Kamoze, Ini / 51 50 Rule
Album: 51 50 Rule   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Kamoze, Ini   Added:Jun 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-06-07 Pull Date: 2009-08-09 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Aug 9 Aug 2 Jul 26 Jul 19 Jul 12 Jul 5 Jun 28 Jun 21
Airplays: 3 5 4 5 4 5 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 12, 2012: Summer Session
I Wish
4. Jun 11, 2010: Quasi Music Therapy
2. Nov 19, 2011: Music Casserole
5. Mar 24, 2010: Quasi Music Therapy f. Vlad the Impaler
3. Sep 02, 2010: Happy Hour
6. Dec 19, 2009: Best Disorders of 2009
R.A.W. (Feat. Sizzla)

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-06-05
Ini Kamoze – 51 50 Rule
Reviewed by Sadie O., 6/5/09
The latest by long-time gangsta dancehall sing-jay star. The first few tracks seem to be aimed at the BET Urban market, but tracks 5 and after are much more upful. Some very odd and interesting lyrical bits, and mostly electronic riddims, spiced up with some pretty decent harmonies. A bit quirky, really, but lots of interesting stuff.
No FCCs detected – a couple quite suggestive bits, but you have to be pretty good at deciphering patois to get them….
1. 3:50 ***trumpet intro, then gangsta chat, then slow dancehall crawl. You can totally picture the way the music video would look… That said, it’s got some nice syncopation and a pretty compelling sound.
2. 4:21 **very minimalist slow electronic dancehall without much bottom end, sort of stream of consciousness “rumble” lyrics. Flows into next track.
3. 4:28 **slow dancehall riddim with hand claps, fractured gangsta lyrics. Almost hypnotic.
4. 4:26 eyeeeew. Urban sleaze with female vocals. Suggestive…
5. 3:48 ***downbeat “acoustic” riddim with a touch of nyahbinghi, rather sad song about… how gangstas have made life so dangerous. Hm….
6. 4:08 ****strong midtempo swingy riddim, Rasta lyrics. Different sound, quite cool.
7. 3:56 ****rootsy (albeit electronic) midtempo skank, about life in jail – heavy lyrics.
8. 3:29 *****quite jaunty midtempo electronic bubble, sociopolitical rant. Extra star for the line “I still can’t spell/what the hell/they put in my ice cream swirl.”
9. 3:34 ****dedication intro, minimalist downtempo dubby dancehall skank.
10. 4:06 ***slow dancehall, warning about bad living lyrics.
11. 3:27 **R&B intro, slow dancehall, fairly interesting sound.
12. 3:25 *****midtempo electronic dancehall, no idea what he and Sizzla are going on about, but it’s a really fun sound.
13. 3:38 ***midtempo rootsy skank, all about how his babe isn’t a skanky ho.
14. 4:47 *****dancehall salsa (not reggaeton, as you might expect), lyrics in Spanish and English. Quite sweet, really.
15. 4:01 ****(actually “Out of Jamaica”) really cool swingy downtempo skank with horns, praise of Jamaican music and culture. Rather strange little bridge…
16. 4:22 *** (actually “I Wish”) sweet little midtempo love song. I usually hate love songs, but this is really quite nice.

Track Listing
1. Gangsta Roll   9. Hungry Daze
2. Isgonbehot   10. Battlefront Warrior
3. To Da Bang (Feat. Busy Signal)   11. Hardware
4. Rapunzel (Feat. Maya Azucena)   12. R.A.W. (Feat. Sizzla)
5. Red Outa Road   13. My Girl
6. Rasta Nation Now   14. Morenita
7. Jailhouse   15. I Wish
8. Control   16. Out Of Jamaica