Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Breaking away from Goodie Mob for a major-label solo debut, Cee-Lo follows the curious lead of OutKast, who had recently broken through big-time with Stankonia, and unleashes a willfully weird album that eschews rap clichés in favor of full-fledged songs that are more neo-soul than hip-hop. He'd always been more of a crooner than a rapper, of course, but the tattooed big man really lurches forward with his singing voice here on Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections, crossing Al Green's down-home soul singing with Rick James' freakishness. Touchstones only go so far, however, as Cee-Lo is a free spirit if anything -- he goes out of his way to be himself and only ...
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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Breaking away from Goodie Mob for a major-label solo debut, Cee-Lo follows the curious lead of OutKast, who had recently broken through big-time with Stankonia, and unleashes a willfully weird album that eschews rap clichés in favor of full-fledged songs that are more neo-soul than hip-hop. He'd always been more of a crooner than a rapper, of course, but the tattooed big man really lurches forward with his singing voice here on Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections, crossing Al Green's down-home soul singing with Rick James' freakishness. Touchstones only go so far, however, as Cee-Lo is a free spirit if anything -- he goes out of his way to be himself and only himself here, to the extent that the album's commercial hopes seem questionable at best. That's not to say that Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections is an unsatisfying album per se. It's just that this is an edgy album, one that goes out of its way to challenge your expectations of what a major-label neo-soul? Southern rap? release should sound like. There's nothing prepackaged here, absolutely nothing. The lead single, "Closet Freak," is a good choice, but even that song is pretty far out-there and sounds unlike anything on the charts in 2002 sans OutKast. Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections is ultimately an album for folks who like their music creative, folks who like to hear an artist climb out on a limb and chase his muse, regardless of whether or not the result falls into any clear-cut genre boundaries. It helps, of course, if you like Cee-Lo, because this is undoubtedly his show -- there aren't really any guest star producers, rappers, or singers here, just the big man himself center stage. Kudos to the head of Arista, L.A. Reid, for letting Cee-Lo fly his freak flag with such freedom. It's not often you get a major-label release that's this daring and this colorful, surely not often enough. [Arista released a clean edition for those who prefer to forgo the album's profanity.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/23/2002
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 078221469920
  • Catalog Number: 14699

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bad Mutha (4:03)
  2. 2 Close Encounter (Break) (0:22)
  3. 3 Big Ole Words (Damn) (4:55)
  4. 4 Closet Freak (3:37)
  5. 5 Live (Right Now) (4:04)
  6. 6 El Dorado Sunrise (Super Chicken) (5:31)
  7. 7 A Thug's Concern (Break) (0:07)
  8. 8 One for the Road (5:35)
  9. 9 Let Him Sing If He Wants To (Break) (0:19)
  10. 10 Spend the Night in Your Mind (5:34)
  11. 11 Suga Baby - Backbone (4:20)
  12. 12 Gettin' Grown (4:13)
  13. 13 Bass Head Jazz (3:33)
  14. 14 Microhard - Curt (5:23)
  15. 15 Under Tha Influence (Follow Me) (4:56)
  16. 16 Medieval Times (Great Pretender) (3:42)
  17. 17 Country Love (4:55)
  18. 18 Awful Thing (3:41)
  19. 19 Maintenance Man (Break) (0:13)
  20. 20 Young Man (Sierra's Song) (4:03)
  21. 21 Well Damn, Lo (Break) (0:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cee Lo Green Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor
Mike Berry Trumpet
Carlos Glover Guitar
Joey Huffman Bass, Guitar, Piano
John Popper Harmonica
Jimmy Young Conga
Eddie Wright Guitar
Russell Gunn Trumpet, Horn
Charles Pettaway Organ, Bass
Ken Ford Strings
John Hayes Guitar
Big Gipp Track Performer
Backbone Track Performer
Kebbi Williams Horn, Saxophone
Tim Pitchford Trombone
Kirkland Underwater Vocals
Stephanie Pickett "Ditty" Background Vocals
Voice of Atlanta Choir Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Joey Huffman Engineer
Herb Powers Mastering
L.A. Reid Executive Producer
Jeffrey Schulz Art Direction
Cee Lo Green Producer, Executive Producer
Jason Rome Engineer
Gaelle Adisson Programming, Producer
Eric Stamile Producer
K.C. "Cognac" Morton Associate Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    To all yall wanna be musicians

    SOUTHern hip hop community gets a hero. Preach to me ceelo. If you havent got it yet go get it or your missin out. This is a great artistic achievement, no matter how many people buy it. I hope the radio plays this one in heavy rotation. ''young man'' is a powerful track with the best message for the youth that has come out of any lyrisicts mouth ever. Im not over the top. Ceelo = truth in the purist form.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    CLASSIC!!

    Cee-lo says the things that most rappers today will not say because they are stuck on the ice, cars, and women. This CD is a necessity for the true hip-hop fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    When in doubt ask yourself ''What would Jesus do?''

    This cd satisfied my Cee-Lo cravings!

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