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The Dutchess Explicit Lyrics

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With over 20 million albums sold worldwide with The Black Eyed Peas,the pop icon is ready for her solo debut. From performances on every major TV show throughout the world and appearances on dozens of magazine covers, Fergie has been in the spotlight since an early age - including a starring role on the hit TV show Kids Incorporated, as well as a member of Wild Orchid. Fergie's solo debut - The Duchess - is produced by of The Black Eyed Peas and features a range of songs which showcase her unbelievable talent as one of today's leading vocalists. Be prepared for Fergie to revolutionize the sound of the future...

If you thought Black Eyed Pea-sized bites of Fergie might be all you could handle--that a full plate of Fergie is possibly too much for any discerning musical palate--The Dutchess might change your mind. For here the lumpen lady throws caution to the wind and threads her pop needle with an ambitious ribbon of yet-to-be-conquered genres: reggae and ska on "Mary Jane Shoes," with Rita Marley; vintage soul on "Here I Come"; '80s hip-hop on "Fergalicious"; and sophisticated R&B on the John Legend-assisted "Finally." It's a tremendous and unpredictable expenditure of effort that mostly pays off--echoes of more talented vocalists like Pink, Beyoncé, and Christina Aguilera poke through in places. But while unbridled messing about can pay handsome artistic dividends (here, the guitar-propelled rock-like track "Big Girls Don't Cry" coughs them up), ultimately it's when Fergie's at her Peas-iest that she's most lovable; cases in point are the raunchily irresistible "London Bridge," which earned every week of its chart-topping success, and the "Clumsy," a girl-group-styled bump-a-thon that showcases Fergie's coolest and most distinctive asset--her personality--to winning effect. --Tammy La Gorce
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  • Audio CD (September 19, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: William Music Group / A&M Records
  • ASIN: B000H4VV52
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (325 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,721 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Fergie is one of those artists whose style is not easy on the ears (or the eyes). To like her takes a little sense of humor, some perplexing preferences, and the ability to not always take music serious. To define her is rather hard, but she is somewhere in the middle of R&B star Kelis and pop star Gwen Stefani. This album "Dutchess" is not for the faint ears. The beats are wild with heavy sampling from some surprising artists. What do you expect from a woman who made a song called "My Humps"? This is fun music. Her goal was not to make a political statement or to reveal her inner self. She is making a record to introduce herself as a solo artist and for the people in the clubs dance the night away.

Vocally, Fergie offers many surprises. She shines on songs like

Voodoo Doll- an almost jazzy number mixed with rock

Finally- she almost sounds like X-tina on this song, but this song is one of the most "pop" songs on this cd

Velvet- sultry with a hint of Sade.

On Production. Fergie's producers went out their way to give her a sound all her own. She samples from some of the most surprising sources, too. Examples are:

Here I Am- she boldly sampled the Temptations classic "Get Ready"

Mary Jane Shoes- she sampled "No Woman, No Cry" from the great Bob Marley, but his widow backs Fergie on the tracks.

Lyrically, Fergie is weak. I cannot make up my mind if this is intentionally or if she really cannot write. Whatever the case, Fergie gives us some surprising (and funny) moments.

All That I Got (the Make-Up Song)- Fergie writes "Would u love me if I didn't work out or I didn't change my natural hair"

Fergalicious- Fergie writes "My body stay vicious. I be up in the gym just working on my fitness".
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Fergie is an Aries. Me, a Taurus. I like her lively, fun and free-spirit, and her lyrics are super-funny, if not mindless...

"Every time I get up on a Dude/Poparazzi put my business in the news/Get up out my face/Before I spray Your a__ with mace/My looks make You wanna have a taste/"

Fergalicious - Upbeat, and the production is so addictive. Almost as bad as crack, I *assume*, thank You. 4.25/5

Clumsy - Fun beat, decent if not relate-able lyrics. 5/5

All That I Got (The Make Up Song) - Love the slowed-down, R&B vibe. Totally unexpected from Fergie, which isn't good, but great! 5.25/5

London Bridge - Lovely cause it's fun, it's sassy and definitely demands your attention. Decent pop ditty. 4.25/5

Pedestal - OK beat. Unnecessary as a whole. 2.5/5

Voodoo Doll - Much better than Pedestal. MUCH better. Hot beat, very, very jazzy; smooth. Great vocals. Love Fergie. Now only if she's pen a song or four... 5/5

Glamorous - Lovely anthem about being an anti-celeb, of sorts. 4.5/5

Here I Come - Really cute. 5/5

Velvet - Crazy-dreamy beat, and vocals that just melt your soul. Seriously, We may JUST have to watch out for this Chick. If She starts to write, then She will be more than an Entertainer - An Artist, She will be! 5.5/5

Big Girls Don't Cry - Nice, modern-time ballad. 4.25/5

Mary Jane Shoes - Samples "No Woman, No Cry" and many People will hate it for that reason! But I like it. The lyrics are far from deep, and speak on nice, Mary Jane Shoes. My aunt who is also an Aries, is the same - Super-crazy bout shoes! haha. Decent song. The rock anthem part is wicked. I love it. Pop-Rock at its funnest! 4.4/5

Losing My Ground - A ballad(?
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I purchased this product as a gift for my daughter. I purchased the "clean version". I enjoy Fergie and her music but would prefer the foul language were left out, so the clean version is a perfect choice. Her music is classic Fergie, she sings from the heart and keeps it upbeat. She is a young lady who has been through much and it comes out in her songs. Well worth the buy in my opinion.
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Heres the thing, Fergie : Do you WANT me to illegally download your stuff? I may as well, considering this new version of "The Dutchess" comes more than a year after its' original release, and only gives us FOUR new songs, of which one is a hideous remix of the albums' worst track. Seriously. Which genius greenlighted this project? At least Beyonce, when she rereleased "B'Day", gave us tons of new tracks, and an entire DVD with a music video to every track!! Now that's what I call a re-release, not this embarrassment of a "Deluxe Edition". Meanwhile, what does "Deluxe" even mean. I hear that word so often when these 'editions' come out, and I doubt even Fergie knows the actual meaning of the word.

The only new songs here are "Party People" with Nelly, "Barracuda" (a VERY poor Heart cover), and the new song from the "Sex and the City" soundtrack. Do yourself a favor - head to Itunes, where you can get the Digital EP of this album - all 4 extra songs plus one other song that you can't get anywhere else (this physical CD does NOT contain that extra song). Is it worth it? Yes and No. As with every rerelease, many people are usually divided on whether the purchase was 'worth it'. In the case of this album, I implore you - PLEASE do not support such pathetic attempts at extracting our money - either download the tracks individually online, but if you already own "The Dutchess", there is really NO NEED to own this disaster.

One Star. Get with the program Fergie, and stop rippin' us off.
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Man, do I agree! And I am one of the most cynical people on the planet, but it blows me away how many people are so deeply rooted in their own tastes that they disregard teh actual content of the reviewed item and use the review space simply to BITCH! I'm 45 years old, I like almost every type... Read More
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Fergie talks about how sexy she is and her shoe collection
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Mispelled words in Hip-Hop albums are common and are supposed to be "Off the Foshchizzel". Look at Snoop Dogg's 'Konvict' album, or Ludacris's 'Word of Mouf' Album. Mouf? That's not cool, that's embarassing. So yeah, I'm sure that Fergie thinks by naming her album 'The Dutchess', she is... Read More
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