Never Change

Never Change

by S.P.M.S.P.M.


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South Park Mexican (SPM) continues to polish his sound with Never Change, his most crafted album yet. The Houston, TX, rapper/producer does almost everything on this album with the exception of a few outside producers and some vocalists on the album's many hooks. It's the outside vocalists who characterize this album more than anything. SPM hasn't changed much as either a producer or a rapper -- his trademark snail-paced, low-toned idiom and his mid-tempo, sparse tracks are highly evident. What has changed, though, is the way SPM emphasizes the vocal hooks -- they anchor each of his songs, with Ayana handling most of the hooks. Overall, Never Change sounds great. SPM's music has never been this crafted. However, it's also just as formulaic as it is crafted. Sure, SPM has perfected his craft, but he's also fallen victim to its confines. He seldom ventures into new territory and seems overly content polishing up his trademark sound. And that's unfortunate because as crafted as these songs are, they're also a bit too routine. Nonetheless, even if many of the hooks are as catchy as hooks are intended to be, it's worth repeating that this album sounds great. Songs like "I Must Be High" are among SPM's best, and the inclusion of a few screwed songs is also nice, particularly since they're distributed throughout the album and since they fit into the album's sedate tone.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2001
Label: Dope House
UPC: 0044001601729
catalogNumber: 6017

Album Credits

Performance Credits

S.P.M.   Primary Artist
Wally   Guitar
Marilyn   Vocals
James Hoover   Baseline
Coast   Track Performer
Ayana Hall   Vocals
Rasheed   Track Performer
Ronnie Spencer   Vocals
Russell Lee   Vocals
Juan Gotti   Track Performer
Zen   Synthesizer
Babu Beesh   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Marilyn   Introduction
Roger Tausz   Bass Programming
South Park Mexican   Producer
Happy Perez   Producer
Delwin "Mad Reel" Bell   Producer
Jamie Ortiz   Producer
Shadow Ramirez   Producer

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