Review of "Quick - Buju Banton"

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"Buju B, The Stamina Daddy"

Originally named "Stamina Daddy", "Quick" was the debut album from the Reggae and Dancehall star, Buju Banton. It came out in 1992 at first, but under the new title, it was released five years later on once he had gained much more fame with much more of the soulful drawn in towards his music further down the line.

1. "Quick"

The sample in this one, Sister Nancy's "Bam Bam" in this one, lived on far longer than this specific track, as it has been heard recently in Hip hop tracks by Statik Selektah, and Guerilla Black. To be honest, I found that they worked a lot better there than in this Buju joint as it wasn't really that exciting, especially for one which is supposed to lead the album and act as a highlight to the record.

**Three Stars**

2. "Bring You Body Come"

For me, this is the top track off the album and does exactly what I want of a hot Dancehall track. On this one, you get all of the energy from a typical Dancehall tune of today, and with the most successful producer in Winston Riley to hand, he was able to come up with a banger of a tune.

**Five Stars**

3. "Stamina Daddy"

Initially, when I heard this one, I can''t say that I was really into it as it was quite low on energy. However, I found that this, the track which the album was initially named after, became for exiciting as you listen into the lyrics as he comes up with heavy rhymes as he bigs himself up as the "Stamina Daddy" which all the girls wants to call up and see.

**Four Stars**

4. "Louw Di Buddy"

Here you get a tune about people's love for money and the problem which can arise as a result of greed. These conscious lyrics seemingly take away from the melodic beat which forces you to groove as you listen. Although I have to say that there are better tracks here, this is a good one.

**Three Stars**

5. "Mumma Long & Tongue"

Here you have a track about the general characteristics of females and what they are known to do. Here you have him walking us through his life as he gets involved with a girl and immediately tell their other friends everything which is going on in his life. His annoyance comes through in it, and is highly effective.

**Three Stars**

6. "Gold Spoon"

For this one you have Buju on another Winston Riley riddim,. and he also takes an opportunity to say a few things of the beat for him. This one is high on energy as you get them singing about the natural talent of a girl who is known for her dancing skills, and is said to have been born with a "Gold Spoon" in her mouth.

**Four Stars**

7. "Gun Unnu Want"

On this one you get Buju going all-out with some of the most inventive lines when listing out various fire-amrs and what he is able to do with them. Although I noticed heavy repetition, I was really into the lines, and the fact that they were used throughout the piece made them sound even more effective each time they were used.

**Four Stars**

8. "General"

Buju takes control in this one and comes with a massive hype by toasting about his position in the role of a "General" around those around himself. I found that he was highly effective in doing such a tune, and came across as commanding in his delivery, which is necessary when attempting to put this kind of thing across to people who don't know you.

**Four Stars**

9. "Glamatize"

Since releasing "Boom Bye Bye" at the age of 15, Buju has always been known for his homophobic ways, and although you cant agree with it, he is able to effectively come up with tunes to show his passion for this hatred (which he has made up for in recent times). Here he can't be taken to be offensive towards gays, but he does address them as he talks of how they will never understand the glamour of the female form.

**Four Stars**

10. "Mamdy Size"

Here you get Buju showing appreciation for girls of all shapes and sizes. Initially he describes his own physique before going into the ones which he prefers, and ends up settling for the larger, "Mamdy Size" girls, who contrasted heavily from his personal form at that time.

**Four Stars**

This is a strong debut album for the musician, and has him perform some high-quality, smooth Reggae tunes, as well as a few exciting Dancehall tunes. The mix is good, but I felt that it wasn't as strong as future releases as he doesn't stick to his trademark gravelly voice, which he took off the legendary Burro Banton.

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Comments on this review

  • catsholiday published 13/05/2010
    Nicely explained review of this album
  • frain2005 published 13/05/2010
    Another great review~!
  • MEL0611 published 13/05/2010
    Well reviewed x
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Product Information : Quick - Buju Banton

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Performer (Last name, First name): Buju Banton

Sub Genre: Dancehall / Ragga

Original Release Year: 1992

Studio / Live: Studio

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