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Da Baddest Bitch - Trina

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Genre: Hip-Hop & Rap - Hardcore & Gangsta Rap / Artist: Trina / Explicit Lyrics / Audio CD released 2000-03-27 at Atlantic

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      09.06.2010 21:56
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      Trina's debut album

      The Miami, Florida rapper Trina made her debut in 2000 when she released "Da Baddest B***h". The album has her coming with Hardcore and Dirty Rap to reflect what else was prominent in her southern surroundings at the time and finds that she gets assistance from the likes of The Lost Tribe, Trick Daddy and Twista rapping with her.

      1. "The Big Lick" (Intro)

      2. "Da Baddest B***h"

      Trina sets things off by attempting to show exactly why the title given as the name both of this tune and track is best-suited to her and no others as she rhymes about what exactly her lifestyle consists of. To me, and probably all other who hear this, she seems to be able to really live up to these claims through how she gets things done in the bedroom and also how she earns her money by targeting married men.

      **Four Stars**

      3. "If U Wit Me"

      The beats on this one are bright and inviting and I felt that this was a great way to guide in listeners who may not be familiar with the type of material she's about. Once you're drawn in by the bold, Disco-inspired sounds, we find that she runs more of her grimy rhymes and flows about how she simply hasn't got time for men without money as she's about making it, and if they haven't got any, then they're apparent no earning potential for her.

      **Five Stars**

      4. "Hairdresser" (Lude)

      5. "Ain't S**t"

      I thought that this one was a straight banger of a track and one that any fan of Golden Age West Coaast Rap will be excited about. Here she does a remake of the killer Dr. Dre cut "B***hes Ain't S**t" and Trina makes a female response to it and shows how the females have just as much to speak on when speaking on how they can do just as well without the support of a man on their side.

      **Five Stars**

      6. "Off The Chain Wit It"

      The quality of the material doesn't let up at all as we move right into this hyped-up tune and we find that it opens-up with Trick Daddy up on the cut with her to show love and display the unity that these ends of the US had around this time when Miami had to restart its campaign in getting back into the mainstream Rap scene (after initially doing it in the eighties with their dance Miami Bass sound).

      **Five Stars**

      7. "69 Ways" (Lude)

      8. "Club" (Lude)

      9. "Ball Wit Me"

      Coming right off a short tune and then an interlude, here we find that we get into a little something which I felt really suited what exactly the whole of the Rap game was about around this time when the East Coast was back on top and the Murder Inc, Roc-A-Fella and Ruff Ryders camps were all coming out with material with this sort of sound. Here she's joined by 24 Karatz and they seem to do well together.

      **Four Stars**

      10. "Watch Yo Back"

      On this one she's given the support of the Chicagoan rapper Twista. I thought that the combination of two speed-rap acts made for a nice effect and one that had to be valued as it's exciting to see how they're able to pack so much into each bar without losing the meaning in the lyrics themselves. I wouldn't say that it's really the best here, but it still does a lot and having a fairly established name on the cut will never hurt.

      **Four Stars**

      11. "Off Glass"

      With this track Trina comes with even more of the sexually-explicit raps. I felt that if you hadn't enjoyed the early stages of the album when she blasts listeners with in-your-face 'Porno Rap', then there's no way that you'll have stayed this far into the album. However, I thought that she did well her and was able to keep thing running nicely as she works off the hype of Deuce Poppi as a male reaction to what she rhymes about.

      **Four Stars**

      12. "Answering Machine" (Lude)

      13. "I Don't Need You" (Lude)

      14. "I Need"

      After another interlude and then a short but powerful track, we're thrown into one of the biggest jams on the thing. This one shows that Miami hasn't forgotten where it began and is still up for the Miami Bass material. This one really bumps hard and gets you moving along with its energy and how she rides the tune in a rather urgent way over bouncy beats that get you going along the thing.

      **Five Stars**

      15. "I'll Always"

      I have to say that I thought that this was really a poor inclusion on the album and pulled things right down. Here she changes her style up massively and I thought that it did nothing but hurt the tune as here she comes to do a tune which has her basically undermining all that the rest of the album has done as she rhymes more about what long-term relationships do for her than what the rest of the thing was about.

      **Two Stars**

      16. "Mama"

      Continuing what was heard on the last one, we find that she comes with another slower one here. I can't say that I had much love for this one either as here it becomes much more apparent that she's finding it difficult to sound like herself when she twists the direction and this time around she sounds to be doing nothing more than just jacking from 2Pac (even in the subject matter with this tune).

      **Two Stars**

      17. "Take Me"

      The rapper gets things back on track with this tune. I thought that it was nice that she managed to take things back towards the more general material before it came to a close so that we weren't left on a poor impression of her music. This one is a strong one and seems to fit in on the album (contrasting what was heard on the last pair) and has her rhyming about the ideal world she'd live in.

      **Four Stars**

      18. "Pull Over"

      The album ends off with a straight Bass track. I was well into this one and I thought that she did it well as she's goes out with some relentless, energetic material as she rhymes starting in reference to the Sisqo tune she turned in "The Tongue Song" and continues by going with the sexually-explicit work which has been expected of Rap from these parts ever since the 2 Live Crew got in the game.

      **Five Stars**

      Although I was really into what Trina does here, it clear that what's done here isn't for all at all. You'll know whether you'd enjoy the rest of it if you can stomach the titular track or even just the introduction alone as the whole thing is filled to the brim with 'Porno Rap' and is only excluded when she decides to do a dedication to her mother.


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    • Product Details

      Disc #1 Tracklisting
      1 Big Lick - Trina
      2 Baddest B***h - Trina
      3 If U - Jill Sobule, , Trina
      4 Hair Dresser Skit - Trina
      5 Ain't S**t - Lois Lane, Trina
      6 Off the Chain with It - Trick Daddy, Trina
      7 69 Ways - Shin J, Trina
      8 Club Skit - Trina
      9 Ball wit Me - Trina
      10 Watch Yo Back - Trina, Twista
      11 Off Glass - Deuce Poppito Of 24 Karatz
      12 Answering Machine Skit - Trina
      13 I Don't Need You - Trick Daddy, Trina
      14 I Need - Tre+6, Trina
      15 I'll Always - Trina
      16 Mama - Shin J, , Trina
      17 Take Me

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