The Nacirema Dream

The Nacirema Dream

by Papoose


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A couple years before this official debut landed, Papoose was hip-hop's great East Coast hope, but by the time the much anticipated The Nacirema Dream landed at least five years late, the million-plus-dollar Jive Records contract and the aboveground "buzz" had both vanished. Nacirema -- and that's "America" backwards -- barely cracked the Top 100 its first week, but you can blame the long birthing period and the miles of bad road to get here because Papoose is as angry, as snide, and as clever as the man who burned up the mixtape circuit. He's no serpentine or subtle rapper either, preferring to pull curious listeners instantly into his "Motion Picture" by telling a paranoid story of his crew and their willingness to mutiny, rather than the usual don't-jack-my-swagger track. Titles like "Pimpin Won't Die," "Die Like a G," and "Where I Come From" lead to tracks much more meaty and fresh than those beat-up words might suggest, and with dancehall don Mavado (toasting on the stately anthem "On Top of My Game"), fellow cold gangsters Mobb Deep (sounding perfectly at home on "Aim Shoot"), and the legendary DJ Premier (a massive production asset on the infectious smackdown called "Turn It Up") all here, this is the non-crossover, not-so-radio-friendly guest list fans always hoped would happen. What doesn't happen is that satisfying overall album flow, and when it comes to production, the highlights are mentioned above with the rest of the album sounding mixtape rough or just plain old. It might not be the grand arrival showcase that was expected but Papoose hasn't fallen off the "ones to watch" list quite yet, even when he's been on there longer than most anyone else.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/26/2013
Label: Ingrooves
UPC: 0887158303142
catalogNumber: 001
Rank: 80004

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Papoose   Primary Artist
Nvs Styles   scratching
Eddie Cascio   Piano,Keyboards

Technical Credits

DJ Premier   Producer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Tom Soares   Engineer
Funkmaster Flex   Sample Source
Big Kap   Sample Source
Erykah Badu   Composer
Skitzo   Producer
A. Jackson   Composer
Grease   Producer
Papoose   Executive Producer
Chris E. Martin   Composer
DJ Nu   Producer
Skrilla   Art Direction
Jason Phillips   Composer
Ron Browz   Producer
Kejuan Muchita   Composer
Jim Jones   Composer
Buckwild   Producer
P.I.   Instrumentation
Sticks   Producer
Rondell Turner   Composer
E. Record   Composer
Nicholas Warwar   Composer
Streetrunner   Producer
Josh Rivera   Composer
Kay Slay   Producer
Christopher Cobb   Composer
Keith Grayson   Composer
Damon Blackman   Composer,Producer
Antwan Thompson   Composer,Producer
C4   Producer
David Givera   Composer
Dan Dilemma Thomas   Producer
Nelson Padua   Composer,Producer
Tyronne D. Feld   Composer,Producer
Tie Sticks   Producer
Remy Mackie   Composer
Albert Johnson   Composer

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