It's Already Written

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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: 4/21/2009
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 724347323423
  • Catalog Number: 1509805
  • Sales rank: 350,959

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It's Already Written, Pt. 1 (0:50)
  2. 2 I Like That - Chingy (3:56)
  3. 3 Twizala (Intro) (0:59)
  4. 4 Twizala (3:38)
  5. 5 Ain't Nothing Wrong (4:08)
  6. 6 My Promise - LeToya (3:59)
  7. 7 Keep It on the Low (3:59)
  8. 8 What You Say (4:16)
  9. 9 Love You Down (4:28)
  10. 10 Allright (4:27)
  11. 11 Bye Bye Love (3:37)
  12. 12 Didn't Give a Damn (Interlude) (0:58)
  13. 13 Didn't Give a Damn (4:21)
  14. 14 She Is (3:34)
  15. 15 It's Already Written, Pt. 2 (Thunder) (3:41)
  16. 16 I Like That - Chingy
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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 Jr. Composer
Andrew Rowe Executive Producer
A. Lee Composer
Kevin Hicks Producer
N. Hale Composer
Jeff Gregory Digital Editing
Roy "Royalty" Hamilton Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
The 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
The Underdogs Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It Is already written!! That's whats up

    the album is off the hook I like it a lot you just have to sit down and listen to it because it relaxes you and gives you a very good feeling.when I am stressed out I will listen to that cd to calm my nurves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's Wonderfully Written!!

    Houston really has a great CD of tight jams for a male R&B/Hip-Hop artist. To me, it's better than Usher's "Confessions" CD. This is the CD to check out for real music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    First report

    Hot record, its time for the west coast to get back on the grind and this cat look like he's one to start it up for us. Good job Houston.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Holdin it down for the West Coast

    I love this CD FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.IF YOUR LOOKING FOR SOME HOT TRACKS GO GET THIS CD.

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