Baby Boy [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/2001
  • Label: Fontana Universal
  • UPC: 044001427626
  • Catalog Number: 014276
  • Sales rank: 52,948

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Womb (Intro) (1:15)
  2. 2 Just A Baby Boy - Mr. Tan (3:57)
  3. 3 Just A Man - Devin the Dude (3:59)
  4. 4 Focus (Interlude) - Tyrese Gibson (0:23)
  5. 5 Baby Mama - Chat (4:44)
  6. 6 Talk S*** 2 Ya - Marlon C (4:37)
  7. 7 I'd Rather Be With You - Bootsy Collins (4:57)
  8. 8 You (4:45)
  9. 9 Jody Meets Rodney (Interlude) - Tyrese Gibson (0:30)
  10. 10 Crip Hop - Tha Eastsidaz (5:04)
  11. 11 Thatshowegetdown - Baby (4:17)
  12. 12 Guns and Butter (Interlude) - Ving Rhames (0:30)
  13. 13 We Keep It G - Lost Angels (4:44)
  14. 14 Eat Sleep Think - Connie McKendrick (3:36)
  15. 15 Just to Keep You Satisfied - Marvin Gaye (4:24)
  16. 16 I Hate You (Interlude) - Tyrese Gibson (0:41)
  17. 17 Love and War (5:20)
  18. 18 Straight ******* - Gator (5:00)
  19. 19 Baby Boy (4:30)
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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
The Transitions Track Performer
Technical Credits
Khalis Bayyan 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
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar Mastering
John Singleton Executive Producer
Vikter Duplaix Engineer
Ai Fujisaki Engineer
George Brown Composer
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