Ultraviolet (Kid Sister album)

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Ultraviolet
Studio album by Kid Sister
Released November 17, 2009[1]
Recorded 2007-2009
Genre Hip hop, electro, R&B, club
Length 37:28
Label 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 album by Chicago rapper and singer Kid Sister, released on November 17, 2009. 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 A-Trak, XXXChange, Sinden, DJ Gant-Man, Hervé, Yuksek, and others.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (favorable)[3]
The A.V. Club (B+)[4]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[5]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[6]
The New York Times (mixed)[7]
Pitchfork Media (4.4/10)[8]
Popmatters (5/10)[9]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[10]
Spin (8/10)[11]
The Village Voice (favorable)[12]

Ultraviolet received generally favorable reviews from most music critics. The album holds a score of 68 out of 100 on the review aggregator website Metacritic.[13]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Right Hand Hi"   M. Young, S. Angello, S. Ingrosso, D. Macklovitch Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso 3:18
2. "Life on TV"   M. Young, P. Busson Yuksek, A-Trak (add.) 3:29
3. "Big N Bad"   M. Young, J. Harvey, G. Sinden, J. Valerie, V.J. Martin Hervé, Sinden (add.) 3:00
4. "Step" (featuring Estelle) M. Young, E. Swaray, C. Mercer, J. Wagner Rusko, A-Trak (add.) 3:01
5. "Let Me Bang 2009"   M. Young, A. Epton, C. Franke, E.W. Froese, J. Schmoelling XXXChange 2:54
6. "Pro Nails" (featuring Kanye West) M. Young, A. Macklovitch, K. West, P. Houston, J. Houston, P. Beauregard A-Trak 3:22
7. "Daydreaming"   M. Young, M. McHenry, J. Baptiste, A. Whyte, B. Kennedy Seals Brian Kennedy 3:01
8. "Switch Board" (featuring DJ Gant-Man) M. Young, G. Wilson DJ Gant-Man 3:39
9. "54321"   M. Young, A. Epton XXXChange 3:07
10. "Get Fresh"   M. Young, A. Macklovitch, A. Epton, T. Sontag, F. Senfter A-Trak, XXXChange 2:54
11. "You Ain't Really Down"   E. Matthew, T. Lee A-Trak 2:46
12. "Control"   M. Young, A. Epton XXXChange 2:52
Total length:
37:28

Sample credits:

Personnel[edit]

  • 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

Chart performance[edit]

Album charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Top Heatseekers[14] 11
U.S. Top Rap Albums[14] 20

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