Director

Director

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by Avant
     
 

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On his fourth album, Avant doggedly continues to do his smooth and relaxed thing and delivers his fourth consecutive decent album. Only a lark hit with maximum rotation on urban radio will propel him to superstar status, but it's not likely at this point. Avant is not a major star -- yet he's a considerable talent who knows exactly what he's best at, where he fits,… See more details below

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On his fourth album, Avant doggedly continues to do his smooth and relaxed thing and delivers his fourth consecutive decent album. Only a lark hit with maximum rotation on urban radio will propel him to superstar status, but it's not likely at this point. Avant is not a major star -- yet he's a considerable talent who knows exactly what he's best at, where he fits, and how to please his fans. Although a number of collaborators (the Underdogs, Jermaine Dupri) and guests (Lil Wayne, Lloyd Banks) are rolled in to add some edge, the material isn't much more flashy than it is on Avant's past albums. More importantly, Avant's new and somewhat surprising help looks a little desperate on paper but is hardly that on record. Those who loved Avant in the past for his slick, romantic, slow-to-midtempo songs (with the occasional dash of raunch) will find plenty to enjoy here. Veteran rapper turned producer Def Jef cooks up the best beat of all with "Exclusive," a tough yet sweet modern-day equivalent of a Reggie Lucas/James Mtume production.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/25/2006
Label:
Geffen Records
UPC:
0602498878668
catalogNumber:
000587502
Rank:
27686

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Avant   Primary Artist
Ron Fair   Organ,Harmonica,Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Steve Huff   Multi Instruments
Craig Love   Guitar
Eric D. Jackson   Guitar
Tal Herzberg   Bass
Bryan-Michael Cox   Multi Instruments
Grecco Buratto   Guitar
Pussycat Dolls   Track Performer
Cori Jacobs   fender rhodes
Julio Miranda   Guitar
Pussycat Dolls Orchestra   Strings
Willie Taylor   Vocals

Technical Credits

Def Jef   Producer
Robert Palmer   drum programming
Sam Dees   Composer
Jermaine Dupri   Composer,Producer
Ron Fair   Producer,String Arrangements,String Conductor
Steve Huff   Composer,Producer,Vocal Producer
Peter Mokran   Remixing
Manuel Seal   Composer,Producer
Rodney Jerkins   Composer,Producer
Damon Thomas   Composer
Craig Love   Composer,Producer
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart   Composer,Producer
Jan Fairchild   Engineer
Harvey Mason   Composer
LaShawn Daniels   Composer,Vocal Producer
Beau Dozier   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Jeffrey Fortson   Composer
John Horesco   Engineer
Jeff Vereb   Engineer,Digital Editing
Avant   Composer
Jerry Woodard   Executive Producer
Tal Herzberg   Producer,Engineer,Digital Editing
Ric Rude   Composer,Producer
J.P. Robinson   Art Direction
Bryan-Michael Cox   Composer,Producer
Adonis Stropshire   Composer
Lloyd Banks   Composer
Dru Castro   Engineer
Jeff Villaneuva   Engineer
Keri Hilson   Composer
Antonio Dixon   Composer,Producer
Makeba Riddick   Composer
Dwayne Carter   Composer
Kendrick Dean   Composer
Julio Miranda   Composer
Kelly "Becky 4 Real" Sheehan   Engineer
"Angry" Mike Eleopoulos   Engineer
Kevin McAvoy   Engineer
Silence   Producer
Cassandra Ware   Marketing
Mark "Exit" Goodchild   Engineer
Teraike "Chris Styles" Crawford   Composer
Willie Taylor   Composer
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner   Mastering
Underdogs   Producer

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