The Day After

The Day After

by TwistaTwista
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Picking up where 2004's Kamikaze left off, The Day After is heavy with R&B, slickness, and hooks. In other words, it's the kind of album the hardcore lovers of Adrenaline Rush are going to sneer at while the radio heads and clubbers go nuts for it. You could be cynical and say the album is Kamikaze all over again with Pharrell and the Neptunes replacing Kanye West for the singles, but if The Day After is a contrived attempt at going platinum again, it's an inspired one. With its smoother-than-smooth chorus courtesy of Trey Songz, "Girl Tonite" could melt the paint off the walls twice as fast as Kamikaze's "So Sexy." "When I Get You Home" with Jamie Foxx and Pharrell could be "Slow Jamz"'s little brother, but "I'm a Winner" tries a shade too hard to recapture "Overnight Celebrity"'s fire. The opening "The Day After" is the only other time the album sounds forced, as it tries to push and shove the listener into believing Twista is the same old thug he's always been. He's not, and winning tracks with Mariah Carey and Snoop, plus a successful nod to the reggaeton phenomenon with Pitbull, are arguments that he shouldn't be and that superstar collaborations are what he does best, at least for now. The thumping "Heartbeat" and the easy rolling "Chocolate Fe's and Redbones" are where the meat of the album lies, both marrying old-school Twista with new-school, platinum Twista. An album of those kind of tracks and he'd have a classic, but for now, you'll just have to settle for great singles, worthy filler, and a couple missteps. [The Day After was also made available in a clean version, with all explicit material removed.]

Product Details

Release Date: 10/04/2005
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678382123
catalogNumber: 83821
Rank: 85064

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Twista   Primary Artist
Pastor Donald Alford   Bass
Donald Aflord   Bass
Brian Fontinelli   Flamenco Guitar
Wendell Ray   Vocals
Speedknot Mobstaz   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Mariah Carey   Composer
Rodney Jerkins   Composer,Producer
James Scheffer   Composer
Neptunes   Producer,Audio Production
Mike Caren   Executive Producer
C.C. Mitchell   Composer
Toxic   Producer,Audio Production
Andrew Coleman   Engineer
D.K. Baker   Composer
T. Gray   Composer
Mike Houge   Engineer
Conrad Golding   Engineer
Jim Jonsin   Producer,Audio Production
Gregory Gigendad Burke   Art Direction
Ari Raskin   Engineer
James Lopez   Marketing Consultant
Rawle Stewart   Executive Producer
A. Judson Green   Composer
Kameron Houff   Engineer
Cuzo   Producer,Audio Production
L. Daniels   Composer
M. Riddick   Composer
C. Mitchell   Composer
Scott Storch   Producer,Audio Production

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