A Little Deeper

A Little Deeper is the debut studio album by English singer and rapper Ms. Dynamite. It was released on 11 March 2003 by Interscope Records.[2] The album won the Mercury Prize in 2002.[3] As of September 2011, it had sold 495,000 copies in the United Kingdom.[4]

A Little Deeper
Ms Dynamite - A Little Deeper.png
Studio album by
Released11 March 2003 (2003-03-11)
Studio
Genre
Length61:14
LabelInterscope
Producer
Ms. Dynamite chronology
A Little Deeper
(2003)
Judgement Days
(2005)
Singles from A Little Deeper
  1. "It Takes More"
    Released: 20 May 2002
  2. "Dy-Na-Mi-Tee"
    Released: 26 August 2002
  3. "Put Him Out"
    Released: 2 December 2002
Alternative cover
US cover
US cover

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic80/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]
Blender     [6]
Chicago Sun-Times    [7]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[8]
The Guardian     [9]
NME6/10[10]
Q     [11]
Rolling Stone     [12]
SpinB+[13]
The Village VoiceC+[14]

The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[15]

Track listingEdit

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1 "Natural High (Interlude)" Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley, Salaam Remi 0:56
2 "Dy-Na-Mi-Tee" Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley, Lennie Hibbert, Salaam Remi 3:39
3 "Anyway U Want It" (featuring Keon Bryce) Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley, Keon Bryce, Salaam Remi 3:42
4 "Put Him Out" Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley, Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, Henrik Jonback 3:58
5 "Brother" Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley, Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, Henrik Jonback 3:34
6 "It Takes More" (Bloodshy Main Mix) Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley, Michael "Punch" Harper 4:39
7 "Sick 'n' Tired" Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley, Michael "Punch" Harper 3:34
8 "Afraid 2 Fly" Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley, Hernst Bellevue 4:48
9 "Watch Over Them" Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley 1:16
10 "Seed Will Grow" (featuring Kymani Marley) Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley, Salaam Remi, Kymani Marley 3:23
11 "Krazy Krush" Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley, Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, Kingslee Daley 3:44
12 "Now U Want My Love" Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley, Salaam Remi 4:54
13 "Too Experienced" (featuring Barrington Levy) Bob Andy 2:58
14 "Gotta Let U Know" Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley, Salaam Remi 4:09
15 "All I Ever" Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley, Jason Dyer, Salaam Remi, Angela Hunte, Van Gibbs, Eddison Sainsbury 4:31
16 "A Little Deeper"/"Get Up, Stand Up" (Pregap Track) Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley, Salaam Remi 10:25

Track 13 is a bonus track on some editions, and does not appear on the UK edition.

US edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
17 "Danger" 3:14
18 "Ramp (Bonus Track: Get Up, Stand Up!)" 9:58

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[28] Platinum 300,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bush, John. "A Little Deeper – Ms. Dynamite". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  2. ^ "A Little Deeper by Ms. Dynamite". iTunes Store (UK). 10 June 2002. Archived from the original on 13 November 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Ms Dynamite wins Mercury prize". BBC News. 17 September 2002. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Mercury Prize Winners". The Guardian. 3 September 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2012 – via Google Sheets.
  5. ^ "Reviews for A Little Deeper by Ms. Dynamite". Metacritic. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  6. ^ Harrison, Andrew (April 2003). "Ms. Dynamite: A Little Deeper". Blender. No. 15. p. 127. Archived from the original on 30 March 2007. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  7. ^ "Ms. Dynamite, 'A Little Deeper' (Interscope)". Chicago Sun-Times. 13 April 2003. Archived from the original on 20 November 2018. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  8. ^ Browne, David (21 March 2003). "A Little Deeper". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 18 October 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  9. ^ Petridis, Alexis (7 June 2002). "Danger: risk of explosion". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  10. ^ Ward, Christian (7 June 2002). "Ms. Dynamite: A Little Deeper". NME. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Ms. Dynamite: A Little Deeper". Q. p. 139. [T]he ease with which she flows from R&B to garage and even reggae can't fail to impress.
  12. ^ Blashill, Pat (3 April 2003). "Ms. Dynamite: A Little Deeper". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 13 October 2008. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  13. ^ Caramanica, Jon (May 2003). "Ms. Dynamite: A Little Deeper". Spin. Vol. 19 no. 5. p. 110. Retrieved 30 June 2017 – via Google Books.
  14. ^ Christgau, Robert (28 October 2003). "Consumer Guide: Rousing Constituencies". The Village Voice. New York. Archived from the original on 10 March 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  15. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2.
  16. ^ "Ms. Dynamite – A Little Deeper" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Ms. Dynamite – A Little Deeper" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  18. ^ "Lescharts.com – Ms. Dynamite – A Little Deeper". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Ms. Dynamite – A Little Deeper". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  21. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  22. ^ "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  23. ^ "Ms Dynamite Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  24. ^ "Ms Dynamite Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  25. ^ "Ms Dynamite Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  26. ^ "UK Year-End Charts 2002" (PDF). ChartsPlus. p. 3. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  27. ^ "UK Year-End Charts 2003" (PDF). ChartsPlus. p. 4. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  28. ^ "British album certifications – Ms Dynamite – A Little Deeper". British Phonographic Industry. 6 December 2002. Retrieved 24 April 2018. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type A Little Deeper in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.