Phenomenon [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Mr. Smith was the third comeback for LL Cool J, the third time he returned to commercial and creative strengths after being written off by many critics and fans. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that its follow-up, Phenomenon, finds LL coasting -- after all, after his two previous comeback albums, he allowed himself to slacken the pace a little bit and ride on his credentials. Fortunately, Phenomenon isn't nearly as weak as 14 Shots to the Dome or Bigger and Deffer, but it simply doesn't have the power of masterpieces like Radio and Mama Said Knock You Out. Essentially, it's a retread of Mr. Smith, offering the same laid-back soul jams and rolling party beats....
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Mr. Smith was the third comeback for LL Cool J, the third time he returned to commercial and creative strengths after being written off by many critics and fans. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that its follow-up, Phenomenon, finds LL coasting -- after all, after his two previous comeback albums, he allowed himself to slacken the pace a little bit and ride on his credentials. Fortunately, Phenomenon isn't nearly as weak as 14 Shots to the Dome or Bigger and Deffer, but it simply doesn't have the power of masterpieces like Radio and Mama Said Knock You Out. Essentially, it's a retread of Mr. Smith, offering the same laid-back soul jams and rolling party beats. There's a couple of killer singles, a few dogs, and a lot of filler -- more so than on Mr. Smith, in fact. Still, Phenomenon sounds good when it's playing, and even if it doesn't leave a lasting impression, it's a solid, professional effort that illustrates why LL is still in the game, 12 years after his first record. [Phenomenon was released in an edited version with all of the profanity removed.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/1997
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 731453638327
  • Catalog Number: 536383

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Phenomenon (3:01)
  2. 2 Candy (4:33)
  3. 3 Starsky and Hutch (4:03)
  4. 4 Another Dollar (3:48)
  5. 5 Nobody Can Freak You (3:23)
  6. 6 Hot, Hot, Hot (3:58)
  7. 7 4, 3, 2, 1 - Canibus (4:16)
  8. 8 Wanna Get Paid - The Lost Boyz (4:11)
  9. 9 Father (4:44)
  10. 10 Don't Be Late, Don't Come Too Soon - Tamia (6:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
LL Cool J Primary Artist, Vocals
Keith Sweat Track Performer
Ralph Tresvant Track Performer
Redman Track Performer
Dave Foreman Guitar
Kem Brantley Bass
Busta Rhymes Track Performer
Leshaun Track Performer
Erick Sermon Bass, Drums, Keyboards
Method Man Track Performer
DJ Scratch scratching
The Lost Boyz Track Performer
Kenny Greene Background Vocals
Ricky Bell Track Performer
L.E.S. Multi Instruments
Myron McKinley fender rhodes
LeShaun Williams Background Vocals
Shantel Jones Background Vocals
Stevie J. Jordan Overdubs
James "Jamie" Gamble Drums
Technical Credits
Bob Brown Engineer
Francis Buckley Engineer
Sean "Puffy" Combs Producer, Executive Producer
Gerard Hariston Engineer
LL Cool J Producer, Executive Producer
Gregg Mann Engineer
Michael Patterson Engineer
Joe Pirrera Engineer
Erick Sermon Producer, Bass Programming
Richard Travali Engineer
Tina Weymouth Composer
Ken "Duro" Ifill Engineer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Prestige Producer
Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie Producer
Bryan Carrigan Engineer
Lane Craven Engineer
L.E.S. Producer
Poke & Tone Producer, drum programming
James Saez Engineer
Steve Stoute Producer
Ted Wohlsen Engineer
Terri Wong Engineer
Trackmasters Producer
Gregar Mann Engineer
Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence Producer
Stevie J. Jordan Producer
Chris Hafer Engineer
LaTrice Shaw Producer
Daven "Prestige" Vanderpool Producer
Dent for Sale Programming
Kurt Gowdy Producer, drum programming
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