It's Already Written

It's Already Written

by Houston
     
 

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R&B singers with big career kickoff singles never seem to get the opportunity to release defining debuts, do they? True singles -- the kind you can pop down to the store and buy -- have been unavailable or hard as heck to find for quite a while, so how's a record company going to make the money? Besides selling the track to Coke or McDonalds (See more details below

Overview

R&B singers with big career kickoff singles never seem to get the opportunity to release defining debuts, do they? True singles -- the kind you can pop down to the store and buy -- have been unavailable or hard as heck to find for quite a while, so how's a record company going to make the money? Besides selling the track to Coke or McDonalds (Houston's "I Like That" is working television ad wonders for the latter), there's only the touring gamble and the rushing-the-album-out option. It's doubtful that the title is intentionally ironic, but with the usual combination of slow jams, interludes, and club tracks, It's Already Written does sound like it could have been written for anybody. Luckily, Houston's R. Kelly-esque croon is strong, his swagger is convincing, and his delivery is right on. He's reserved on pillow talk tracks like "My Promise," while club numbers like the dancehall-flavored "Keep It on the Low" find him lyrically bouncing on the notes. "I Like That" could be a cousin to Usher's sparkling "Yeah," and the man has the confidence to cover Ready for the World's "Love You Down" and add his own spin to it. Houston's been handed a better set of songs than most record-label-rushed crooners get, but after 15 tracks you can't say you know him. A little more personality next time would be beneficial, but for now Houston's just a great singer with a killer single and a handful of decent tracks. Sounds like a good deal, but Houston's emotional range suggests his career-defining moment is going to come when his handlers get deep.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/21/2009
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0724347323423
catalogNumber:
1509805
Rank:
366986

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Houston   Primary Artist
Mischke   Background Vocals
Eric Dawkins   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Nate Dogg   Background Vocals
Eric D. Jackson   Guitar
Roy "Royalty" Hamilton   Background Vocals
Brittney Dewberry   Background Vocals
Myah Dillard   Background Vocals
Bill Hornibrook   Guitar
Tommy Lumpkins   Keyboards
Houston Summers   Background Vocals
Who Boogie   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Paul Burton   Producer
Kyle Hudnall   Composer
Mischke   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Michael Angelo Saulsberry   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Soulshock   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Karlin   Arranger,Producer
Damon Thomas   Composer
Eric Dawkins   Composer
Ralph Stacy   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Jazze Pha   Producer
Andrew M. Shack   Executive Producer
Dave Russell   Engineer
Dennis Bettis   Composer
Harvey Mason   Composer
Andrew Rowe   Executive Producer
A. Lee   Composer
Kevin Hicks   Producer
N. Hale   Composer
Jeff Gregory   Digital Editing
Roy "Royalty" Hamilton   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Trak Starz   Producer,Engineer
Nate Butler   Composer
Alex Cantrall   Composer
Antonio Dixon   Composer
Blaze DaTrack   Producer
Ben Daka   Producer
Dabling "Hobby Boy" Haward   Engineer
Dan Naim   Engineer
Steve Prudholme   Composer
Houston Summers   Composer
Underdogs   Producer

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