Yours, Mine and the Truth

Yours, Mine and the Truth

by Sterling Simms
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Yours, Mine and the Truth

After getting his name out with an appearance on Jay-Z's Kingdom Come album and as a member of the Knightwritaz -- the production team featuring Mario plus Marsha Ambrosius from Floetry -- singer/songwriter Sterling Simms launches his solo career with the uneven Yours, Mine and the Truth. The album starts on a high note with "All I Need" -- featuring Jadakiss and a borrowed bit of LL Cool J's "I Need Love" -- and when the cliché-filled "Playa" rolls around, Simms' convincing, almost Usher delivery overcomes the song's shortcomings. The problem lies with tracks like the completely irresponsible "DUI (80 on the Freeway)," which tries to seduce the ladies with a story of outrunning the cops just to get the panties. It plays out like a Dave Chappelle skit, as does the R. Kelly-ish "Boom Boom Room," which is coated in synthetic strings and sexual grunts. Saving the day are three believable closing tracks, including the layered Knightwritaz creation "Sex in the City" plus "She Should Be Thanking You," where the singer lets his Sam Cooke influence loose for a gripping performance. It doesn't wipe away a horrible decision like "DUI," but at least it places Simms' debut in the general vicinity of "promising."

Product Details

Release Date: 12/21/2008
Label: Def Jam
UPC: 0602517138254
catalogNumber: 000828102

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sterling Simms   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Ted Bishop   Drums,Keyboards
Greg Charley   Guitar
Rebecca Harris   Violin
Adonis Stropshire   Background Vocals
Adonis   Background Vocals
Brandee Baker   Vocals
Kenneth Charles Coby   Background Vocals
Ruben A. Harris   Cello
Rebekah Harris   Violin
Greg "G-Mac" Charley   Guitar
Teddy Bishop   Drums,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Oak   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Ted Bishop   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Greg Charley   Producer
George Robinson   Executive Producer
Kuk Harrell   Audio Production,Vocal Producer,Vocal Recording
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Steve Ettinger   Composer
R. Jones   Composer
Marsha Ambrosius   Composer
Adonis Stropshire   Composer,Audio Production
Pierre Medor   Engineer
DeMonica Plummer   Sample Clearance
Andre Dandridge   Engineer
Johnnie "Smurf" Smith   Producer,Audio Production,Instrumentation
Demetrius Spencer   Executive Producer
Teddy Alexander Bishop   Composer
Adonis   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Producer
The-Dream   Composer,Audio Production
Kelly "Becky 4 Real" Sheehan   Engineer
Kenneth Charles Coby   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production,Vocal Producer
Robert H. Keetch   Executive Producer
S. Tyner   Composer
Robert "Erob" Jones   Audio Production
D. Pierce   Composer
P. Medor   Composer
N. Henderson   Composer
K. Harper   Composer
S. Simms   Composer
C. Maduakor   Composer
Greg "G-Mac" Charley   Composer,Audio Production
K. Coby   Composer
S. Garrett   Composer
D. Simon   Composer
J. Smith   Composer
B. Wilson   Composer
N. Pilate   Composer
S. Joseph   Composer
W. Felder   Composer
F. Pilate   Composer
B. Ervin   Composer
Teddy Bishop   Composer,Audio Production
Brian "B-Luv" Thomas   Engineer
Chris "Tek" O'Ryan   Engineer
Andrew "Pop" Wansel   Composer,Producer,Audio Production

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Yours, Mine and the Truth 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
vandell1 More than 1 year ago
This is album is off the chain. I cant take this cd out of my cd player.