20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Blackstreet

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Blackstreet

by Blackstreet

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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Blackstreet

Teddy Riley's post-Guy group, Blackstreet, are remembered best for their ballads, but their edition of 20th Century Masters offers plenty of evidence they were great with uptempo tracks well past "No Diggity." Besides that wicked classic, there's the should've-been-bigger "Booti Call" and "Fix," here in its great "Main Mix" with help from Ol' Dirty Bastard. No surprise that the ballads are all killer -- "Joy" especially in its elegant "New Carnegie" mix -- and the collection ends with the deep Sunday morning worship number "The Lord Is Real." That's a great set of music, but what are the compilers suggesting by skipping the Finally and Level II albums? Finally had some great stuff on it and Level II wasn't a total disaster ("Wizzy Wow" as a bonus track -- that would be something!). The collection thinks outside the box for a minute and grabs "Coming Home to You" from the Get On the Bus soundtrack, but the collaboration with Jay-Z, "The City Is Mine," would've been the real track to go for. The collection is hardly the one-stop shop for Blackstreet's career, but their first two albums were their best. If some mixtape DJ bootlegged a mix of the first two albums you'd be lining up at Mom and Pop's record store for the memories. Pretend 20th Century Masters is that mixtape and not the overview it pretends to be and you'll have a great time, absolutely no diggity.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/27/2004
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0602498625163
catalogNumber: 000264102
Rank: 29608

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Blackstreet   Primary Artist
Dr. Dre   Vocals
Karen Anderson   Vocals
Antwone Dickey   Rap
Chauncey Hannibal   Group Member
Dave Hollister   Vocals
Tammy Lucas   Vocals
Mark Middleton   Background Vocals
Teddy Riley   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Eric Williams   Background Vocals
Shaquanna Elam   Vocals
Darryl Adams   Vocals
Shannon Cooper   Vocals
Beverly Crowder   Vocals,Rap
Lamenga Ford   Vocals
ELEN   Vocals
Chauncey "Black" Hannibal   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Jackson   Composer
Leon Sylvers   Composer
Karen Anderson   Composer
George Clinton   Composer
Antwone Dickey   Composer
Chauncey Hannibal   Composer,Producer
Dave Hollister   Composer
Cliff Lighty   Composer
Tammy Lucas   Composer
Mark Middleton   Composer
M. Riley   Composer
Markell Riley   Producer
Teddy Riley   Composer,Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Erick Sermon   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Roger   Composer
Eric Williams   Producer
A. Scott Galloway   Liner Notes
Vartan   Art Direction
Anthony Cutajar   Liner Notes
E. Williams   Composer
Pereira   Tray Photo
Chad Hugo   Composer
R. Harrell   Composer
L. Walters   Composer
Taryn Simon   Cover Photo
K. Anderson   Composer
Roosevelt "Blink" Warrell   Producer
William Stewart   Composer,Producer
Mike Kobal   Inlay Photography

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