City High

City High

by City High

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Overview

It's no surprise this trio is the latest brainchild of Fugees member Wyclef Jean. The young trio, which features two men and one woman, looks like an updated version of the Fugees Grammy-winning formula. Jean has had success producing groups such as Destiny's Child and Product G&B, and he hopes to continue his string of crossover success with the City High's self-titled debut album. While this album lacks the depth of the Fugees work, it stands as an impressive debut to build on. The trio of Robby Pardio, Claudette Ortiz, and Ryan Toby integrate hip-hop rhythms with butter-smooth R&B vocals as on the Clark Kent produced cut, "15 Will Get You 20." Their cover version of Donny Hathaway's "Song for You" doesn't come close to the power of the original, but still stands on its own and is an outstanding showcase for Pardio's impressive tenor voice. His stellar vocals and Toby's rhymes show just where R&B may be going in the years to come.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2001
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0606949089023
catalogNumber: 490890

Album Credits

Performance Credits

City High   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Clark Kent   Producer
Sonny Kompanek   String Arrangements
Salaam Remi   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Ryan Toby   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Andy Grassi   Engineer
Wyclef Jean   Producer,Executive Producer
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis   Producer,Executive Producer
Andre Harris   Producer
Robby Pardlo   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Vidal Davis   Producer,Engineer
Claudette Ortiz   Contributor
Gerard Avant   Producer

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City High 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love city high, they are real cool, an really talented,ace singers! The lyrics of their songs are interesting coz u can always learn a lesson from them, coz they are typical life problems an that. My fave songs are 'what would you do' an 'the only one i trust'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love city high. They are very creative and they don't say anything degrading. I don't always agree with their language, but I love the last 8 songs on the CD. I love that they aren't a boy band and that they have rhythm. I can't wait to hear more. This is like the only CD I listen to, besides the radio.
Guest More than 1 year ago
city high is the best band ever everyone one in my town think it is the jam.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think City High is the best band in the whole world. They are SOOOOOO COOOOOOOOOOLLL!!!!!! They are number 1! Everyone should love them. I love the song, ''What would you do?''
Guest More than 1 year ago
your song what would u do really lets you know about what teenage people go through and what kids go through that don't have it all because what u wrote about happened to my friend and it really scared me because her dad wasn't that way and he actually tried to rape her :( so thats why i love your song u guys are the best band eva.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the song What Would You Do because what happens is very practical and can happen to anybody if they don't watch their steps that they take in life so as i would say the song is saying is: don't have sex until you get married and if you do than your life isn't over that you still have a chance to live a normal life. i think the song teaches a lesson and is great to listen to at the same time!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this CD, City High. This has to be one of the greatest albums ever made. City High worte about issues that really happen to us. All of the songs on this album are about real things that can actually happen. A lot of artists write about things that they know, so what makes City High's City High so different? They are about things that they know and feel are important, and they are things that are in the lives of everyday people. The songs in this album deal with things that your average person has to deal with in their life. As well as being real, the songs are catchy. There is just something about their songs that entrigue me. Their songs are different, and their songs will reamin hits for a long time. I definately reccomend this CD for people who like listening to music that is real.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is really cool and all the songs are great.All of them have morals 2 follow and lessons 2 learn!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love what would you do i luv that song
Guest More than 1 year ago
City High is the greatest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the song, What Would U Do, cuz it teaches a lesson and i think a lot of people could see how this could describe sumone u kno or sumthin
Guest More than 1 year ago
There's that rare occasion when you rip of the plastic wrapping of a CD jewel case,you insert it into you car cd player and to you listen to an album from beginning to end and you know that the album is going to stay in the player for more than a minute. Thats what went down when I listened to the City High album. See it was easy to simply label them as an attempt by Wyclef Jean to reformulate a new millenium edition of the Fugees. Only after listening to the album do you realize that the beautiful Claudette Ortiz and her two partners are doing their own thang. There talking about the issues that affect the streets by incorporating harmony, soul and wit all over Wyclef's musical eye. Album highlights include the caught-in-the act tribute to the cheaters ''Didn't Ya'', the jailbait warnings in ''15 will get you 20'' and ''Sista'' where best friends quarrel over sisterly love. Every song tells a story about reality, take the album's first single for example that asks the question 'What Would You DO', strip to pay the bills? City High isnt all about the drama though because cuts like 'Caramel' are certified club bangers. The greatest moment on the CD has to be ''CIty High Anthem'' however where the group tells why the struggles in their high school shaped who they are. Anyways, when all is said and done and the cd comes to a stop, you'll know what I'm talkin about.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The new City High album is a perfect solution to a time when ''bootylicious'' tracks have taken over r&b. The trio deals with real issues on there album and move away from the always popular topics of clubbin and booty shaken. Its evident from their first single ''what would you do'' where they discuss the struggles of raising a kid, single-parenting and stripping to make a living. ''15 Will Get You 20'' deals with jail-bait and the reality that age is more than just a number. 'Sista'' tells the tale of friendships being shaken up by the involvement of a baby sis. Overall the tracks all deal with real issues. The album is real. It blends hip-hop and r&b and tells the tale of the issues that really affect relationships and urban life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best albums i have listened to. The songs are very meaningful and the vocals are some of the best there are. Any Rap/RnB fan should definately include this in their collection!! If you haven't got it already, go out and buy it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best CD ever I love the song ''What Would You Do'' because the music is cool and it tells what the real world is all about
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this album. I have had it for more than awhile and I am so happy that people are starting to take notice of this great CD. When they first dropped ''What Would You DO'' they hit us with a little bit o' knowledge on the young tip. They let us know that they understand what it is like to be a young adult in this world, that you are not alone, and that you don't have to fall into the pitfall stereotypes that society expects from you. I know that I wasn't the only one feelin' that song because they sold a lot of albums after that single hit the radio stations. Now, their second single ''Caramel'' is pushing them straight to the top again. This song is another great track from this album. It is a great song to kick back to, chill, get your groove on to. I also like ''Best Friends'' which is about letting a secret out of the bag to a best friend that he is seeing his sister and she is pregnant. It is a great lyrical contribution by the bands two male members, Bobby and Ryan. ''15 WIll Get You 20'' talks about the increase in statutory rape cases and how even yound adults can get caught up with under 18 dating. The cases that they sing about are so truthful. It is a good song to think about. Overall, this album has plenty of hot tracks and jumpin beats to satisfy any hip hop or R&B lover - I completely recommend it to anyone out there who is looking for a great album. A++++++
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE CITY HIGH. THEY'ER THE BBBBBEEEEESSSSSTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M GOING TO BUY THEIR CD FOR ME AND MY FRIENDS.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i really like the song what would you do because it's so true and the girl's out there with kid's that sell there body to support them can relate to that song and i also love to sing that song i like the way it sounds.
Guest More than 1 year ago
really want 2 c these guys get to the top, so far i've only heard the song 'what would you do' but believe me, its got it all, lyrics that are touching and hard hitting at the same time, with a great tune, makes u think but also v relaxing. this song is THE best. support them!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The 1st time i heard your song i was inspired by it. I mean it made me cry! No no i'm kiddin but this is a AWESOME cd i would get it if i were u. City high fans Emilie and Stephanie sugar_babe610@hotmail.com,sexy_lady327@hotmail.com
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE YOU GUYS. YOU GUYS ARE THE BOMB.I ESPECIALLY LOVE THE SONG ''WHAT WOULD YOU DO '' CAUSE IT TEACHES YOU A LESSON!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Love This Album so much If i had the choice i would give it a 10 but i cant. :( My Favorite song is ''What Would You Do'' Love Ya. :-0 :-)
Guest More than 1 year ago
WHO: Executive Producers Bruce Willis and Cedric "The Entertainer" proudly present Ephraim’s Song, an urban musical created, written, and directed by award-winning playwright and director Mark E. Swinton. The show is produced by One Roof Entertainment in conjunction with LAUSD Board Member Marguerite P. La Motte and co-produced by Ken Joseph, Peter Giagni & Stephen and Carrie Odell. The show introduces the hottest new talent from 12 Los Angeles City High Schools. WHAT: The thrilling musical Ephraim's Song, winner of four NAACP Theater Awards, will debut a limited run premiere engagement in Los Angeles during the month of July in conjunction with the launch of the National Foster Care Fund, a new charitable organization founded by Bruce Willis. Cedric "The Entertainer" has been the catalyst spearheading the involvement of high-profile/celebrity support for Ephraim's Song, a play that explores the tenacious spirit of the inner city's Generation X. From its inception over three years ago, Cedric has worked with Swinton to bring the moving production to a larger audience introducing the production to soundtrack executives (including Jimmy Iovine at Interscope Records), and finally, introducing the play to Willis for support. "This has been a personal quest for me for the past three years," Cedric reflects. "Mark Swinton is such a phenomenally talented playwright, and as a former teacher, Mark has been in the trenches doing all he could to literally save our children. His personal experience with the material he has written brings a resonance to Ephraim's Song that hits you right between the eyes. Even beyond my Cedric The Entertainer Charitable Foundation outreach programs for inner city youth, I believe that sending this vitally important message('help save our youth') through entertainment and the arts has more impact on a broader scale, and that has been the driving force behind my efforts to encourage industry support...Bruce Willis understood that call." Willis was drawn to the play largely because its message closely mirrors the mandate of his new foundation. “The failings of the foster care system in this country have a direct correlation to many of our society’s most fundamental problems”, said the renowned actor and philanthropist. “Like the journey of its main characters, Ephraim’s Song is a wake up call for each of us to take personal responsibility in the future of our nation and find a way to come together and provide much needed assistance to these children.” Driven by a soulful musical score, Ephraim’s Song features the socially conscious urban sound of Booga Basement/Interscope Grammy-nominated recording artists City High, whose album is executive produced by Wyclef Jean and Jerry “Wonder” Duplessis. “Ephraim's Song is a show that everyone must see,” commented playwright Swinton. "It's about this misunderstood generation who is so often seen as a menace to our society, when in truth, they just might be the generation to change the world." The stage play uses urban themes and rhythms to tell a story in the language of the inner city. Ephraim's Song ushers the way for a new generation of stories to be told.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved CITY HIGH'S song ''What Would You Do'' it is probably my favorite song i have ever heard it is da bomb everybody has to buy the CD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the song ''what would you do?'' I have heard it on mtv a million times and on every other music channel. I hope to buy the cd as soon as possible..