The Makings of a Man [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Jaheim switches from Warner Bros. to Atlantic after 2006's number one Ghetto Classics, and it's business as usual for the singer. He continues to surround himself with a complementary roster of fellow songwriters and producers, including associates old (KayGee, Wesley Hogges, Darren Lighty, Eric Williams, Balewa Muhammad) and new (R. Kelly, Babyface, Ivan Barias, Carvin Haggins). Like an overwhelming percentage of Jaheim's first three albums, there's nothing flashy about The Makings of a Man. It's built-to-last R&B with a foot in the past and another in the present, his tough-yet-smooth Teddy Pendergrass-meets-Luther Vandross voice in full effect. Particularly bright ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Jaheim switches from Warner Bros. to Atlantic after 2006's number one Ghetto Classics, and it's business as usual for the singer. He continues to surround himself with a complementary roster of fellow songwriters and producers, including associates old (KayGee, Wesley Hogges, Darren Lighty, Eric Williams, Balewa Muhammad) and new (R. Kelly, Babyface, Ivan Barias, Carvin Haggins). Like an overwhelming percentage of Jaheim's first three albums, there's nothing flashy about The Makings of a Man. It's built-to-last R&B with a foot in the past and another in the present, his tough-yet-smooth Teddy Pendergrass-meets-Luther Vandross voice in full effect. Particularly bright spots include "Hush" (the R. Kelly collaboration, where Jaheim feels conflicted over sleeping with his best friend's woman), the Force M.D.'s-sampling "Have You Ever" (a frank check-yourself number, despite its wistfulness), and pretty much every other track that incorporates a soul classic, whether it's Bobby Womack's "If You Think You're Lonely Now" ("Lonely") or Atlantic Starr's "Let's Get Closer" ("I've Changed," featuring Keyshia Cole). [A clean version of the album was also released.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/18/2007
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678995446
  • Catalog Number: 409532
  • Sales rank: 268,677

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Voice of R&B (2:55)
  2. 2 Hush (3:44)
  3. 3 Have You Ever (3:49)
  4. 4 Lonely (4:44)
  5. 5 Life of a Thug (4:29)
  6. 6 Just Don't Have a Clue (4:07)
  7. 7 She Ain't You (3:23)
  8. 8 Never (4:27)
  9. 9 I've Changed - Keyshia Cole (3:33)
  10. 10 What You Think of That (3:26)
  11. 11 Make a Wish (3:52)
  12. 12 Back Together (4:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jaheim Primary Artist
Cliff Lighty Background Vocals
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Jaheim Hoagland Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead
Rodney East Keyboards
Technical Credits
R. Kelly Arranger, Producer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Leon Huff Composer
Terry Lewis Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Cliff Lighty Arranger, Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Darren Lighty Arranger, Producer
Patrick Moten Composer
Eric Williams Composer, Vocal Producer
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds Arranger, Composer, Producer
Phil Hamilton Programming
Stanley Wallace Engineer
Paul Boutin Engineer
Sandra Sully Composer
Abel Garibaldi Engineer
Balewa Muhammad Composer, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Jaheim Hoagland Arranger, Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Ian Mereness Programming, Engineer
Wesley Hogges Composer, Producer
Rob Herrera Engineer
Ivan "Orthodox" Barias Composer, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Carvin "Ransum" Haggins Producer, Engineer, Vocal Producer
Greg Gigendad Burke Art Direction
Keir Gist Composer
Keyshia Cole Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Daniel Farris Arranger, Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer, Instrumentation
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    not too many cd's out now you can enjoy from 1 til the end this one is the only cd this year that is awesome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    I think this is Jaheim's best work. "Never" the newest wedding track. Life of a Thug is one of my favorite tracks on this cd. Lot's of old school stuff. I can't stop listening to it. His collaboration with Keyshia Cole is really good too. This is a must have.

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