Whenever an album is titled Naked, the odds are pretty strong that it's the second or third release from a young solo artist who wants to get personal: "I wanted to give my fans a more intimate look at who I am"; "I called this album Naked because I'm not ashamed of my emotions"; "I just went through a lot of drama, and I'm an adult now, so these songs are very deep as a result." In Marques Houston's case -- a solo artist with a debut behind him -- the odds are pretty strong that he means "naked" in the physical sense, not the emotional sense. Naked is no deeper than 2003's MH, which most of his fans will find perfectly acceptable. It offers a similar mix of earnest slow jams and sexually frank club tracks. The best moments involve adequate production facsimiles of Just Blaze ("12 O'Clock"'s marching band punch), Kanye West (the blissful "All Because of You," laced with a smart Whispers sample), and the Neptunes ("Something Else," where Houston's falsetto is more Michael Jackson than Pharrell Williams). Another thing that works to Houston's benefit is the shorter running time: Naked's 11 songs are a lot easier to digest than MH's 17, which also means that there's better quality control.
Performance CreditsMarques Houston Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Tank Background Vocals
Adonis Stropshire Background Vocals
Pierre Medor Vocals
Durrell Babbs Background Vocals
Technical CreditsMarques Houston Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Chris Stokes Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Henley Regisford Executive Producer
Dave Russell Engineer
Rufus Blaq Producer
Ketrina Askew Executive Producer
S.K. Russell Composer
Lamonte Lassiter Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Joe Budden Composer
Adonis Stropshire Engineer
Dabling Harward Engineer
Eric Weissman Sample Clearance
Pierre Medor Composer,Vocal Producer
Cory Bold Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Chris "Rawdog" Denson Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Brandon Howard Composer,Producer
Tiger DaBeat Banga Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Chris "Tek" O'Ryan Engineer
Underdogs Producer,Executive Producer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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This is an excellent cdEvery song on here is excellent 4rm start 2 finishNaked & I Like It are 2 of the best songs on hereI recommend that if U need proof that Marques Houston has become a man This all U need
Anything That Marques Does It's Alwayz Hottt! I Brought This CD The First Day It Came Out And It's Not Out Of My CD Player!!!
this cd is off the hook, all the songs are awesome this cd is good to listen to with ure girl, i recomend it to everyone there wasnt a single song on the cd i didnt like make sure u git it
Soft,smooth voice from marques that can get you doing things you never thought you do I highly recommended Naked!!!!!!!!!!!