by Musiq (Soulchild)


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Musiq Soulchild's fourth straight strong showing, Luvanmusiq does not veer from the steadiness of its predecessors. Even though he was involved in a label trade (!) with Fabolous, which transplanted him from Def Jam's Def Soul wing to Atlantic, there's no audible evidence of change. (He remains, in fact, under the watch of Kevin Liles, the ex-Def Jam executive who initially signed him.) The only measurable difference between this and the past albums is its significantly shorter length, which only allows each song to get the attention it deserves. This really benefits Musiq. The customary consistency of his material has been, and will likely continue to be, mistaken for lazy sameness, as if he really needs to spice things up with insincere trend-hopping or ill-fitting collaborations with hot MCs. Indeed, Luvanmusiq is just another one of his durable albums that straddles throwback soul and contemporary R&B. With the exception of lead song (and lead single) "B.U.D.D.Y.," which -- like several early rap tracks and Ini Kamoze's "Here Comes the Hotstepper" -- jacks the rhythm from "Heartbeat," Taana Gardner's early-'80s club classic, nothing is designed to pick the listener up and toss her around the room. Even the remaining uptempo songs have an easygoing disposition. Past collaborators like Ivan "Orthodox" Barrias and Carvin "Ransum" Haggins remain involved, while the Underdogs ("Today"), Raphael Saadiq ("Betterman"), and the ever-rising Ne-Yo ("Ms. Philadelphia") also contribute in important, if smaller, amounts. Hopefully some of the more "grown R&B" stations will latch onto the slow grooves and ballads here. They're neither raunchy nor drab, and they're nearly a lost art form in 2007.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/13/2007
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678999550
catalogNumber: 105404

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Musiq (Soulchild)   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Rhythm
Randy Bowland   Guitar
Raphael Saadiq   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Eric Dawkins   Vocals,Background Vocals
Kelvin Wooten   Keyboards
Warryn Campbell   Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Curtis "Sauce" Wilson   Drums,Keyboards,Rhythm
Ayana Hipps   Background Vocals
Harold Lilly   Background Vocals
Adam Blackstone   Bass
George "Spanky" McCurdy   Drums
Dontae Winslow   Horn
Robert Ozuna   Percussion,scratching,Drums
Miguel Gandelman   Horn
Benjamin O'Neil "Benanas"   Guitar
Theron Feemster   Bass,Drums,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Allan Felder   Composer
Marc Gordon   Composer
James Grant   Composer
Damon Thomas   Composer
Corey Williams   Composer
Raphael Saadiq   Composer,Producer
Earl Guinn   Composer
Craig Kallman   Contributor
Harvey Mason   Composer
Lyor Cohen   Contributor
Kevin Liles   Executive Producer,Executive Vice President
Warryn Campbell   Composer,Producer,Vocal Producer,Instrumentation
Curtis "Sauce" Wilson   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Musiq (Soulchild)   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Producer
Kenton Nix   Composer
Nick Romei   Packaging Manager
Jake & the Phatman   Producer
Ivan "Orthodox" Barias   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Vocal Producer
Carvin "Ransum" Haggins   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Vocal Producer
Jerome Hipps   Executive Producer
Harold Lilly   Composer,Producer,Vocal Producer
Michael McArthur   Executive Producer
Bruce Buechner   Engineer
Greg Gigendad Burke   Art Direction
Frank Sutton   Engineer
Shaffer Smith   Composer
Glenn Standridge   Engineer
Robert Ozuna   Composer
Julie Greenwald   Contributor
Aaron Renner   Engineer
Ne-Yo   Vocal Producer
Tony Dixon   Vocal Producer
Cara Donatto   Publicity
Victor Jason Greig   Executive Producer
Lab Ratz   Producer,Instrumentation
Underdogs   Producer,Instrumentation
Theron Feemster   Producer,Instrumentation
Sean Cooper   Sound Design

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Luvanmusiq 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Earshot78 More than 1 year ago
Now that's deep chocolate soul. Musiq (soulchild) is truly a talent that has slid in under the radar with some of the most soulful albums to come into the 2000s. Stimulating album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! Musiq does it again. Delivering a wonderful CD is something Musiq is good at doing. From beginning to end you will enjoy this CD. From love songs to upbeat you will play it over and over. Glad to see him back
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