I Gotta Make It CD (2005)

Artist: Trey Songz

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Product Overview


Label Atlantic/q Records
SKU 63982661
UPC 075678372124
UPC 14 00075678372124
Format CD
Release Date 7/26/2005
Author Trey Songz
Associated Artist/Work Banton, Buju
Associated Artist/Work Fabolous
Associated Artist/Work Jeezy, Young
Artist Influence Gerald Levert
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Artist Influence R. Kelly
Artist Influence Smokey Robinson
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Artist Follower Bando Jonez
Artist Follower Jonn Hart
Artist Follower Mike Jay
Artist Follower Sebastian Mikael
Artist Follower TeeFLii
Artist Follower Trevante
Technical Info
Engineer Troy Taylor; Mike Caren; Ian Suddarth; Robert Pozen; Jamie Seyberth; Sean Davis
Producer Troy Taylor; Bei Maejor; Michael Me; J.R. Rotem; Greg "Buggyeye" Desilus; BeatBanggahz; Dana Hammond; Steffon "SteffNasty" Reed; Kookie; DJ Ron G.; Scott Spencer Storch; Warryn Campbell; Troy Taylor
CatalogID 7567837212
Lable Name Atlantic (Label)
Released 07/26/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 61m : 38s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075678372124
Musical Guests
Aretha Franklin
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Trey Songz (vocals); Juvenile (rap vocals); Troy Taylor, Kookie (various instruments, background vocals); Bei Maejor, Michael Me, Steffon Reed (various instruments); Frank Ramonoe (guitar); Hornz Unlimited (horns); Steffon "SteffNasty" Reed (keyboards); Stuart Johnson (bass instrument); Shawn Harris , Ezekiel Lewis, Fynch MoneyBaggz (background vocals); Aretha Franklin (vocals); Eric Walls, Rick Williams, Mike Hartnett (guitar); Dave Robbins (keyboards).
Audio Mixers: Kevin "KD" Davis; Manny Marroquin; Jean-Marie Horvat; Paul Logus.
Recording information: American Recording Studios, North Hollywood, CA; April's Boy Studios, Baltimore, MD; Chi-Roc Studios, Chicago, IL; Deep Recording Studios, Hampton, VA; Paramount Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Quad Recording Studios, New York, NY; Songbook Studios, Dallas, TX; Sound Villa, Miami, FL; The Orange Grove Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographer: Christian Lantry.
Arrangers: Troy Taylor; Michael Me; Steffon "SteffNasty" Reed.
Any young R&B performer that can get Aretha Franklin to introduce his debut album must be doing something right. Although Trey Songz's I GOTTA MAKE IT opens with "A Message from Aretha," an uplifting bit of advice from the soul legend, the record isn't an old-school outing; this is hip-hop-inflected contemporary R&B in the R. Kelly vein.
The smooth, catchy single "Gotta Make It" appears twice here, first as a collaboration between the gently crooning Songz and the lightning-fast rapper Twista, and later as a remix featuring more words of wisdom from Franklin and the steady flow of Juvenile. Other highlights include the charming slow jam "Gotta Go" and the infectiously percussive "Just Wanna Cut." Though Songz is just one of many up-and-comers in early-2000s R&B, he downplays swaggering bravado in favor of a more amiable confidence, and this quality makes him a clear standout in the crowd.
Artist Overview
Contemporary R&B singer, songwriter, and producer Trey Songz debuted in 2005 and swiftly followed through on the creative and commercial promise of his first album, I Gotta Make It. Within the first decade of his career, he released five albums that peaked within the Top 20 of the Billboard 200 chart, as well as 15 solo singles that hit the Top Ten of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. During that time, he was one of the few R&B artists to sustain mainstream status. He collaborated with primary inspiration R. Kelly; was sought out by A-list R&B and rap artists such as Scarface, Bun B, Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, and Diddy; and was nominated for a handful of Grammy Awards. ~ David Jeffries
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (No. 831, p.69) - "...a sexy collection of 11 slow jams and thumping grooves that pay homage to Motown's golden era. The disc not only bridges the stylistic gap between Marvin Gaye and R. Kelly, it warmly introduces hip-hop soul's finest new voice." Grade: A minus
Disc 1
1 Message From Aretha, A
2 Gotta Make It - (featuring Twista)
3 Cheat On You
4 Gotta Go
5 Ooo
6 All the Ifs
7 Ur Behind
8 From A Woman's Hand
9 Kinda Lovin
10 Comin' For You
11 Just Wanna Cut (Prelude)
12 Just Wanna Cut
13 In The Middle
14 Make Love Tonight
15 Hatin Love
16 Gotta Go (Reprise)
17 Gotta Make It - (Remix, remix, featuring Aretha Franklin/Juvenile)
Product Attributes
Artist Songz,Trey
Label Atlantic/q Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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