The Future

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
New jack swing, a hard-edged, high-tech blend of funk, R&B, and rap/hip-hop, has been milked for all it's worth and run into the ground by Guy's numerous imitators in the late '80s and early- to mid-'90s. But in the hands of its highly influential originators, Guy, it sounds fresh and inspired. Though not as strong as the debut album of 1988, The Future is one of the more appealing -- and certainly more authentic -- examples of "new jack swing." Lead by the ubiquitous producer/songwriter Teddy Riley, the trio brings a definite urgency to grinding, forceful funk like "Teddy's Jam 2" and "Her," and to such slow jams as "Do Me Right" and "Tease Me Tonight" both of which...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
New jack swing, a hard-edged, high-tech blend of funk, R&B, and rap/hip-hop, has been milked for all it's worth and run into the ground by Guy's numerous imitators in the late '80s and early- to mid-'90s. But in the hands of its highly influential originators, Guy, it sounds fresh and inspired. Though not as strong as the debut album of 1988, The Future is one of the more appealing -- and certainly more authentic -- examples of "new jack swing." Lead by the ubiquitous producer/songwriter Teddy Riley, the trio brings a definite urgency to grinding, forceful funk like "Teddy's Jam 2" and "Her," and to such slow jams as "Do Me Right" and "Tease Me Tonight" both of which recall the Gap Band à la "Outstanding". Especially riveting is the all-rap number "Total Control," a brutally honest commentary on exploitation in the music business. It's important to absorb Guy's music and realize that it is proof, against the understandable complaints about the glut of faceless "new jack swing" artists saturating the market, that it wasn't always cheap and formulaic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811011529
  • Catalog Number: 10115
  • Sales rank: 26,476

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Her (3:53)
  2. 2 Wanna Get with U (4:47)
  3. 3 Do Me Right (4:23)
  4. 4 Teddy's Jam 2 (4:19)
  5. 5 Let's Chill (5:23)
  6. 6 Tease Me Tonite (5:08)
  7. 7 Dog Me Out (4:23)
  8. 8 Total Control (3:00)
  9. 9 Gotta Be a Leader (4:28)
  10. 10 The Future (4:12)
  11. 11 Let's Stay Together (4:01)
  12. 12 Long Gone (5:52)
  13. 13 Where Did the Love Go (1:15)
  14. 14 Yearning for Your Love (4:35)
  15. 15 Smile (4:25)
  16. 16 Wanna Get With U (7:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Guy Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Aaron Hall Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Bernard Belle Background Vocals
Mary Brown Background Vocals
Aqil Davidson Background Vocals
Damion Hall Vocals
Tammy Lucas Background Vocals
Marsha McClurkin Background Vocals
Markell Riley Background Vocals
Teddy Riley Vocals
Brandon Mitchell Background Vocals
Daved Winn scratching
Heavy D Rap
Technical Credits
Guy Producer
Aaron Hall Producer
Bernard Belle Producer
Aqil Davidson Producer
Herb Powers Mastering
Markell Riley Producer
Teddy Riley Producer
Brandon Mitchell Producer
Stuart Watson Artwork
Jeanne Bradshaw Art Direction
Dave Way Engineer
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