Ghetto Classics CD (2006)

Artist: Jaheim

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Jaheim's first two albums, Ghetto Love and Still Ghetto, have been smash hits-each platinum, each Top 5 R&B/Hip-Hop, each Top 10 Pop-and spun off four Top 10 R&B/Top 30 Pop hits. Sexy, soulful R&B with a hardcore hip-hop edge, Jaheim is classic and ghetto. And he proves it again on his first album in three years, Ghetto Classics.


Label Warner/reprise/maverick
SKU 63911233
UPC 093624880226
UPC 14 00093624880226
Format CD
Release Date 2/14/2006
Author Jaheim
Technical Info
Engineer Conrad Golding; Rob Herra; Kam Houff; "You Can Ask" Giz; Wayne Allison
Producer Bernard Belle; Bink!; Scott Spencer Storch; Balewa Muhammad; Wesley Hogges; Terence Abney; Darren Lighty; Eddie F; Eric Williams; Daoud Abubakar Balewa; The Kay-Gees; Bernard Belle; Bink!; Scott Spencer Storch
CatalogID 9362488022
Lable Name Warner Bros.
Released 02/13/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 42m : 59s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00093624880226
Musical Guests
Styles P.
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Jaheim (vocals); Shakira Atily, Eritza Laues (vocals); Jadakiss, Styles P (rap vocals).
Audio Mixers: Kevin "KD" Davis; Kam Houff; "You Can Ask" Giz; Phil Tan.
Recording information: Da Mill, NJ; Hit Factory, Miami, FL; Wisdon Palace, Jersey City, NJ.
Photographer: Kai Regan.
Arrangers: Bernard Belle; "You Can Ask" Giz.
GHETTO CLASSICS is Jaheim's third effort, an album heavily rooted in traditional R&B, and also one of his strongest. Don't be misled by the "traditional" tag, however. Like most contemporary R&B, Jaheim's music is deeply influenced by hip-hop, and the layered, top-tier production from KayGee (of Naughty by Nature) gives this album a smart, sophisticated sheen that is undeniably 2006. The appearance of rapper Jadakiss on the single "Everytime I Think About Her" further updates the sound.
But the ghost of Marvin Gaye is certainly milling about GHETTO CLASSICS in the form of the smooth, sensual vibe, the album's themes (love songs about commitment, devotion, and family), and in Jaheim's expressive, well-controlled romantic croon. In short, Jaheim mixes the traditional with the contemporary in perfect measure, making his solid third release a sure bet for fans of old- and new-school soul.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.90) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "New Jersey native Jaheim Hoagland is pushing hip-hop soul toward perfection."
Uncut (p.114) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] warm, subtle set of midtempo cruisers, dotted with stabs at mass appeal but at heart testifying that 'Never Too Much' is the wellspring."
Disc 1
1 Chosen One, The
2 Everytime I Think About Her
3 Daddy Thing
4 Forgetful
5 Like A DJ
6 Friend
7 I Ain't Never
8 125th
9 Masterpiece
10 Conversation
11 Come Over
Product Attributes
Artist Jaheim
Label Warner/reprise/maverick

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