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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
In the 21st century, rap and R&B are seriously joined at the hip. Urban contemporary singers go out of their way to feature major rappers, and even the most hardcore MCs employ R&B singers on their recordings. But it wasn't always that way. In the '80s, hip-hop encountered a great deal of resistance in R&B circles, and many hardcore rappers wanted nothing to do with R&B. Father MC did his part to change that. Like Whodini, Salt-N-Pepa, the Fresh Prince, Heavy D, and Young MC before him, Father envisioned a style of hip-hop that was commercial, unthreatening, R&B-drenched, and pop-friendly, but not lightweight or bland; arguably, his new jack ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
In the 21st century, rap and R&B are seriously joined at the hip. Urban contemporary singers go out of their way to feature major rappers, and even the most hardcore MCs employ R&B singers on their recordings. But it wasn't always that way. In the '80s, hip-hop encountered a great deal of resistance in R&B circles, and many hardcore rappers wanted nothing to do with R&B. Father MC did his part to change that. Like Whodini, Salt-N-Pepa, the Fresh Prince, Heavy D, and Young MC before him, Father envisioned a style of hip-hop that was commercial, unthreatening, R&B-drenched, and pop-friendly, but not lightweight or bland; arguably, his new jack swing-minded albums of the early '90s were the rap equivalent of Bobby Brown or Keith Sweat. While Close to You is hardly the work of a hip-hop purist, this 1992 release demonstrates that pop-rap can have integrity. Yes, the CD is full of urban contemporary slickness and romantic themes as opposed to battle rhymes or hard-hitting tales of thug life in the 'hood, but Father's rapping skills are never in doubt; he flows with plenty of confidence, and his East Coast rhyming technique is consistently impressive. Close to You underscores the fact that not all pop-rap is created equal. The rhyming skills of some pop-rappers have been limited at best -- Vanilla Ice immediately comes to mind -- while the more substantial ones Salt-N-Pepa, the Fresh Prince, Heavy D have had no problem getting their flow on. Clearly, Father MC falls into the latter category, and his impact was enormous in the early '90s. Father's 1990 debut, Father's Day, is widely regarded as his most important and essential release, but Close to You was a solid, enjoyable follow-up for the Bronx native.
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  • Release Date: 8/18/1992
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811054229
  • Catalog Number: 10542

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All I Want (4:34)
  2. 2 One Nite Stand (5:28)
  3. 3 Close to You (5:23)
  4. 4 Everything's Gonna Be Alright (3:43)
  5. 5 Do the One, Two (4:45)
  6. 6 Red Lace Lingerie (5:12)
  7. 7 My Body (4:38)
  8. 8 Ladies, I Luv 'em (5:25)
  9. 9 Baby We Can Do It (6:05)
  10. 10 Go Natalie (3:23)
  11. 11 On the Road Again (4:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Father MC Primary Artist
Mary J. Blige Background Vocals
Henry Grate Guitar
L.A. Reid Keyboards, Background Vocals
Terri Robinson Background Vocals
Jeff Sanders Background Vocals
Brenda Reid Background Vocals
Joel "JoJo" Hailey Background Vocals
Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey Background Vocals
Clinton Wikel Background Vocals
Ken Green Background Vocals
Tiffany Wilson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Father MC Executive Producer
Mike Fronda Engineer
André Harrell Executive Producer
Howie Tee Producer
Rod Hui Engineer
Mark Morales Producer, Engineer, drum machine, Vocal Arrangements
L.A. Reid Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements
Vartan Director
Nevelle Hodge Producer
Carol Friedman Art Direction
Diddy Producer
Edward "DJ Eddie F" Ferrell Producer, Engineer
Jack Hersca Engineer
Steve Lucas Executive Producer
Dave Hall Producer, Engineer
Michael Fossenkemper Engineer
Jose Rodriguez Mastering
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