Someone to Love You

Someone to Love You

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by Ruff Endz
     
 

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On their sophomore disc, Baltimore duo Ruff Endz (vocalists Davinch and Chi) -- who scored big in 2000 with "No More" -- continue in the thug-crooner tradition of Jodeci's K-Ci and JoJo Hailey. Standout songs include the hit ballad "Someone to Love You" and the Swizz Beatz-style club thumper "If It Wasn't For."  See more details below

Overview

On their sophomore disc, Baltimore duo Ruff Endz (vocalists Davinch and Chi) -- who scored big in 2000 with "No More" -- continue in the thug-crooner tradition of Jodeci's K-Ci and JoJo Hailey. Standout songs include the hit ballad "Someone to Love You" and the Swizz Beatz-style club thumper "If It Wasn't For."

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
By the time that Someone to Love You, the second Ruff Endz album, was released, the title track, its first single, had stalled halfway up the R&B Top 40. That did not seem to bode well for the album, since the still-developing duo remained best known for their 2000 debut single, "No More," rather than their first album, Love Crimes. And that was a shame, because Someone to Love You marked an improvement over its predecessor. Although the disc was typical of contemporary R&B in that it employed numerous writer-musician-producer teams -- no less than 14 names earned the title "producer" in the credits -- group members David "Davinch" Chance and Dante "Chi" Jordan took a greater creative role in the music, and that may have contributed to committed performances on their part. As usual, they led with ballads, their strong suit, beginning with dreamy romantic sentiments that later gave way to more erotic messages ("Shake It") and then outright pleadings for sexual fulfillment, sometimes of an acrobatic nature, such as on "Kamasutra" and "Threesome" (sample lyric: "Slip in the Jacuzzi, and we can make a movie"). Oddly, the album's best ballad, the impassioned "You Mean the World to Me," was buried in 12th place in the sequencing of an album with 14 tracks. Chance and Jordan were somewhat less impressive on the up-tempo numbers, which were less emphasized than on their previous release. On "Would U Leave Me" and "If It Wasn't For...," they investigated that recurrent topic among newly rich hip-hoppers, which can be summed up as, "Baby, do you love me or my money?" Dance tracks like "Don't Stop" could be anemic, but Ruff Endz is really about the loverman ballads, and Someone to Love You contained some excellent ones.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/14/2002
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998569126
catalogNumber:
85691

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ruff Endz   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Kevin Campbell   Acoustic Guitar
Terry Harris   Background Vocals
Night and Day   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Troy Taylor   Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
Rob Day   Guitar
Jerel Allen   Multi Instruments
Troy Oliver   Multi Instruments
C.Carroll Cole   Multi Instruments
Nate Clemons   Multi Instruments

Technical Credits

Gardner Cole   Composer
Big Mike   Programming,Producer,Vocal Producer
Kevin Campbell   Engineer
Charles Farrar   Producer
Terry Harris   Producer
Night and Day   Producer,drum programming
Dan Shea   Programming,Producer
Troy Taylor   Producer,Vocal Producer
Troy Patterson   Executive Producer
Rob Williams   Engineer
Matt Martone   Engineer
Corey Rooney   Programming,Producer
Christian Lantry   Photogram
Jan Fairchild   Engineer
Pete Karam   Engineer
Hernán Santiago   Engineer
Jerel Allen   Programming,Producer
Charmelle Cofield   Vocal Producer
Troy Oliver   Arranger,Producer
Troy Moet   Executive Producer
Tatsuya Sato   Engineer
Ruff Endz   Arranger
José R. Sanchez   Programming
C.Carroll Cole   Producer,Vocal Producer
Nate Clemons   Programming,Producer
Paul Ryser   String Arrangements
Adrian Epps   Engineer
Peter Wade Keusch   Pro-Tools
Sara Syms   Graphic Design

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Someone to Love You 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
(Someone To Love You) that is my jam
Guest More than 1 year ago
I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT THIS IS MY FAVORITE JAM OF 2002!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Someone to love you is a great CD. The guys that make up Ruff Endz really have talent. I have seen them in concert and they are real singers. If you don't have the first CD Love Crimes, you have to go out and get it. What I like the most is that you can listen to Both CD's from beginning to end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
MAN IS IT JAMMING OR WHAT
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hi all men if u like good thing speak up.this guys are great. i would also like great friends to mail me we can become more friends cos of our likes in R"nB black music
Guest More than 1 year ago
This whole cd is like the best CD in the world. I've never even heard of them till my friend was listening to it in the car and i absolutly LOVED it!!!!!! I would definetly recommend that you buy this cd or burn it!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album was just pure brilliance. The ghetto fabulos Joe esk ballads really hit home, I think some of the uptemo tracks where lacking a little! But overall majority of the album it brill. The title track is so beautifl, along with "You", "Bigger" and well every other track on the CD! Buy it if Your into Joe, R.Kelly and Keith Sweat!