Ghetto Love [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
Taking the ghetto balladeer stance that D'Angelo postured on Brown Sugar one step further is roughneck lover man Jaheim. On the soulful first single "Could It Be," Jaheim sounds like the new-school reincarnation of Teddy Pendergrass. At the start of that song, however, the New Jersey native proves that his Tims are firmly planted in the new millennium by gruffly proclaiming, "They gonna smell me on this one nigga." Throughout Ghetto Love, the polished baritone satisfies both hip-hop soul and classic R&B fans by alternating between streetwise songs such as the tasteless "Lil' Nigga Ain't Mine," which deals with a paternity drama tailor-made for Jerry Springer, ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
Taking the ghetto balladeer stance that D'Angelo postured on Brown Sugar one step further is roughneck lover man Jaheim. On the soulful first single "Could It Be," Jaheim sounds like the new-school reincarnation of Teddy Pendergrass. At the start of that song, however, the New Jersey native proves that his Tims are firmly planted in the new millennium by gruffly proclaiming, "They gonna smell me on this one nigga." Throughout Ghetto Love, the polished baritone satisfies both hip-hop soul and classic R&B fans by alternating between streetwise songs such as the tasteless "Lil' Nigga Ain't Mine," which deals with a paternity drama tailor-made for Jerry Springer, and jubilant, mid-tempo grooves such as "Happiness," on which Jaheim proudly boasts about his "ghetto queen." Although he talks tough, this thuggish crooner is really an old softy at heart.
All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
On his debut album Ghetto Love, soulful crooner Jaheim runs the gamut of a wide variety of R&B styles, showcasing himself as a multi-faceted artist. Despite the ghetto posturing, one listen to the album reveals the baritone-voiced singer to have more in common with the likes of Will Downing or even a more street version of Luther Vandross, with song styles reminiscent of Keith Sweat, especially with his ample use of female vocalists. The album is something of a musical journey. It begins with mid- to up-tempo material, from the '70s sounding "Let It Go" complete with a horn section to the album's smoldering first single, "Could It Be," arguably one of the best R&B songs in years. Other breezy tunes follow, such as "Happiness," the jeep-flavored "Lil Nigga Ain't Mine" almost comically tacking an obviously sensitive issue, "Finders Keepers," and "Just In Case," which resonates as a perfect summer jam. The album is unfortunately weighted down by some unremarkable material, but thankfully is salvaged at its close, when Jaheim sings more traditional fare, allowing his gorgeous voice to truly shine. Most memorable among these tunes are "Love Is Still Here," which, unfortunately, is more of an interlude than anything else; "Ready, Willing & Able"; and the church-organ lullaby "For Moms." As a final and remarkable note, Jaheim never stoops to use foul language. The music is just as effective the way it is, without the need to degenerate itself with obscenities. Despite some dull moments, this is a first-rate debut from a very promising artist.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2001
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624745228
  • Catalog Number: 47452
  • Sales rank: 22,141

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro
  2. 2 Du & Jah
  3. 3 Looking For Love
  4. 4 Interlude: Answering Machine
  5. 5 Let It Go - (featuring Castro)
  6. 6 Could It Be
  7. 7 Ghetto Love
  8. 8 Happiness
  9. 9 Interlude: Jah's Seed
  10. 10 Lil' Nigga Ain't Mine - (featuring Castro/Duganz/Precise)
  11. 11 Finders Keepers - (featuring Lil' Mo)
  12. 12 Heaven In My Eyes
  13. 13 Anything - (featuring Next)
  14. 14 Waitin' On You - (featuring Miss Jones)
  15. 15 Remarkable - (featuring Terry Dexter)
  16. 16 Ready, Willing & Able
  17. 17 Love Is Still Here
  18. 18 Forever
  19. 19 For Moms
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jaheim Primary Artist, Vocals
Adam Kudzin Guitar
Cliff Lighty Vocals
Isaac Vere Bass
Precise Rap
Next Vocals
Miss Jones Vocals
Vernell Sales Vocals
Terry Dexter Vocals
Delvis Damon Vocals
Falonte Moore Vocals
Duganz Track Performer
Ian Martin Bass
Technical Credits
Eddie Berkeley Producer
Darren Lighty Producer
Sha-Kim Executive Producer
Eric Williams Producer
Loren Hill Producer
Kevin Veney Producer
Norbert Schultze Composer
Carlton Upton Producer
Kay Gee Producer, Executive Producer
Denise Brown Executive Producer
Wesley Hogges Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a handsome man with a beautiful voice

    WAITING ON YOU is a beautiful song that makes me scream and cry at the same time. This cd has a mixture of fast and slow songs that soothes you in any mood. I love and respect Jaheim for the loving music he makes. For all those who have never heard of him or listened to his music, please go out and get his cd and you will know what i'm talking about..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A voice that make your knees go weak

    The first time I listing to Getto Love I fell in love with Jaheim on th spot he have a beautiful voice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HOT!!HOT!!! BLAZIN!!

    THE CD IS HOT WITH SONGS LIKE ANYTHING, REMARKABLE, THEY ARE SONGS I CAN PLAY OVER AND OVER AGAIN. I CAN'T GET THE CD OUT OF MY CD PLAYER IT'S HOT I CAN'T SAY ANYMORE.GET IT DON'T SLEEP ON JAHEIM. IT'S WORTH IT!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Let's Spread a Little ''Ghetto Love''

    Jaheim Hoagland's debut album entitled ''Ghetto Love'' showcases his talents in singing as well as in songs that express real life situations that he has been through. Whether trying to find that someone special in ''Looking for Love,'' going through some baby mama drama in ''Lil N*gga Ain't Mine,'' or addessing the shallow, materialistic nature of love on his single ''Could it Be,'' he sings from the heart. I have personally been a fan of his music since Nov. 2000 and I really enjoy listening to his voice and the meaning of the songs. So if you haven't heard this young man's album yet then please give it a try. And to all of the current Jaheim fans let's keep supporting this talented artist and his music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    JUST IN CASE

    JUST IN CASE U NEED TO BE SCHOOLED ON JAHEIM...THA DUDE IZ HOTT TA DEF YA HEARD ME. STRONG VOICE CLEAN LYRICS...MUCH TALENT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    1 hot album-recognise

    all songs good,which is rare in music.jaheim is surely talented.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A must get album

    The artist is like a teddy and luther rolled up in one The cd is a must buy! Yeah heard

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tight Album

    This album is staight smooth. The two tightest songs on the album must be could it be and just in case. I advise people to try jaheim because his sound is smooth and tight.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THIS NIGGAS ALBUM IS THE BOMB!4-REAL

    WHEN I FIRST HEARD THE SINGLE ''COULD IT BE'' I WAS LIKE OH THIS IS TIGHT. THEN THE CD CAME OUT AND I BOUGHT IT AND I WAS SHOCKED BECAUSE I ACTUALLY ENJOYED THE WHOLE CD. BUT THIS CD IS MOSTLY DEDICATED TO THE LADIES. JAHEIM COMES OFF WHEN YOU LOOK AT HIM YOU'RE LIKE OH IT'S JUST ANOTHER THUGGED OUT RAPPER, BUT HE COMES OUT JUST BLOWIN' WITH HIS SEXZY VOICE.I WISH MORE NIGGAS WOULD BE LIKE THIS CAT YA' HEARD. BUT LADIES NATION-WIDE COP THIS ALBUM ITS A MUST BUY IT!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Nigga Is Hot Blazing Hot

    Well when i first heard could it be i fell in love with the song and then recently i heard his cd.Oh! This guy is hot i wish some niggas would listen to his cd and be a little more affectiionate to there woman but i could still see jaheim in next 10 yrs still blazing hot.Dame i wish he was single

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HOT!HOT!HOT!

    THIS BROTHER IS SMOOTH WITH SOUNDS OF WILL DOWNING, TEDDY PENDERGRASS AND THE R & B FUNK AND STREET FUNK LIKE CHICO DEBARGE. HE HAS A SEXY SULTRY VOICE AND THE ALBUM IS DEFINITELY WORTH BUYING. FOR THE 1ST TIME IN MY LIFE I HAVE ANXIOUSLY AWAITED AN ARTISTS ALBUM RELEASE BECAUSE OF HIS SINGLE. GO I MEAN RUN OUT AND GET IT!!!!

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