November 27, 2022

Tam Tam - Do It Tam Tam (1991)

*A photo of the disc is included in the RAR file.
Country: U.S.A.
Genre: R&B, Pop
Label Number: 314-510 168-2

© 1991 RJAM/Island Records
From Aerosmith and the Cars to Letters to Cleo and 'Til Tuesday, Boston has been much better known for its rock than its R&B or hip-hop. While Philadelphia is famous for its R&B and rap instead of its rock, Boston has held onto its rep as being primarily a rock & roll town (even if Boston did give us New Edition and Bobby Brown). In 1991, one rapper who had hopes of putting Boston's rap scene on the map was Tam Tam. Do It Tam Tam, however, was too routine and erratic to accomplish that. Though the Queen Latifah-influenced Tam Tam isn't a bad rapper, most of the pop-rap and dance-rap material is routine and forgettable. Do It Tam Tam has a few decent tracks, including the sassy "I Ain't Down With You," the pointed "Juvenile" (which criticizes a drug dealer), and a hip-hop remake of the Rolling Stones' "Miss You." But overall, this CD (which came out on the Island-distributed RJAM Label) is a disappointment.

tags: tam tam, do it tam tam, 1991, flac,


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