our score: 3.0 out of 5.0
supported Shaggy on "Angel", debuts his solo career
with My Bad, a blending of R&B and reggae/dancehall.
Produced by Shaggy, My Bad takes on a smooth, classy "player"
tone, all without being too arrogant.
no time in catching the attention of the listener, stacking the
best five tracks right in the beginning of the album. My Bad
begins as a pop R&B album and slowly migrates to the reggae/dancehall
feel that Shaggy has successfully popularized. The title cut breaks
down Rayvon's mistake of taking a girl in and treating her right
when she thought she was scheming him (only to find out he was
hooking up with her friends). Although somewhat weak in lyrical
content, "My Bad" is strong enough on beats and solidified
with Rayvon's talent.
Bunny" and "2-Way" are playful and catchy, and
fit the R&B bill (think Usher comingled with R. Kelly). "Damn"
is the last real power track, relaying Rayvon's need to control
his, ahem, urges, when making love to a, ahem, 'talented' woman.
From there on out My Bad pursues the American R&B dancehall
feel. The tracks aren't bad, but they don't showcase Rayvon's
voice nearly as well as the rest of the album.
an appearance or two, as does a slew of other artists, but the
appearances are used sparsely enough to only add to My Bad,
not overwhelm it. My Bad adds a hint of humor to real life
topics, and the riffs and beats support this theme. For fans of
the R&B-reggae-dancehall style, Rayvon doesn't dissappoint
with My Bad.
liked My Bad...
Story of My Life
2. My Bad
3. Chronic (On The Inside)
4. Playboy Bunny
6. Hit & Run
7. In The Wintertime
9. I'll Die For You
10. Time To Shine
11. Nice & Easy
12. Do You Wanna Ride
13. Danger Zone
14. English Pound