Aijuswanaseing [Bonus CD]

Aijuswanaseing [Bonus CD]

by Musiq (Soulchild)
     
 

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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

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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.]

Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/2008
Label:
Def Soul Classics
UPC:
0602517464865
catalogNumber:
000991902

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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   Engineer
Dave Darlington   Engineer
Ed King   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
James Poyser   Producer
Jon Smeltz   Engineer
Angie Stone   Vocal Arrangements
Serban Ghenea   Engineer
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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