him and for listener's world wide. This album went really mainstream and held on to a lot of new fans while creating a love hate relationship with his dedicated ones.

Even though this album isn't hardcore dance hall it's still a good album and some of the tracks here are great. Three tracks produced by the Neptune's, who support him with arrangements that are both warm and aggressive especially "Feel It Boy," with Janet Jackson is very nice and was on heavy rotation on the radio. "Bad Girl" is one of my favorites because it represents him being a rude buoy. Lil' Kim contributes to the sultry "Fresh From Yard," --the dance beat is pretty tight. Beenie Man's also does performances with Sean Paul and Lady Saw with "Bossman" which is also great because it's upbeat and moveable as well as "Party Hard," that was another single that hit the clubs really hard during that year.

"Miss L.A.P" is another one of my favorites due to Beenie's lyrics and the refrain which is very catchy and it's hard not to move with this track; and he surly throws it down lyrically with "Gangsta Life" which is another dancehall fav. of mine. He brings it back with "Pure Pretty Girl" this track is very sensual and has a classic sound accompany by a great melody that is amazing to the ears while your mind wonders all over the place. Some of the other tracks are cool but not as strong to my liking.

"Tropical Storm" is a good album but not his strongest even though it's still enjoyable to listen through. Besides that, Beenie still rides his never ending lyrics and rhythm's naturally. Once you listen to this you will realize that Beenie obviously likes to keep it gangsta; probably a bit too much at times. Recommended to all reggae fans and to those who are interested in the genre.......Ziggy Zaaa....!

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Tropical Storm
Label: Virgin Records Us
Artist: Beenie Man
Release Date: August 20, 2002

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