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All Music Guide - John Bush
Boasting the best album-length production of the year, will.i.am's Songs About Girls is a tour de force of next-generation contemporary R&B, all of it devoted to girls -- girls he wants, girls he wants back, girls who are gone, girls he's glad are gone, and, of course, girls trying hard to make a living for their family as strippers. Although the trailer single, "I Got It from My Mama," had threatened to become even more obnoxious and unescapable than Black Eyed Peas' "My Humps" -- replacing Fergie's awkward come-ons with will.i.am's clumsy rapping -- it's the lone note of pandering on this record. (Perhaps another should be guest Snoop Dogg lofting the word "donque" into...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Boasting the best album-length production of the year, will.i.am's Songs About Girls is a tour de force of next-generation contemporary R&B, all of it devoted to girls -- girls he wants, girls he wants back, girls who are gone, girls he's glad are gone, and, of course, girls trying hard to make a living for their family as strippers. Although the trailer single, "I Got It from My Mama," had threatened to become even more obnoxious and unescapable than Black Eyed Peas' "My Humps" -- replacing Fergie's awkward come-ons with will.i.am's clumsy rapping -- it's the lone note of pandering on this record. (Perhaps another should be guest Snoop Dogg lofting the word "donque" into the popular consciousness.) Recorded everywhere from Rio to The Record Plant, Songs About Girls percolates with more innovation, enthusiasm, and excitement than contemporary work by Pharrell, Kanye West, Mark Ronson, or anyone else remotely in the same league. Fortunately, will keeps the anthemic rapping to a minimum, instead sing-speaking or pleading plaintively behind a parade of filters and emoting rather than motivating. Musically, there's all manner of technical wizardry on display, including vocoderized electronics, surprisingly acid-washed synth on "The Donque Song" (how long has it been since Snoop Dogg rapped over a 303, doctored or not), and "Get Your Money," the latter of which may be the classic tale of a stripper with a heart of gold, but, powered by a swing-house M.A.N.D.Y. sample, should provide the requisite credibility to rehabilitate the man who unleashed "humps" on the populace.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/2007
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602517468245
  • Catalog Number: 000996402

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Over (4:00)
  2. 2 Heartbreaker (5:27)
  3. 3 I Got It from My Mama (4:01)
  4. 4 She's a Star (3:47)
  5. 5 Get Your Money (5:24)
  6. 6 The Donque Song (4:29)
  7. 7 Impatient (4:17)
  8. 8 One More Chance (4:24)
  9. 9 Invisible (3:56)
  10. 10 Fantastic (3:25)
  11. 11 Fly Girl (4:46)
  12. 12 Dynamite (Interlude) (1:19)
  13. 13 Ain't It Pretty (4:35)
  14. 14 Make It Funky (3:59)
  15. 15 S.O.S. (Mother Nature) (4:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
will.i.am Primary Artist, Piano, Drums, Keyboards
John Kirby Keyboards
Snoop Dogg Guest Appearance
George Pajon Guitar
Mike Hartnett Bass, Guitar
Jason Perry Keyboards
Chuck Prada Percussion
Dante Santiago Background Vocals
Ray Brady Guitar
Josh Lopez Guitar
Tara Ellis Background Vocals
Keri Hilson Background Vocals
Elvis Williams Piano
Melanie Johnson Background Vocals
Caleb Speir Bass
Simon Battle Background Vocals
Marti G. Background Vocals
Katerina Graham Background Vocals
Polow da Don Keyboards
Keith Harris Drums, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Technical Credits
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Alphonso Mizell Composer
Deke Richards Composer
Calvin Broadus Composer
Jean-Luc Drion Composer
Fernando Garibay Composer, Producer, Audio Production
will.i.am Producer, Engineer, drum programming, Art Direction, Audio Production
George Pajon Composer
Jamal Jones Composer
Jean Baptiste Composer
Tal Herzberg Engineer
Seth Friedman Art Direction
Ethan Willoughby Engineer
Tony Terrebonne Engineer
Palow tha Don Producer
Caleb Speir Composer
Padraic "Padlock" Kerin Engineer
Walter Merziger Composer
Patrick Bodmer Composer
Joshua Singleton Composer
Mike McHenry Composer
Paper-Boy Audio Production
Polow da Don Producer, Audio Production
William Adams Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ahead of his time!

    I believe that people expected superficial, commercial hip hop from this unique individual and were initially disappointed. Will.i.am's first single, "I got it from my momma," is perhaps the most commercial ready song on the album. With that said, the rest of the album is awesome and unexpected, and is something I play from start to finish not skipping one track. As Christian Siriano would say, "Fierce!" Haha...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Will He Is

    How can anyone not like Will-I-Am, he is innovative, unique, and highly talented. You can even call him a pioneer. Hot album.

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    Posted January 8, 2009

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