Tropical Storm - Beenie Man
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  • Summary: Jamaican dancehall artist Beenie Man returns with a bid for crossover stardom, utilizing hip-hop producers such as The Neptunes, and even dueting with Janet Jackson on one track.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Tropical Storm should be the album that blows away fans and critics alike.
  2. 70
    His most commercial sounding material to date. [Nov 2002, p.106]
  3. 70
    The smoothed-out international pop sound lets Beenie focus on doing what he does best -- making party music for party people.
  4. All baes covered, an international hit seems guaranteed. [Oct 2002, p.100]
  5. 60
    Superfine pop moments never stifle the underlying Jamaican flavor... even if Beenie sometimes sounds a bit like a guest on his own album. [#10, p.114]
  6. A complex and rewarding exploration of the many musical and lyrical themes that tie contemporary reggae and hip-hop together.
  7. Only the thickly gnarled riddims of the Sly-and-Robbie-produced "You Babe" really sets your ass to swaying -- and in the process, that song underscores just what a weak Storm this really is.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. RamonC
    Oct 4, 2002
    10
    There is no such thing as a Jamaican flavour, I am from Jamaica and our music is basically a mixture of every other genre of music there is, Beenie Man's "Tropical Storm" without a dout is a great production, the collaborations, music style extremely perfect GWAAN YUTE Expand
  2. marshab
    Oct 11, 2002
    9
    it is bashie