by Marques Houston



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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/24/2005
Label: Umvd Labels
UPC: 0602498819869
catalogNumber: 000469602

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marques Houston   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Tank   Background Vocals
Adonis Stropshire   Background Vocals
Pierre Medor   Vocals
Durrell Babbs   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Marques 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
Tank   Producer
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

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4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
Soft,smooth voice from marques that can get you doing things you never thought you do I highly recommended Naked!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago