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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Musiq Soulchild's fourth straight strong showing, Luvanmusiq does not veer from the steadiness of its predecessors. Even though he was involved in a label trade ! with Fabolous, which transplanted him from Def Jam's Def Soul wing to Atlantic, there's no audible evidence of change. He remains, in fact, under the watch of Kevin Liles, the ex-Def Jam executive who initially signed him. The only measurable difference between this and the past albums is its significantly shorter length, which only allows each song to get the attention it deserves. This really benefits Musiq. The customary consistency of his material has been, and will likely continue to be, mistaken for lazy ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Musiq Soulchild's fourth straight strong showing, Luvanmusiq does not veer from the steadiness of its predecessors. Even though he was involved in a label trade ! with Fabolous, which transplanted him from Def Jam's Def Soul wing to Atlantic, there's no audible evidence of change. He remains, in fact, under the watch of Kevin Liles, the ex-Def Jam executive who initially signed him. The only measurable difference between this and the past albums is its significantly shorter length, which only allows each song to get the attention it deserves. This really benefits Musiq. The customary consistency of his material has been, and will likely continue to be, mistaken for lazy sameness, as if he really needs to spice things up with insincere trend-hopping or ill-fitting collaborations with hot MCs. Indeed, Luvanmusiq is just another one of his durable albums that straddles throwback soul and contemporary R&B. With the exception of lead song and lead single "B.U.D.D.Y.," which -- like several early rap tracks and Ini Kamoze's "Here Comes the Hotstepper" -- jacks the rhythm from "Heartbeat," Taana Gardner's early-'80s club classic, nothing is designed to pick the listener up and toss her around the room. Even the remaining uptempo songs have an easygoing disposition. Past collaborators like Ivan "Orthodox" Barrias and Carvin "Ransum" Haggins remain involved, while the Underdogs "Today", Raphael Saadiq "Betterman", and the ever-rising Ne-Yo "Ms. Philadelphia" also contribute in important, if smaller, amounts. Hopefully some of the more "grown R&B" stations will latch onto the slow grooves and ballads here. They're neither raunchy nor drab, and they're nearly a lost art form in 2007.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2007
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678999550
  • Catalog Number: 105404
  • Sales rank: 51,269

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 B.U.D.D.Y. (3:44)
  2. 2 Ms. Philadelphia (3:56)
  3. 3 Teach Me (4:22)
  4. 4 Better Man (4:39)
  5. 5 The Questions (3:10)
  6. 6 Today (4:04)
  7. 7 Make You Happy (3:20)
  8. 8 Ridiculous (3:48)
  9. 9 Millionaire (3:54)
  10. 10 Take You There (4:55)
  11. 11 Lullaby (4:19)
  12. 12 Greatest Love (4:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Musiq (Soulchild) Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Rhythm
Randy Bowland Guitar
Raphael Saadiq Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Eric Dawkins Vocals, Background Vocals
Kelvin Wooten Keyboards
Warryn Campbell Piano, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Curtis "Sauce" Wilson Drums, Keyboards, Rhythm
Ayana Hipps Background Vocals
Harold Lilly Background Vocals
Adam Blackstone Bass
George "Spanky" McCurdy Drums
Dontae Winslow Horn
Robert Ozuna Percussion, scratching, Drums
Theron "Neff U" Feemster Bass, Drums, Keyboards
Miguel Gandelman Horn
Benjamin O'Neil "Benanas" Guitar
Technical Credits
Allan Felder Composer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Marc Gordon Composer
James Grant Composer
Damon Thomas Composer
Corey Williams Composer
Raphael Saadiq Composer, Producer
Earl Guinn Composer
Craig Kallman Contributor
Harvey Mason Jr. Composer
Lyor Cohen Contributor
Kevin Liles Executive Producer, Executive Vice President
Sean Cooper Sound Design
Warryn Campbell Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer, Instrumentation
Curtis "Sauce" Wilson Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
Musiq (Soulchild) Arranger, Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Producer
Kenton Nix Composer
Nick Romei Packaging Manager
John Hanes Digital Editing
Jake & the Phatman Producer
Ivan "Orthodox" Barias Composer, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, Vocal Producer
Carvin "Ransum" Haggins Composer, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, Vocal Producer
Jerome Hipps Executive Producer
Harold Lilly Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer
Michael McArthur Executive Producer
Bruce Buechner Engineer
Greg Gigendad Burke Art Direction
Frank Sutton Engineer
Shaffer Smith Composer
Glenn Standridge Engineer
Robert Ozuna Composer
Julie Greenwald Contributor
Aaron Renner Engineer
Ne-Yo Vocal Producer
Tony Dixon Vocal Producer
Cara Donatto Publicity
Theron "Neff U" Feemster Producer, Instrumentation
Victor Jason Greig Executive Producer
Lab Ratz Producer, Instrumentation
The Underdogs Producer, Instrumentation
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Soul Child

    Now that's deep chocolate soul. Musiq (soulchild) is truly a talent that has slid in under the radar with some of the most soulful albums to come into the 2000s. Stimulating album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Musiq Does It Again

    Wow! Musiq does it again. Delivering a wonderful CD is something Musiq is good at doing. From beginning to end you will enjoy this CD. From love songs to upbeat you will play it over and over. Glad to see him back

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