Aijuswanaseing [Bonus CD]

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All Music Guide - Kerry L. Smith
With his 2000 debut album, Aijuswanaseing (I Just Want to Sing), Musiq Soulchild is sure to make an indelible mark on the R&B soundscape. Aijuswanaseing is a remarkable collection of songs that successfully showcases Soulchild's vocal talent and versatility as he crisscrosses the analogous styles of R&B, soul, and rap. On the up-tempo track "Girl Next Door," the singer demonstrates the smooth, rich texture of his voice. "Girl Next Door" is a romantic exchange that features the vocal prowess of Ayana of the duo Aaries. Tracks like the confident and playful "Just Friends" and the indelibly funky "My Girl" pick up the pace of the album, suggesting the possibility ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kerry L. Smith
With his 2000 debut album, Aijuswanaseing (I Just Want to Sing), Musiq Soulchild is sure to make an indelible mark on the R&B soundscape. Aijuswanaseing is a remarkable collection of songs that successfully showcases Soulchild's vocal talent and versatility as he crisscrosses the analogous styles of R&B, soul, and rap. On the up-tempo track "Girl Next Door," the singer demonstrates the smooth, rich texture of his voice. "Girl Next Door" is a romantic exchange that features the vocal prowess of Ayana of the duo Aaries. Tracks like the confident and playful "Just Friends" and the indelibly funky "My Girl" pick up the pace of the album, suggesting the possibility for future dancefloor remixes. The somber, soul-searching track "Mary Go Round" and the earnest sentiments on "Love" display Musiq's mellow, sincere side. The slow-paced wonder quality of "143" echoes a snippet of the style of fellow soul sista Erykah Badu (not a surprise since Musiq lists her high on his list of influences). There is also an apparent hint of the likes of Soulchild's idol Stevie Wonder in the rhythmic finger-snapping beat and experimental vocal riffs on "143," serving as evidence that Soulchild's voice is strong enough to stand on its own. The album is a casual yet valiant excursion that mirrors the many faces of a model swooner: a calm, cool, and collected attitude, mixed with a light sense of humor and a healthy serving of poise, swank, and sensitivity. Aijuswanaseing paints an aural portrait of this model combination which is best brought to life on the slyly flirtatious "Just Friends (Sunny)," which is featured on the Nutty Professor II soundtrack (Universal, 2000). Aijuswanaseing is the perfect backdrop for an intimate candlelit evening or just a casual stroll on a sunny afternoon. [The "Special Edition," released in 2008, added several bonus cuts.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/2008
  • Label: Def Soul Classics
  • UPC: 602517464865
  • Catalog Number: 000991902
  • Sales rank: 138,474

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Scratch Interlude (0:46)
  2. 2 Girl Next Door - Ayana (4:46)
  3. 3 You and Me (4:20)
  4. 4 Just Friends (Sunny) (4:11)
  5. 5 Mary Go Round (3:41)
  6. 6 143 (4:57)
  7. 7 Love (5:04)
  8. 8 My Girl (3:20)
  9. 9 Musiq Soulchild (Interlude) (1:25)
  10. 10 Seventeen (3:22)
  11. 11 L' Is Gone (3:20)
  12. 12 Speechless (3:23)
  13. 13 Poparatzo (3:57)
  14. 14 Settle for My Love (Intermission) (5:40)
  15. 15 You're Alright (7:00)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Just Friends (Sunny) (8:35)
  2. 2 Just Friends (Sunny) (5:36)
  3. 3 Just Friends (Sunny) (4:11)
  4. 4 Just Friends (Sunny) (7:27)
  5. 5 Love (5:07)
  6. 6 Aimewitue (5:12)
  7. 7 The Ingredients of Love (3:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Musiq (Soulchild) Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Pino Palladino Bass
James Poyser Organ, Keyboards, Wurlitzer
Leonard Hubbard Bass
Gene Perez Electric Bass
Andre Harris Strings, Keyboards, Musician
Eric Roberson Background Vocals
Isaac Phillips Guitar
Vidal Davis Keyboards
Osunlade Bass, Drums, fender rhodes
Junius Bervine Keyboards
Eric Tribbett Drums
Selan Lerner Keyboards
Ben Kenney Electric Bass
Pete Kuzma Keyboards
Mike Ciro Guitar, Talk Box
Technical Credits
Louis Alfred III Engineer
Dave Darlington Engineer
Ed King Producer, Engineer, drum programming
James Poyser Producer
Jon Smeltz Engineer
Angie Stone Vocal Arrangements
Serban Ghenea Engineer
Ellen Fitton Mastering
Andre Harris Producer
Eric Roberson Vocal Arrangements
Kevin Liles Executive Producer, Management
Keith Pelzer Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements
Jill Scott Vocal Arrangements
Musiq (Soulchild) Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Vikter Duplaix Producer, drum programming
Osunlade Composer, Producer
E. Smoove Producer, Remixing
Ivan "Orthodox" Barias Producer, Engineer
Junius Bervine Producer
Akisia Grigsby Art Direction
Carvin "Ransum" Haggins Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements
Jerome Hipps Executive Producer
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