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Nothing But Drama
     

Nothing But Drama

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by Profyle
 

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Unless you were living under a rock during the fall of 2000, you've heard the tongue-wagging singles "Liar" and "Damn" from Profyle's scandalous Nothin' but Drama. Although the Louisiana quartet's debut disc Whispers in the Dark barely made a splash, this time the Boyz II Men-inspired group offer an assortment of mid-tempo

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Unless you were living under a rock during the fall of 2000, you've heard the tongue-wagging singles "Liar" and "Damn" from Profyle's scandalous Nothin' but Drama. Although the Louisiana quartet's debut disc Whispers in the Dark barely made a splash, this time the Boyz II Men-inspired group offer an assortment of mid-tempo tunes that provide an appropriate soundtrack for today's Jerry Springer Show generation. On the hit single "Liar," Profyle claim "the house, the cars, the kids, and the dog" as rightful settlement for being two-timed. And the friction doesn't end there. Like Next's risqué club-thumper "Too Close," "Nasty" delves into the steamy topic of getting up close and personal on the dance floor. Joe lends his production and vocal talents to the smooth marriage proposal "I Do." Even though songs such as "Changes" and "M.A.K.E L.U.V" come off a bit cliché, Nothin' but Drama still stirs up enough, well, drama to prove that Profyle are more than just another one-hit wonder R&B group. Neo Brentacious

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Harking back to the late-'80s new jack swing explosion, Profyle's excellent Nothin' but Drama album brings together sensual soul strings and light funky hip-hop beats in a classic Teddy Riley sense while also featuring the female-wooing, silky smooth vocals of the group's four crooners. In fact, with Riley actually producing two of the album's tracks (including the smash hit "Liar"), this album sounds almost too much like classic Guy or Keith Sweat; it's quite uncanny, as if Nothin' but Drama is, in fact, a remnant from the late-'80s new jack heyday. Most will notice this immediately. But to write this album off as merely derivative is to miss the fact that Profyle is making some heartfelt music, even if it retreads familiar ground. The foursome will probably appeal primarily to young women -- a fan base that most likely will be too young to even know what new jack swing is -- particularly with their sexy looks and posing. So in that sense, Motown Records has put together a wonderful album, pairing Profyle with producers such as Riley and Joe. Similar to how the Backstreet Boys are an uncanny hark back to the New Kids on the Block, it seems that a decade is enough time for a new generation of wistful youths to again soak up such bittersweet music. Still, it's hard to deny the infectious strings of Riley's "Liar," which may be one of his best productions ever. The rest of the album doesn't quite compare to this song, but it comes close at times. If anything though, 14 tracks of sappy romantic purring over candy-coated aural melancholia is a bit too much, without any up-tempo Bobby Brown-style numbers to break things up.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/17/2000
Label:
Universal Mod Afw
UPC:
0601215974423
catalogNumber:
159744
Rank:
124960

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Performance Credits

Profyle   Primary Artist
Kirk Lyons   Bass
Ralph Rolle   Drums
Nunzio Signore   Guitar
Benjamin Love   Keyboards
Mike Phillips   EWI
Vernell Sales   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Greg Charley   Producer,Engineer
Kedar Massenburg   Executive Producer
George Mayers   Engineer
Teddy Riley   Producer,Engineer
Franz Verna   Engineer
Tim Donovan   Engineer
Angelo Quaglia   Engineer
Ken Fambro   Producer
Troy Oliver   Producer,Mixing Advisor
Jeff Vereb   Engineer
Profyle   Producer
Characters   Producer
Andrew Manzano   Engineer
Arnold Wolfe   Engineer
Antonio Mobley   Producer
Roy "Royalty" Hamilton   Producer

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Nothin' But Drama 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this album if i were to rate on vocal talent alone,deserves a (10).however the songs and or the arrangings were ,i think,poor.that first album was tight work to the realist!!!! i look to hear them again.oh my god "DEM BOYS COU SHOW SANG LIKE A McMUFFIN@#@!!!@. NA MEAN!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I agree with Mr. Hard Body, the vocals was great, but the arrangement was off.