Baby Boy

Baby Boy

     
 

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The rap songs from the Baby Boy soundtrack will no doubt garner the most attention, but for the most part, the numerous contemporary urban soul songs are what make this such a great album. Laid-back slow jams by D'Angelo, the Transitions, Raphael Saadiq, Felicia Adams, and a

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The rap songs from the Baby Boy soundtrack will no doubt garner the most attention, but for the most part, the numerous contemporary urban soul songs are what make this such a great album. Laid-back slow jams by D'Angelo, the Transitions, Raphael Saadiq, Felicia Adams, and a Anthony Hamilton/Macy Gray duet are all wonderful, lulling songs filling in the album's gaps. Furthermore, two classics -- Bootsy Collins' "I'd Rather Be With You" and Marvin Gaye's "Just to Keep You Satisfied" -- are welcome additions. Yet as commendable as these numerous soul songs may be for their mood-inducing effects, it's hard to miss the few big-time rap songs functioning as the soundtrack's selling points. In particular, "Just a Baby Boy" -- featuring Snoop Dogg, Tyrese, and Mr. Tan over a Battlecat production -- is yet another of Snoop's forays into R&B territory, with Mr. Tan doing the crooning; the one-time Doggfather seems to have found a new, more dynamic songwriting formula that makes his '90s work seem formative in comparison. Besides the Snoop track, Three 6 Mafia and La Chat's "Baby Mama" is essentially a rewrite of Project Pat's "Chicken Head," a sort of ghetto "Mrs. Jackson" that is a trademark Juicy J/DJ Paul production; BG's "Thatshowegetdown" also stands out, featuring a welcome new sound for Cash Money producer Mannie Fresh; and then there are two more Battlecat productions featuring tha Eastsidaz and Lost Angels, which are both fairly forgettable. It must be stressed again, though, that the numerous slow jams make this album such a success. Sure, the rap artists have the name recognition, but the contemporary urban soul artists are just as talented, as they prove here, even if they're names aren't as familiar. If you can appreciate rap as well as contemporary urban soul, this soundtrack should be a feast for you with its dynamic mix, alternating between interludes of film dialogue, big rap songs, and some smoking slow jams.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/19/2001
Label:
Fontana Universal
UPC:
0044001427626
catalogNumber:
014276

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marvin Gaye   Track Performer
Lost Angels   Track Performer
Snoop Dogg   Track Performer
Bootsy Collins   Track Performer
D'Angelo   Vocals
Dave Hollister   Background Vocals
Jeff Mironov   Guitar
Andre Wilson   Background Vocals
B.G. Knocc out & Dresta   Track Performer
Mark Sparks   Drums
Raphael Saadiq   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Anthony Hamilton   Background Vocals
Chris Liggio   Percussion,Keyboards
Felicia Adams   Background Vocals
Tyrese   Track Performer
Macy Gray   Background Vocals
Battlecat   Drums,Keyboards
Tha Eastsidaz   Track Performer
Gwenita Jackson   Background Vocals
La' Chat   Track Performer
Transitions   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Ronald Bell   Composer
Robert "Kool" Bell   Composer
Bootsy Collins   Composer
Jeff Chestek   Engineer
Ray Chew   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
George Clinton   Composer
Gary "Mudbone" Cooper   Composer
D'Angelo   Arranger,Producer
Russell Elevado   Engineer
Mannie Fresh   Producer,Engineer
Ed King   Engineer
Julian McBrowne   Engineer
James Poyser   Producer
Tony Prendatt   Producer,Engineer
Ray Seay   Engineer
Charles Smith   Composer
Dennis "D.T." Thomas   Composer
Mark Sparks   Producer
Raphael Saadiq   Producer
Ricky West   Composer
Eloise Bryan   Administration
Sandy Brummels   Art Direction
Boogie Jake   drum programming
Pilar McCurry   Executive Producer
Chris Liggio   Programming,Producer,String Arrangements
Daniel Romero   Engineer
Battlecat   Programming,Producer
John Singleton   Executive Producer
Vikter Duplaix   Engineer
Ai Fujisaki   Engineer
George Brown   Composer

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