Point of No Return [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
"I'll Be Around," from Ludacris' second Disturbing tha Peace compilation, showcased Shareefa as a scrappy, rough-and-tumble version of Mary J. Blige: "Prissy chicks don't want me in the place," "I might punch a silly chick in the face," etc. One of the highlights from a disc that had two sizable hits, that song -- as well as an appearance on Shawnna's Block Music -- effectively set up Shareefa's first album, also released on Ludacris' Def Jam-affiliated boutique label. DTP has already dubbed Point of No Return a soul classic, and though that's a longshot marketing gimmick to say the least, the album is certainly good enough to ping the radars of open-minded R&B fans ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
"I'll Be Around," from Ludacris' second Disturbing tha Peace compilation, showcased Shareefa as a scrappy, rough-and-tumble version of Mary J. Blige: "Prissy chicks don't want me in the place," "I might punch a silly chick in the face," etc. One of the highlights from a disc that had two sizable hits, that song -- as well as an appearance on Shawnna's Block Music -- effectively set up Shareefa's first album, also released on Ludacris' Def Jam-affiliated boutique label. DTP has already dubbed Point of No Return a soul classic, and though that's a longshot marketing gimmick to say the least, the album is certainly good enough to ping the radars of open-minded R&B fans who might otherwise ignore anything cosigned by a popular rapper. Shareefa's clearly under the influence of Blige, from the balance of laid-back seducers and shirt-clutching dramatics, to the choice of producers -- Chucky Thompson My Life, Mary, No More Drama and Rodney Jerkins Share My World, The Breakthrough combine for eight tracks, and they're both in rare form. Shareefa's a bit rough around the edges; she strains when she reaches all the way back, but she possesses a genuine gutsiness that's in short supply in modern R&B. At a couple points, you might even wince and think she has nothing on Blige, but the woman has a lot of fight and determination, and she's emotive whether her backdrops thump or float. Seven or eight of these songs should never hit anyone's recycle bin. If there's one track that stands above them all, it's the Adida and KQ-produced "Phony," a glistening takedown of a backstabbing and ungrateful friend: "Shoulda left her then, learned my lesson now/Shoulda known your ass was kinda foul/Can't believe my ears, can't believe my eyes/The whole friendship was a goddamn lie."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/2006
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 602517028364
  • Catalog Number: 000723102
  • Sales rank: 159,509

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Start (1:03)
  2. 2 Cry No More (3:28)
  3. 3 U Told Me (4:21)
  4. 4 Need a Boss (3:51)
  5. 5 No One Said Prelude (Skit) (1:08)
  6. 6 No One Said (3:12)
  7. 7 Butterfly (4:09)
  8. 8 How Good Luv Feels (4:23)
  9. 9 Phony (3:59)
  10. 10 Assumptions (3:42)
  11. 11 Hey Babe (Give Me Ya Lovin') (4:21)
  12. 12 Eye Wonder (4:50)
  13. 13 Trippin' (4:18)
  14. 14 Fevah (He Don't Know) (3:45)
  15. 15 The End (2:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shareefa Primary Artist, Vocals
Rich Nice Percussion, Musician
Carl Thompson Musician
Ludacris Rap
Tony Aliperti Bass, Guitar
Bobby V Vocals
Kimberly "Kymistri" Dennard Background Vocals
K'Jon Vocals
Shayshahn MacPherson "Phearnone" Strings
Technical Credits
Rich Nice Arranger, Composer, Director, Programming, Producer, Audio Production
G. Cooper Composer
Jeff Dixon Executive Producer
Ryan Toby Vocal Producer
Rodney Jerkins Producer, Audio Production
B. White Composer
Tony Dawsey Mastering
Kevin Crouse Engineer
Doug Joswick Package Production
Deborah Mannis-Gardner Sample Clearance
Ralph Cacciurri Engineer
Carl Thompson Arranger, Programming, Producer
Tia Johnson Art Direction
Chaka Zulu Executive Producer
Justice League Producer
Morgan Garcia Engineer
Chris Carmouche Engineer
Jaya Adi Da Composer
Ashaunna Ayars Marketing
Portia Kirkland Marketing
Delisha Thomas Composer
John "JFK" Phipps Engineer
R. Toby Composer
Lyani Powers Prop Stylist
Adida Producer, Engineer
KQ Producer
Derrick Lawson Marketing
Skibeatz.com Producer
Patti Webster Publicity
Anesha Birchett Composer
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