Rich Harrison...classic or dud? search and destroy

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Currently loving 'Can't Stop' from the new Missy. Following loves for Amerie and Beyonce.

What else is worth checking out? Can we overrate him?

Hari A$hur$t (Toaster), Monday, 4 July 2005 21:24 (fifteen years ago) link

Totally overrated.

tallglassofmilk, Monday, 4 July 2005 21:33 (fifteen years ago) link

He might be a little 'one trick'. But he does that trick so well.

Hari A$hur$t (Toaster), Monday, 4 July 2005 21:36 (fifteen years ago) link

s: Kelly Rowland, 'Can't Nobody'

The Lex (The Lex), Monday, 4 July 2005 21:58 (fifteen years ago) link

i dont like the missy song that much but the other two are undeniably classic. I'd agree he's a one trick pony though however those are the only three tracks Ive heard.

jmeister (jmeister), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 00:15 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah, no. Amerie's "Why Don't We Fall In Love" and "Talkin' To Me" prove he's at least a two-trick pony.

Rich (Rich), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 03:45 (fifteen years ago) link


Amerie - Why Don't We Fall In Love (Richcraft Remix)
Amerie - Need You Tonight

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 04:28 (fifteen years ago) link

Does anyone know which dc go-go bands he and Amerie used to be in?

steve-k, Tuesday, 5 July 2005 11:35 (fifteen years ago) link

ameries first album is great. hes turning out to be a signature-sound-milker though.

ppp, Tuesday, 5 July 2005 11:38 (fifteen years ago) link

Amerie's second album is pretty great too. I think "one trick pony" is actually sort of inaccurate here, or not very helpful anyway - certainly he has a distinctive style but it doesn't really seem drained of creativity yet. It's an interesting + unique take on the Kanye/JBlaze axis.

deej.., Tuesday, 5 July 2005 22:50 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm pretty addicted to his productions at the moment. Any list of everything he's produced at all?

Hari A$hur$t (Toaster), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 22:55 (fifteen years ago) link

If you just listen to "Crazy In Love" and "One Thing" then yeah he may sound like he just has "one trick" but the Amerie albums show a lot of production diversity. Unless "classy R&B with neat beats" is a "trick".

Also there's anomalies like "Can't Nobody" and "Soldier".

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Tuesday, 5 July 2005 23:28 (fifteen years ago) link

I think he's working now with Christina Aguilera. I believe he's a Howard U music grad...

steve K, Wednesday, 6 July 2005 03:24 (fifteen years ago) link

three months pass...

"It's co-writing with people that I would never be able to play with," Harrison says of his penchant for sampling. "You're not just sampling the instrument, you're sampling the arguments they had in the studio, you're sampling the temperature in the room, you're sampling the engineer's attitude, you're sampling the coke they snorted. Those are conditions that will never be re-created, and I get to use them for my records."

W i l l (common_person), Sunday, 9 October 2005 18:38 (fifteen years ago) link

That article was written by the lead singer of Q and Not U!

Stuck to a Seat in the New Beverly (Bent Over at the Arclight), Sunday, 9 October 2005 19:58 (fifteen years ago) link

Special to The Washington Post

W i l l (common_person), Sunday, 9 October 2005 22:38 (fifteen years ago) link

He's been doing freelance writing for the Post for awhile--he was also a copy aide there.

Steve K (Steve K), Sunday, 9 October 2005 23:55 (fifteen years ago) link

I feel we're like Timbaland and Aaliyah.

i want to believe this pretty badly, but eh. maybe i'm getting old. i like Touch a lot, though. and "soldier" as well.

geoff (gcannon), Monday, 10 October 2005 00:05 (fifteen years ago) link

"D.C. has to grow up a little more. There are so many talented people out here -- why am I the only one that broke through?" he asks. "There's never been an entertainment label with that kind of validation in D.C. It's a difficult task, but I think it's important, not only for the musical legacy but for the image of this city. D.C. could be so much more hip, so much more sexy."

It will be interesting to see what his new label can do.

Steve K (Steve K), Monday, 10 October 2005 00:41 (fifteen years ago) link

three years pass...

Can we appreciate him again plz? I mean :

goddamn..... that RichGirl song made me realize how much I miss his looped Meters breaks all over the radio.

ARE WE SOME FUCKING LADIES OR WHAT? (The Brainwasher), Tuesday, 2 June 2009 19:11 (eleven years ago) link

said whatever i got to say already on rolling rnb

but okay, if we're fucking about

r|t|c, Tuesday, 2 June 2009 19:41 (eleven years ago) link

you guys will 4ever be known to me as those people that went loco over 'dat girl right there' btw.

r|t|c, Tuesday, 2 June 2009 19:43 (eleven years ago) link


r|t|c, Tuesday, 2 June 2009 19:45 (eleven years ago) link

that's actually Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis lol

ARE WE SOME FUCKING LADIES OR WHAT? (The Brainwasher), Tuesday, 2 June 2009 20:00 (eleven years ago) link

yes dear.

i know i kinda bugged (as designed) when i first found 'he aint wit me' but, whilst my sympathy for harrison and the bluster & novelty of the track in these modern times abide, i'm not maaaaaad into it really; less so still after flicking thru those somehow subtler-seeming bangers of yore.

'didnt you know' might be one of my faves of the decade actually - 1st ever lupe fiasco appearance woo woo!

r|t|c, Tuesday, 2 June 2009 20:15 (eleven years ago) link

The Rayne's "Didn't You Know" you mean? (yr links'n'embeds won't load for me at work)

Adore that one as well, totally amazing interplay between the groove and Yummy's vocal.

Tim F, Tuesday, 2 June 2009 23:01 (eleven years ago) link

eleven years pass...

Going back through his production discography, so many bangers I hadn't heard. Wonder what he's been up to for the last few years.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 14:23 (one week ago) link

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