||Animal House CD (2002)
Sacario CD discography Think of Angie Martinez as the hip-hop Laura Cantrell, an influential DJ so deeply entrenched in her chosen scene that she decided to jump to the other side of the fence, becoming a highly regarded recording artist. When the host of New York's Hot 97 debuted in 2001 with UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, it was plain that she had something of her own to offer to the hip-hop world. Like its predecessor, ANIMAL HOUSE features a bevy of Martinez's famous friends, but her own voice and style are front and center throughout. Martinez's no-nonsense rhyming is ably supported by constantly surprising and inventive production, as on the emphasis track "If I Could Go," which mixes a Latin-inflected guitar line with synths that resemble nothing so much as the Microsoft e-mail alert tones. Fat Joe, Kelis, and others add their personal touches to the album, but it's Martinez who shines the brightest here.
Audio Mixers: Carlisle Young; Kevin Krouse; Ken "Duro" Ifill.
Recording information: Battery Studios; Mirror Image Studio; Palm Tree Studio; Sony Studios; Sound on Sound; Stash House Studios; The Hit Factory, Miami, FL; West Wing Studios.
Personnel includes: Angie Martinez, Lil' Mo, Sacario, N.O.R.E., Missy Elliot, Tony Sunshine, Petey Pablo, Keon Bryce.
Producers include: Buckwild, Dirty Swift, Cool & Dre, Salaam "The Chameleon", Ant Boogie.