Emancipation of Mimi [Platinum Edition]

The Emancipation of Mimi [Platinum Edition]

by Mariah Carey
     
 

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You don't expect to hear a streetwise quip like, "Them chickens is ash and I'm lotion," fall from the well-appointed lips of veteran pop star Mariah Carey, but that's exactly what she belts on the danceable lead single, "It's Like That," from The Emancipation of Mimi. As the title of her eighth studio album indicates, Carey -- called Mimi by her close friends …  See more details below

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You don't expect to hear a streetwise quip like, "Them chickens is ash and I'm lotion," fall from the well-appointed lips of veteran pop star Mariah Carey, but that's exactly what she belts on the danceable lead single, "It's Like That," from The Emancipation of Mimi. As the title of her eighth studio album indicates, Carey -- called Mimi by her close friends -- has unleashed the less P.C. side of her personality. Departing from the ballad-heavy direction of 2002's Charmbracelet, Mimi is closer in sound and mood to 1997's hip-hop- and classic-soul-drenched Butterfly. Although she can't quite reach the pitch-perfect heights she once did, Carey is still a soaring songbird with a signature sound. And to compensate for any weathering of her pristine pipes, she enlists a top-notch team of collaborators. Standouts include the goose bump-inducing, Kanye West–produced "Stay the Night," the Jermaine Dupri–produced doo-wop jam "Shake It Off," and the sparse funk of the Neptunes-helmed and Snoop Dogg–assisted "Say Somethin'." With her next outing, let's hope that the melodrama-prone Carey doesn't disturb the infectious groove she's found here, and that the carefree Mimi is here to stay.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/15/2005
Label:
Island
UPC:
0821838392125
catalogNumber:
000578402

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mariah Carey   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Trey Lorenz   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jermaine Dupri   Vocals
Loris Holland   Keyboards
James Poyser   Keyboards
Joe Romano   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Randy Jackson   Bass
Melonie Daniels   Background Vocals
Pharrell Williams   Vocals
Johnta Austin   Background Vocals
Courtney Bradley   Background Vocals
Jeff Dieterie   Trombone,Bass Trombone
Sherry Tatum   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Mariah Carey   Producer,Executive Producer
Jermaine Dupri   Engineer
Brian Frye   Engineer
James Poyser   Producer
Manuel Seal   Producer
Rodney Jerkins   Producer
Mike Pierce   Engineer
James "Big Jim" Wright   Producer
Brian Garten   Engineer
Kanye West   Producer
John Horesco   Engineer
Bryan-Michael Cox   Producer
Eric Wong   Marketing
Mark Sudack   Executive Producer

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