Bad Intentions

Bad Intentions

by DappyDappy


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Bad Intentions is right, as the N-Dubz member's first solo album has something to offend everyone, but U.K. rapper Dappy is a controversy king, especially in the media. If you don't find his F.U. attitude on Twitter or in interviews anything but dimwitted, than the misogyny and mayhem here are just like an impulsive, out-of-control Eminem in a woolly Chullo. Still, when the Chris Brown and Rihanna situation (a Drake-inspired "I'm a changed man now, Chris Brown") and Kurt Cobain's suicide ("I'm Kurt Cobain but I just couldn't do it") are used flippantly, and not at all fluidly, during the hooky highlight "No Regrets," Dappy comes off as crass, and not as clever as Mr. Mathers. The pop-rap gloss just underlines it as "Rockstar" aims to be just that, and with Queen's guitarist Brian May in tow, but get past the whole "grit equals credibility" thing and the album becomes a more glorious way to flip off the haters with some cringeworthy laughs along the way. When the Wanted show up to kick the pre-club anthem "Bring It Home" into overdrive, it is as if Taio Cruz redid "Dynamite" for those hoodie kids who attack the block with their overdriven boomboxes. Then there are the two "Tarzan" bits, where Dappy offers two show-and-prove, lyrically driven, "16 Bars"-type tracks, although most listeners will be drawn to the tracks' skillful manipulation of his vocals and the other studio trickery. Producers like Nathan Retro, David Dawood, and Fraser T. Smith give the album a proper enough shine to think of this as "laughing with" rather than "laughing at" Dappy, but his detractors won't find any redemption songs here, artistically or otherwise.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/09/2012
Label: Island Uk
UPC: 0602537115334
catalogNumber: 3711533
Rank: 87046

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dappy   Primary Artist,Vocals
Brian May   Guitar
London Community Gospel Choir   Voices
Tom Barnes   Bass,Drums,Background Vocals
Ayak Thiik   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ben Kohn   Guitar,Background Vocals
Costadinos Contostavlos   Vocals
Gino Vassell   Vocals

Technical Credits

Tom Barnes   Composer
Rich Castillo   Executive Producer
Fraser T. Smith   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Wayne Hector   Composer
Ayak Thiik   Composer
Nathan Sykes   Composer
Ross Parkin   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Ben Kohn   Composer
Costadinos Contostavlos   Composer,Executive Producer
David Dawood   Composer,Producer
Peter Kelleher   Composer
Nathan Retro   Producer
Sam Gumbley   Composer
Nathan Ritchie   Composer
Clinton Outten   Composer
Tim Powel   Composer
Sean Gumbley   Composer
Nathaniel Ritchie   Producer
Kez Ingolsby   Producer
Antony Evoluko   Composer
Alfred Millar   Composer
Aka Rouchie   Composer
Tom Fuller   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Engineer

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