There's Something About Remy: Based on a True Story

Studio Album by released in 2006
There's Something About Remy: Based on a True Story's tracklist:
Pun's Word
She's Gone
Lights, Camera, Action
Tight (feat. Fat Joe)
Conceited Messages (skit)
Conceited (There's Something About Remy)
Feels So Good (feat. Ne-Yo)
Thug Love (feat. Big Pun)
Secret Location
In-Da-Street (skit)
Bilingual (feat. Ivy Queen)
Conscience (skit)
What's Going On (feat. Keyshia Cole)

There's Something About Remy: Based on a True Story review

There’s Something About Remy is finally here

Remy Ma came on the scene in 1999 as a protege of the late great Big Pun. It took 7 years but after repeated delays, pushbacks and fumbling of her album, There’s Something About Remy, it's finally here. What has carried Remy over the last seven years is her confidence and raw energy that is missing from the female rap game. With Kim and Foxy trading in the grime for name brand labels and VIP sections years ago, Trina not much of a lyricist, and other than the buried underground southern female rapper, the field for that streetwise female rapper is all hers. Not that she owns it, but the potential and that aforementioned energy is there, enough that the rookie mistakes are dismissed to give her yet another listen. Rather than depending only on her sex appeal or just how tomboy-ish she is on There’s Something About Remy, the BX lyricist realistically balances out the two, which leaves you no choice but to focus on what matters: skills. Using wit, dexterity and just the right amount of braggadocio and social awareness, There’s Something About Remy is a solid debut after holding fans’ patience hostage for seven years.

Top-notch production by the likes of Cool & Dre, Agallah, and Scram Jones among others

Remy Ma is best known as the rookie spitfire who out-rapped Fat Joe on 2004’s club shaker Lean Back. On her solo debut, Remy is preoccupied with outdoing her male competition. Top-notch production by the likes of Cool & Dre, Agallah, and Scram Jones among others, are the right foundation for Remy’s flow and spit-fire lyrics. Her versatility shines as well when she softens just a bit on tracks like Feels So Good, featuring Ne-Yo as her persistent love interest, Thug Love, a previously unreleased and Alchemist produced song with Big Pun and the poignant What’s Going On. The latter also exposes beautifully insightful story telling as she covers the topic of abortion. Also, the highlight of the album, Guiltу, is where she displays her storytelling power when you’re taken through a first-person account of events leading up to a hit-an-run of a child. Her vulnerability also peeks through on the very personal Still, where she addresses three different people in her life about the pain they caused her. It reads like three diary entries rather than verses. Her introspection continues on Crazy where we see a vicious “new breed of female.” Understanding that an album can’t be solely meditative, Remy puts her heels on for the clubs. On the Swizz Beats produced Wuteva, she creates an infectiously catchy tune. Lights Camera Action is an ode to old-school Hip-Hop block parties with a refreshing 2006 twist. Fat Joe joins her on Tight, and Ivy Queen hooks her up on Bilingual.

Remy proves talent knows no sexual orientation

Some say women can’t rap, but Remy Ma disagrees with that. By penning intimate portraits of her life, showing versatility and an overall knack for rhyming, she’s not afraid to make daring declarations. With fresh rhymes and inspiring stories, her presence shines as she narrates through thought-provoking real-life tales. Much like with Mystic, Jean Grae and other ill females in the game, There’s Something About Remy dispels any doubts placed on women in rap and proves talent knows no sexual orientation. On There's Something About Remy, Ma takes the mic and delivers a surprisingly entertaining album. She isn’t the cutest, sexiest, or most popular, but she’s charismatic and unfiltered, and that’s what makes her debut album a compelling listening experience. Although the belated release of this particular album doesn’t signal the arrival of the next great female rapper, it does introduce a fresh, intriguing new voice to the mix. There is definitely something about Remy that is very appealing!

Rate review4.90
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