Ultraviolet (Kid Sister album)

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Ultraviolet
Kid Sister - Ultraviolet.png
Studio album by Kid Sister
Released November 17, 2009 (2009-11-17)[1]
Recorded 2007–09
Genre Hip hop, electro, R&B
Length 37:28
Label Fool's Gold, Downtown, Universal Republic
Producer A-Trak (also exec.), XXXChange, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Yuksek, Hervé, Sinden, Rusko, Brain Kennedy, DJ Gant-Man
Singles from Ultraviolet
  1. "Control"
    Released: 2007
  2. "Pro Nails"
    Released: October 17, 2007
  3. "Get Fresh"
    Released: 2009
  4. "Right Hand Hi"
    Released: July 16, 2009
  5. "Daydreaming"
    Released: April 16, 2010
  6. "Big N Bad"
    Released: July 25, 2010[2]

Ultraviolet is the debut studio album by American rapper and singer Kid Sister, released on November 17, 2009 by Universal Republic Records. It was initially to be titled Dream Date but was changed during the recording process, along with the removal of three tracks and addition of five new ones. DJ A-Trak serves as the executive producer and the album includes production by XXXChange, Sinden, DJ Gant-Man, Hervé, Yuksek, and others.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusicfavorable[3]
The A.V. ClubB+[4]
The Guardian4/5 stars[5]
Los Angeles Times3.5/4 stars[6]
The New York Timesmixed[7]
Pitchfork Media4.4/10[8]
PopMatters5/10[9]
Spin8/10[10]
The Village Voicefavorable[11]

Ultraviolet received generally favorable reviews from most music critics. The album holds a score of 70 out of 100 on the review aggregator website Metacritic.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Right Hand Hi"M. Young, S. Angello, S. Ingrosso, D. MacklovitchSteve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso3:18
2."Life on TV"M. Young, P. BussonYuksek, A-Trak (add.)3:29
3."Big N Bad"M. Young, J. Harvey, G. Sinden, J. Valerie, V.J. MartinHervé, Sinden (add.)3:00
4."Step" (featuring Estelle)M. Young, E. Swaray, C. Mercer, J. WagnerRusko, A-Trak (add.)3:01
5."Let Me Bang 2009"M. Young, A. Epton, C. Franke, E.W. Froese, J. SchmoellingXXXChange2:54
6."Pro Nails" (featuring Kanye West)M. Young, A. Macklovitch, K. West, P. Houston, J. Houston, P. BeauregardA-Trak3:22
7."Daydreaming"M. Young, M. McHenry, J. Baptiste, A. Whyte, B. Kennedy SealsBrian Kennedy3:01
8."Switch Board" (featuring DJ Gant-Man)M. Young, G. WilsonDJ Gant-Man3:39
9."54321"M. Young, A. EptonXXXChange3:07
10."Get Fresh"M. Young, A. Macklovitch, A. Epton, T. Sontag, F. SenfterA-Trak, XXXChange2:54
11."You Ain't Really Down"E. Matthew, T. LeeA-Trak2:46
12."Control"M. Young, A. EptonXXXChange2:52
Total length:37:28
Sampling credits

Personnel[edit]

  • Producer - Chris "Tek" O'Ryan
  • Executive producer - A-Trak
  • A&R - Fool's Gold, Josh Deutsch, Josh Young, Melisa Young
  • A&R coordination - Julia Wilde
  • A&R administration - Jayne Grodd Bronstein
  • Design and illustration - Dust La Rock
  • Photography - Don Flood
  • Management - Peter Katsis
  • Legal Counsel - Richard Grabel
  • Publicity - Kathryn Frazier, Dana Meyerson
  • Sample Clearance - Debrorah Mannis-Gardner
  • Mastering - Mandy Parnell, Chris Potter

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
US Top Heatseekers[13] 11
US Top Rap Albums[13] 20

References[edit]