the new bubba sparxxx album is...

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Way better than the first, although that also had its moments. This time around they are taking the country/hip hop fusion seriously. No tongue in cheek. Only greatness.

'She Tried' is probably the first ever credible rap country ballad.

I love this record! Bubba is a fine rapper and Timba is just way ahead everyone else, including the bleedin' Neptunes. Much love!

Jay Kid (Jay K), Thursday, 16 October 2003 11:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

In terms of sonic invention and out and out crazeeness, Tim was always ahead of the Neps, who have a generally catchier vibe to their shit and the willingness to work with EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE. If Kiley worked with them instead of Tim, Interscope probably wouldn't be having her change her record, allegedly for being too 'black-sounding'.

Barima (Barima), Thursday, 16 October 2003 14:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i'm so fucking obsessed with this record. the first album i've bought in god knows how long.

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Thursday, 16 October 2003 14:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Kiley's too black-sounding for me." < /Patrick Bateman>

Also, maybe I'm misguided but 'Jimmy Mathis' and 'Comin' Round' would make great UK singles, maybe even decent charting ones.

Barima (Barima), Thursday, 16 October 2003 14:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

You're right Barima, unless the UK hates great, catchy songs. I don't see how anyone could not like "Jimmy Mathis," at least for a little while.

rob geary (rgeary), Thursday, 16 October 2003 16:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"She Tried" really reminds me of Kid Rock's "Black Chick, White Guy," which I mean as a totally huge compliment.

Tom Breihan (Tom Breihan), Thursday, 16 October 2003 18:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


Bubba, Wednesday, 22 October 2003 11:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
:) :) :) :) :)

Ricardo (RickyT), Friday, 14 November 2003 16:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Didn't do it for me. Love "Jimmy Mathis", though. The "Stone Fox Chase" sample is killer.

Colin Beckett (Colin Beckett), Friday, 14 November 2003 18:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

One of Tim's best production jobs. Love it!

Sean (Sean), Friday, 14 November 2003 18:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

This is a good album. Solid. A couple weak tracks. The strong tracks are really, really good.

ddrake, Friday, 14 November 2003 18:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...
Bubba "dropped from Beat Club", it sez here.

JoB (JoB), Wednesday, 10 November 2004 23:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That doesn't seem quite like a press release BUT if accurate, where does he go?
Organized Noize?

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Thursday, 11 November 2004 03:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
Bubba Sparxxx has nearly completed his new album for Big Boi's new label...

JoB (JoB), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 14:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I rediscovered this album just the other day! 'Nowhere' still one of my favourite songs ever. Totally slept on at the time: 'Hootnanny'

The Lex (The Lex), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 15:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's good stuff, I'm looking forward to this new album. Seems like he's found his own space fairly comfortably...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 15:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Kiley Dean = female Bubba.

The Lex (The Lex), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 15:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

And her track 'America' is a beautiful inverse of 'Nowhere' - the chorus is "nowhere's the place to go, let's get on the open road..."

The Lex (The Lex), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 15:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Hi, Alex.

beatboxed 'comin round the mountain' sounds like pure genius

Which track was this?

BARMS, Wednesday, 23 March 2005 15:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Hi Barima!

That was 'Disappear'.

The Lex (The Lex), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 15:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...
Is there a thread on the new album "The Charm" yet? I think it's mediocre at best, and thoroughly disappointing.

Josh in Chicago (Josh in Chicago), Sunday, 5 March 2006 22:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

You're right about disappointing, though it might be slightly better than mediocre.

From LAST year's country thread (and I think from hip-hop thread last year too):

So far, I'm liking the new album, but I'm also pretty disappointed by it; there doesn't seem to be any country-oriented stuff, which sucks, but I guess Bubba has to move on. So far my favorite track is "Wonderful," but that could change. The Pablo track's good, too.
-- xhuxk (xedd...), October 24th, 2005.

Actually i think its that country-motif stuff that was painting him into a corner
-- deej.. (clublonel...), October 24th, 2005.


Maybe, but that doesn't mean it wasn't his best stuff. (Plus, I'm not sure *why* it would paint him into a corner. There's as much possibility in incorporating country as in *not* incorporating country. And there's definitely more possibility in incorporating both country *and* non-country. Getting rid of it makes his horizons *less* wide, not more.) (That goes for David Banner too, by the way.)
-- xhuxk (xedd...), October 24th, 2005.

-- xhuxk (xedd...), October 25th, 2005.

Also, no Timbaland, which deej also seemed to think takes Bubba out of a corner, though I don't see why that would be true either, given Timbos perpetual restlessness. Maybe those who think the restlessness is un-Bubbalicious would expect him to shine without it, but paint'n'corner seems to be the wrong metaphor.

-- Frank Kogan (edcasua...), October 25th, 2005.

Actually, I don't think Frank had heard the new album then, though. And the version I was listening to last October was a "rough mix," and since then, two ignorable songs from the original version have been replaced by two different equally ignorable songs on the new one. I still want to think the album's a keeper, but maybe that's just wishful thinking. Whether it's a keeper or not, it's by far the worst and most marginal album Bubba's made.

xhuxk, Sunday, 5 March 2006 22:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

:( :( :( :(

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Sunday, 5 March 2006 22:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Sad news!

Adam Rice Lacucaracha (nordicskilla), Sunday, 5 March 2006 22:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Most unfun.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 5 March 2006 23:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

But "The Otherside" is really catchy!

T/S: Pinks/Oki Dog/Scoobys/Tail o' the Pup (Bent Over at the Arclight), Sunday, 5 March 2006 23:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I liked Claremont Lounge. Haven't heard the album yet.

deej.. (deej..), Sunday, 5 March 2006 23:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, "The Otherside" was the Petey Pablo one I mentioned above. And I guess I thought "Claremont Lounge" was okay, but kinda so-what; aren't that one and "Hey" the two that weren't on the original advances sent out last fall? I should go back and listen to "Claremount" again. I *want* to like the album; just don't see how it stands up to his first two.

xhuxk, Sunday, 5 March 2006 23:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Too many songs about/for strippers, per current crappy hip-hop trends. They're just so boring, not fun and worst of all not sexy in the least.

Josh in Chicago (Josh in Chicago), Monday, 6 March 2006 00:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

you've never had an HJ from a stripper, then

gear (gear), Monday, 6 March 2006 00:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

OMG, gear

Adam Rice Lacucaracha (nordicskilla), Monday, 6 March 2006 00:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

HJ = Homecooked Jambalaya

team jaxon (jaxon), Monday, 6 March 2006 00:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

I left off of mama's with my thumb in the wind
The leaves on the ground, winter's comin again
Solid on the surface as I crumble within
But legends are made out of vulnerable men
So on the brink of death I still manage livin life
Cause so rarely in this world are these chances given twice
I indeed sold my soul, without glancing at the price
No instructions when I was handed this device
But with what I did get, I was more than generous
Put others over self on several instances
But I'm back on my feet without a hint of bitterness
And one way or another I shall have deliverance
So I say


San Te, Thursday, 5 August 2010 13:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...


dark side of the goon (The Reverend), Thursday, 11 November 2010 04:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

deliverance is a classic IMO

corned beef swag (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 11 November 2010 18:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

haha i was gonna say that's a sine wave iirc

wakafledia (k3vin k.), Thursday, 11 November 2010 18:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...


as per my recurring refrain since my hard drive death the other month - does anyone have copies of the versions of "nowhere" and "comin' round" that segue fully into missy/justin respectively at the end? those weren't on the album and i no longer have them :(

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Monday, 16 April 2012 11:54 (five years ago) Permalink

not that i was ever aware of these segues and their importance but i do appear to have the 'coming round' one

one moment please operator

r|t|c, Monday, 16 April 2012 12:19 (five years ago) Permalink

click the name

r|t|c, Monday, 16 April 2012 12:26 (five years ago) Permalink


liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Monday, 16 April 2012 13:31 (five years ago) Permalink

erm actually i can't figure out how that place works? it says i need to d/l an app?

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Monday, 16 April 2012 13:58 (five years ago) Permalink

just click the file name text at the top

r|t|c, Monday, 16 April 2012 14:02 (five years ago) Permalink

ah yes there we go

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Monday, 16 April 2012 14:06 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

seriously does anyone have the mp3 of this version of "nowhere"? i know some of you have it. the truncated version is just not the same :(

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Monday, 7 May 2012 12:10 (five years ago) Permalink

i don't! Wish I did! I also don't have the Work It sampling version of Jimmy Mathis. :(

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 7 May 2012 12:51 (five years ago) Permalink

comin' round, rather

thought it was the european release that had those tho, lex

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Monday, 7 May 2012 12:52 (five years ago) Permalink

Here it is lex

Number None, Monday, 7 May 2012 14:14 (five years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

EVERYONE Have NONE of you heard the pre-album mixtape for this? It was called New South and it's not the one you can get on iTunes which is some random Greg Street compilation. It's a 19 track affair entirely produced by Timbaland with mostly Bubba but also "the Muddkatz" - Duddy Ken, Attitude, RIcky Rucker, Kiley Dean, Petey Pablo and it's all really damn good. All originals except for 'In the Mudd' which is a remix of In da Club by 50.

You can hear it for free here -!/playlist/DJ+Enuff+and+Timbaland+Present+Bubba+Sparxxx+and+The+Mudd+Katz+New+South+The+Album+B4+The+Album/66065631 - but I will find a way to get a copy to y'all if you want. I don't know where I originally got it.

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 10 August 2012 17:52 (five years ago) Permalink

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