Mr. Smith [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
On the strength of the slow-burning Boyz II Men duet "Hey Lover," LL Cool J returned to the top of the charts with Mr. Smith, meaning the album is somewhat of a comeback for the veteran rapper. LL Cool J's skills had never deserted him, but his previous album, 14 Shots to the Dome, was an exercise in hardcore that only worked in fits and spurts. There are a couple of hard moments on Mr. Smith, but the album is at its most successful when he concentrates on his seductive, romantic side. LL has gotten a bit dirtier since the teenage days of "I Need Love," but he never steps over into the explicit, lewd come-ons of R. Kelly, preferring to suggest everything with a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
On the strength of the slow-burning Boyz II Men duet "Hey Lover," LL Cool J returned to the top of the charts with Mr. Smith, meaning the album is somewhat of a comeback for the veteran rapper. LL Cool J's skills had never deserted him, but his previous album, 14 Shots to the Dome, was an exercise in hardcore that only worked in fits and spurts. There are a couple of hard moments on Mr. Smith, but the album is at its most successful when he concentrates on his seductive, romantic side. LL has gotten a bit dirtier since the teenage days of "I Need Love," but he never steps over into the explicit, lewd come-ons of R. Kelly, preferring to suggest everything with a series of double entendres, metaphors, and analogies. Mr. Smith isn't a perfect record -- there are too many slack moments for it to qualify as one of his best -- but it proves that LL Cool J remained vital a decade after his debut.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/1995
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 731452384546
  • Catalog Number: 523845

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Intro (Skit) (1:33)
  2. 2 Make It Hot (4:31)
  3. 3 Hip Hop (5:00)
  4. 4 Hey Lover (4:44)
  5. 5 Doin It (4:53)
  6. 6 Life As... (2:44)
  7. 7 I Shot Ya (3:51)
  8. 8 Mr. Smith (3:59)
  9. 9 No Airplay (5:43)
  10. 10 Loungin (4:12)
  11. 11 Hollis to Hollywood (3:58)
  12. 12 God Bless (3:47)
  13. 13 Get Da Drop on 'Em (3:57)
  14. 14 Prelude (Skit) (0:30)
  15. 15 I Shot Ya (5:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
LL Cool J Primary Artist, Vocals
Boyz II Men Vocals, Track Performer
The Emotions Vocals
Grace Jones Vocals
Foxy Brown Vocals
Isaac Hayes Vocals
Leshaun Vocals
Monica Vocals
Rashad Smith Multi Instruments
Technical Credits
Easy Mo Bee Producer
Chyskillz Producer
Chad "Dr. Seuss" Elliott Producer
Rich July Engineer
George Karras Engineer
Jean-Claude Oliver Producer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Rashad Smith Producer
Chauncey Mahan Engineer
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