|Studio album by Beenie Man|
|Released||August 20, 2002 (U.S.)|
|Genre||Dancehall, reggae fusion|
|Producer|| Dave Kelly (exec.)|
Wayne "Devonte" Passely
|Beenie Man chronology|
Tropical Storm is reggae, dancehall artist Beenie Man's fifteenth studio album. It was released on August 20, 2002. The album is a mix of dancehall and reggae fusion, with hit singles such as "Feel It Boy" featuring R&B singer Janet Jackson and "Bossman" featuring dancehall artists Lady Saw & Sean Paul "Street Life" backing vocals (Monalisa Young).
Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.The term also denotes the modern popular music of Jamaica and its diaspora. A 1968 single by Toots and the Maytals, "Do the Reggay" was the first popular song to use the word "reggae," effectively naming the genre and introducing it to a global audience. While sometimes used in a broad sense to refer to most types of popular Jamaican dance music, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that was strongly influenced by traditional mento as well as American jazz and rhythm and blues, especially the New Orleans R&B practiced by Fats Domino and Allen Toussaint, and evolved out of the earlier genres ska and rocksteady. Reggae usually relates news, social gossip, and political comment. Reggae spread into a commercialized jazz field, being known first as ‘Rudie Blues’, then ‘Ska’, later ‘Blue Beat’, and ‘Rock Steady’. It is instantly recognizable from the counterpoint between the bass and drum downbeat, and the offbeat rhythm section. The immediate origins of reggae were in ska and rocksteady; from the latter, reggae took over the use of the bass as a percussion instrument.
Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s. Initially, dancehall was a more sparse version of reggae than the roots style, which had dominated much of the 1970s. In the mid-1980s, digital instrumentation became more prevalent, changing the sound considerably, with digital dancehall becoming increasingly characterized by faster rhythms. Key elements of dancehall music include its extensive use of Jamaican Patois rather than Jamaican standard English and a focus on the track instrumentals.
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Tropical Storm received mixed to positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 63, which indicates "generally favorable reviews", based on 10 reviews.
Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: films, TV shows, music albums, video games, and formerly, books. For each product, the scores from each review are averaged. Metacritic was created by Jason Dietz, Marc Doyle, and Julie Doyle Roberts in 1999. The site provides an excerpt from each review and hyperlinks to its source. A color of green, yellow or red summarizes the critics' recommendations. It has been described as the video game industry's "premier" review aggregator.
|1||"Party Hard"||Dave Kelly||Burger, W./Kelly, D./Davis, Moses/Beckett, D.||4:00|
|2||"Feel It Boy"||The Neptunes||Davis, Moses/Williams, P./Hugo, C.||Janet Jackson||3:27|
|3||"Bad Girl"||The Neptunes||Davis, Moses/Williams, P./Hugo, C.||Justin Vince||3:53|
|4||"Real Gangsta"||Chink Santana, Irv Gotti||McKenzie, C./Santana, C./Davis, Moses/Gotti, I.||3:28|
|5||"Fresh from Yard"||DJ Clue*, DURO||Ifill, K./Jones, K./Shaw, E./Davis, Moses||Lil' Kim||4:33|
|6||"Miss L.A.P."||Tony "CD" Kelly||Davis, Moses/Kelly, A.||4:04|
|7||"Street Life"||Stargate||Hermansen, T.E./Davis, Moses/Eriksen S., M.||3:27|
|8||"Gangsta Life"||Dave Kelly||Kelly, D./Davis, Moses||4:35|
|9||"Pure Pretty Gal"||Tony "CD" Kelly||Howell, N./Davis, Moses/Kelly, A.||4:17|
|10||"Bossman"||The Neptunes||Henriques, S./Davis, Moses/Williams, Pharrell/Hall, M./Hugo, C.||Lady Saw & Sean Paul||4:05|
|11||"Yagga Yo"||AC Burrell||Megaman/Davis, Moses/Burrell, A.C.||So Solid Crew||3:53|
|12||"More We Want"||Wayne "Devonte" Passley||Crossdale, P./Wright, P./Roberts, P./Davis, Moses/Green, P./Dennis, D./Miller, M./Passley, W./Wolfe, M.||Tanto Metro & Devonte||3:36|
|13||"You Babe"||Sly & Robbie||Dunbar, L./Udah, C./Shakespeare, Robbie/Davis, Moses/Marsden, S.||3:39|
|U.S. Billboard 200||18|
|U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||7|
|U.S. Billboard Top Reggae Albums||1|
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