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I Gotta Make It

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
While growing up, the only active R&B artist Trey Songz paid any mind to was R. Kelly. The inspirations were few, but this didn't prevent him from being inspired enough to impress Troy Taylor, a producer and multi-instrumentalist who has worked with Boyz II Men, SWV, B2K, and Whitney Houston. Songz was taken under Taylor's wing for a few years, leading up to this debut album, released when the singer was just 20 years old. While Songz is hopefully shaking off his obvious indebtedness to Kelly here a couple clumsy sexual metaphors, some strikingly similar vocal cadences, a few jarring swings from pimping to praying, I Gotta Make It is both very enjoyable and full of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
While growing up, the only active R&B artist Trey Songz paid any mind to was R. Kelly. The inspirations were few, but this didn't prevent him from being inspired enough to impress Troy Taylor, a producer and multi-instrumentalist who has worked with Boyz II Men, SWV, B2K, and Whitney Houston. Songz was taken under Taylor's wing for a few years, leading up to this debut album, released when the singer was just 20 years old. While Songz is hopefully shaking off his obvious indebtedness to Kelly here a couple clumsy sexual metaphors, some strikingly similar vocal cadences, a few jarring swings from pimping to praying, I Gotta Make It is both very enjoyable and full of promise, carrying a fine balance between throwback and modern hip-hop soul. You can always sense that Songz is excited to be making an album; he doesn't even bother to affect a distant sense of cool, unlike so many of his youthful contemporaries, which is a definite asset. He has all the personality and talent necessary to have a long, productive career, which is firmly established with this album. Others obviously believe in his future; he worked with Gerald Levert and Trick Daddy prior to making the album, and Aretha Franklin starts it off with some wisdom.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/26/2005
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678372124
  • Catalog Number: 83721
  • Sales rank: 44,605

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Message from Aretha - Juvenile (0:30)
  2. 2 Gotta Make It (4:03)
  3. 3 Cheat on You (3:45)
  4. 4 Gotta Go (4:07)
  5. 5 Ooo (3:37)
  6. 6 All the Ifs (5:05)
  7. 7 Ur Behind (3:18)
  8. 8 From a Woman's Hand (3:43)
  9. 9 Kinda Lovin (3:39)
  10. 10 Comin' for You (3:54)
  11. 11 Just Wanna Cut (Prelude) (0:46)
  12. 12 Just Wanna Cut (3:57)
  13. 13 In the Middle (3:59)
  14. 14 Make Love Tonight (4:15)
  15. 15 Hatin Love (3:46)
  16. 16 Gotta Go (Reprise) (2:28)
  17. 17 Gotta Make It (6:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Trey Songz Primary Artist, Vocals
Aretha Franklin Vocals
Stuart Johnson Bass
Juvenile Rap
Dave Robbins Keyboards
Troy Taylor Background Vocals, Various
Rick Williams Guitar
Mike Hartnett Guitar
Shawn Harris Background Vocals
Eric Walls Guitar
Hornz Unlimited Horn
Ezekiel Lewis Background Vocals
Fynch MoneyBaggz Background Vocals
Bei Maejor Various
Michael Me Various
Frank Ramonoe Guitar
Steffon "SteffNasty" Reed Keyboards
Kookie Background Vocals, Various
Steffon Reed Various
Technical Credits
DJ Ron G. Producer, Instrumentation
Jean-Marie Horvat Vocal Mixing
Scott Spencer Storch Producer
Troy Taylor Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, Vocal Engineer, Audio Production, Vocal Producer, Instrumentation
Jamie Seyberth Engineer
B.T. Green Composer
Sean Davis Engineer
P. Brown Composer
Mike Caren Engineer, Executive Producer
Warryn Campbell Producer
C. "DJ Smooth" Henderson Composer
C.C. Mitchell Composer
T. Gray Composer
Gregory Gigendad Burke Art Direction
Dana Hammond Producer
James Lopez Marketing Consultant
J.R. Rotem Producer
Ian Suddarth Engineer
BeatBanggahz Producer
Greg "Buggyeye" Desilus Producer
Bei Maejor Producer, Instrumentation
Michael Me Arranger, Producer, Instrumentation
Robert Pozen Engineer
Steffon "SteffNasty" Reed Arranger, Producer, Instrumentation
Kookie Producer, Instrumentation
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mastering
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted January 24, 2011

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    trash music by a trashy talentless insercure fake fraud and hack musician

    this album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a Sexy Album!

    Trey Songz.........the image, the entire package is exactly what I've been thirsting for for a long time! He definately quenches my musical thirst, and I no longer have to listen to my parents Mo-Town collection to get the authentic sound that I've been craving for. Definately a sexy modern album with an old school feel. This album is great to listen to when you just want to un-wind. This one is most definately addictive. I could not stop listening to it! In my thoughts I mused, "Darn I have an hour bellydance routine to get to, but I can't stop listening!" "Dang! I have to do my yoga, but I can't stop listening!" Quite impressive for a break out artist!! i.e. (warning to the church girls) This album is very sexy! lol!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Real Deal

    Hello, First off i would like to say that this is the best cd that i have spent money on in a long time. Trey Songz may be a new artist but he is the real thing! If you are not sure about buying it please do because i can listen to all of the tracks over and over. Anyone can relate to the music and it is really worth it. Please get this cd it really is great! Thanks Amy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVE IT

    THIS CD IS SOMETHING I TRULY LOVE I CAN LISTEN TO IT ALL DAY AND RELATE TO IT I LOVE TREY SONGZ AND I LOVE HIS CD EVEN MORE THIS CD HELOPS ME UNWIND ON A CRAZY DAY I LOVE IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sweet Sounds

    I was looking forward to hearing Trey Songz album.He voice gives off such a smooth sound. He has alot of talent and various music. I wish him the best of luck in his music career.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bangin

    This cd is Bangin i love Trey and if yall aint got this cd then u need to go cop that fa real

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Trey Songz "Gotta Make It"

    "I Gotta Make It" is a CD that takes R&B back to the realness it once has. Each song on this CD exposes the talent Trey Songz has to reach his listeners, writing songs of what he has went through and seen. The vocal and lyrical talents grow greater and greater throughout the CD. There are songs for everything and everyone with moodsetters like "Kinda Love" and "In The Middle" Trey helps the fellas say what they may not know how...and the touching song "From A Woman's Hands" asks the question "why is it hard for dudes to always be around," referring to fathers who chose to leave their family behind. The song speaks for single mothers, espcially those who have to take on the role of raising a "boy into a man" the best way she can. These songs, as well as all the others come together to make "I Gotta Make It" a CLASSIC!!!

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    Posted August 6, 2009

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