Still Ghetto

Still Ghetto

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by Jaheim
     
 

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Jaheim's considerable vocal talents only increased during the recording of his second album, and a stronger set of songs made Still Ghetto a definite improvement over the debut. As before, it all begins with his voice: a deep, throaty croon that makes him sound at least ten years older than he actually is (basically, about as old as the soul samples dotted

Overview

Jaheim's considerable vocal talents only increased during the recording of his second album, and a stronger set of songs made Still Ghetto a definite improvement over the debut. As before, it all begins with his voice: a deep, throaty croon that makes him sound at least ten years older than he actually is (basically, about as old as the soul samples dotted throughout the record) and marks him as one of the few R&B artists active who can summon the spirit of a Teddy Pendergrass. Better yet, Jaheim takes the loverman persona to another level, devoting more songs here to relationships than love itself; one of the best is "Put That Woman First," his remake of the Stax nugget William Bell's "I Forgot to Be Your Lover," a great performance that's a natural fit with his persona. The single "Fabulous" is simply beautiful, balancing a back-in-the-day feel with self-esteem issues and riding out with a chorus of children's voices. For "Everywhere I Am," Jaheim recorded a postcard to his mother, who died before he gained fame; it's another testament to his power as an artist that Still Ghetto never descends into maudlin sentiments. Just like his soul forefathers, everything about Jaheim is honest and heartfelt.

Editorial Reviews

Vibe - Jason King
Still Ghetto deftly avoids the sophomore-album jinx. Jaheim's voice alone -- enriched by hard living and cigarettes -- is a marvel of paradoxes. It is by turns vicious and cool, astringent and delicate, implacable and vunerable.
Billboard - Gail Mitchell
Reaching back to his ghetto roots, the singer/songwriter discourses about everything from self-esteem and survival to romance and mother love.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/05/2002
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624848127
catalogNumber:
48481
Rank:
22859

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jaheim   Primary Artist
Mary Brown   Background Vocals
Christopher Farr   Saxophone
Cliff Lighty   Background Vocals
Peter Lord   Keyboards
Eric Williams   Background Vocals
Malik Pendleton   Background Vocals
Balewa Muhammad   Background Vocals
Delvis Damon   Background Vocals
Tha Rayne   Background Vocals
Matt Cappy   Trumpet
Eritza Laues   Vocals
Duganz   Track Performer
Gist Kids   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Eddie Berkeley   Producer
Dinky Bingham   Producer
Cliff Lighty   Vocal Coach
Darren Lighty   Producer
Gene McFadden   Composer
Mark Suozzo   String Arrangements
Eric Williams   Producer,Engineer
Robin Hill   Sample Clearance
Malik Pendleton   Producer,Instrumentation
T.O.   Producer
Xtreme   Producer
Kay Gee   Producer,Executive Producer
"You Can Ask" Giz   Producer,Engineer
Wesley Hogges   Producer,Engineer
Eddie F.   Producer
Adam   Engineer
Drummer   Producer
Stacy Gray   grooming
Bruno Sutter   Producer,Engineer

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Still Ghetto 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jaheim is back on the scene with Still Ghetto. I didn't think he could outdo Ghetto Love. But Jaheim did it to me again. I felt the hits immediately as I started to play the cd. #2 Diamond in da Ruff and #5 Put That Woman First are hits just about everyone can relate to. Ooh and let me not forget "Tight Jeans". This song was both cute, funny, and realistic! (a definite success!) Let Jaheim be your slave in "Special Day" while "from sunrise to sunset, you can have it all your way, morning, noon and night." Jaheim shows us he has another side to the Gangsta Image in #12 titled Everywhere. "Everywhere" is a slow song in honor of his mother who passed away. Be careful guys cause this is a "tear jerker" He says "It's killing me softly with every heartbeat to think that you can't see how your sons living.....Hey momma....Is there an address up in heaven? I feel like dropping you this letter but it'll be returned to sender.....Did you see me on Soul Train? Dedicated the whole thing....you were floating on stage with me....It's getting colder every winter, I can't take the heat in summer, can't hardly deal with all this drama.....what's that you saying? Just keep on praying......." He is basically reaching out to his mother saying that he still needs her here with him. There was one other song I would have liked more had it not been for the language in the title, and that song is "7. Me and My B***H "
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is so raw. A must have for all you hard dudes out there who know you sing when you are alone. This album has plenty of joints that a thug can sing to his shorty. They should make a new category in music: R&B Thug... and Jaheim would be the King of R&B Thug.. I know I'm buggin' out, but this cat is real.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is fantastic. Every song should be a single! I can't believe how great Jaheim's voice is. I'm definitely a fan for life!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jaheim, It's beautiful. This man is so amazing. All the songs on this CD were sang so stong and meaningful. Please keep it coming. I am a 37 woman, who's been looking for an artist who can sing and sing about things that are meaningful and straight up. God Bless You Jaheim...:-)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first time to my recollection that I have purchased a cd and enjoyed every track. Usually you buy one and find only one or two good songs. This is hot
Guest More than 1 year ago
For any Woman or Man that has been in a relationship, this is the CD for you. The lyrics take you to the studio with him where he put his heart into every word in sings. He has a way with his voice like no other R&B singer.I feel the sincerity from track to track. I brought the CD April 1st and I swear I can't listen to anything else. His voice just puts me in a state of rememberance. Remembering the good and bad of love and life. Jaheim can really sing about being a good man, and sometimes bad man, the ultimate Son and Family Man, and make you love him all the same. I Wish He Was My Man!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago