Big Money Heavy Weights

Big Money Heavy Weights

by Big TymersBig Tymers


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The Big Tymers don't really have anything new to say on Big Money Heavyweight. They're still rapping about the Cash Money lifestyle -- one of luxury characterized by a boisterous gangsta stance and firm ghetto roots, and stacks of greenbacks. This is their stock-in-trade. It always has been, and probably always will be. What is new here, however, is Mannie Fresh's continual development as a producer, and the duo's continual development as songwriters. When they began, back in 1998, they were middling down-South gangsta rappers spitting game about money they probably didn't have. Here, five years later in 2003, they're budding songsmiths with enough industry influence to reign in big-money unit-movers like R. Kelly (who wrote and produced the radio-ready "Gangsta Girl") and Ludacris (who leads off "Down South," a standout shout-out to the South's finest). Then there's the leadoff track, "This Is How We Do," a singsongy upbeat single propelled by an acoustic guitar that aspires to duplicate the cha-ching commercial success of "Still Fly," the very similar singsongy upbeat single from the last Big Tymers album, Hood Rich. Granted, Baby and Mannie don't exactly have a wealth of original ideas, the songwriting grace of R. Kelly, or the lyrical wit of Ludacris, but they do have their finger on the pulse of the zeitgeist, and give the people what they want, more or less -- even if that means rewriting their biggest hit to date, having the industry's pied piper write an R&B-crossover single for them, or bringing aboard the South's most popular rapper for a regional anthem. The paper-stacking commercial march of the original Big Money Heavyweights marches on, overall here, with a little more songwriting shine and a little less gutter splatter than last time, even if these Big Tymers don't really have anything new to say, just a smoother way to say it.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/09/2003
Label: Umvd Labels
UPC: 0602498604625
catalogNumber: 000081502
Rank: 89685

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Tymers   Primary Artist
R. Kelly   Guest Appearance
Joi   Track Performer,Guest Appearance
Juvenile   Guest Appearance
Donnie Lyle   Guitar
Charles Pettaway   Bass,Guitar
TQ   Guest Appearance
Lil Wayne   Guest Appearance
Bun B   Guest Appearance
Ludacris   Guest Appearance
Gilly   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Petey Pablo   Guest Appearance
Rodney East   Keyboards
Mikkey   Guest Appearance
Tateeze   Guest Appearance
Rick Marcel   Bass,Guitar

Technical Credits

R. Kelly   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Leslie Brathwaite   Producer
Mannie Fresh   Producer
V. Jeffrey Smith   Composer
B. Thomas   Composer
Jazze Pha   Producer
André Benjamin   Composer
Edyth Wayne   Composer
A.J. Bond   Composer
Abel Garibaldi   Programming,Engineer
Antwan Patton   Composer
Patrick "Sleepy" Brown   Composer
Ronald Williams   Executive Producer
Bryan Williams   Executive Producer
Andy Gallas   Engineer
Ian Mereness   Engineer
O'Shea Jackson   Composer
Rico Wade   Composer
T. Gray   Composer
Fabian Marasciullo   Engineer
Greg Perry   Composer
Cory Williams   Engineer
Katina Bynum   Marketing
Aaron "Swamp" Holland   Engineer
Raymond "Yoda" Murray   Composer
Mark "Exit" Goodchild   Engineer
Dwayne Carter   Composer

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