by O'RyanO'Ryan


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O'Ryan entered the increasingly overcrowded PG-13-rated urban teen sweepstakes in 2004 with his self-titled debut, which positions him alongside the likes of Marques Houston, B2K, Cassidy, Lloyd, Mario, and Tug Entertainment labelmate Young Rome as potential heirs to Usher's long and prosperous reign over the teenage girls of America. It's tempting to dismiss O'Ryan for this reason alone. In fact, it's a downright welcoming proposition! After all, how many of these over-produced urban teens does America need unleashed in a given year, especially when Usher is already oversaturating the media outlets with his endless run of hits? Grounds for dismissal are all the more relevant when you also factor in all the female equivalents (Beyoncé, Ashanti, Ciara, et al.). But hold on for a moment before you snidely dismiss O'Ryan's debut. Believe it or not, it's really a good album. It sports an 18-and-under mentality, granted, but if that's what you're looking for, look no further: O'Ryan is as good as, if not better than, recent urban teen albums by Ciara, Lloyd, Cassidy, and Marques Houston, to just name a few of the more commercially successful releases of mid-to-late 2004. There aren't too many big-name collaborators here. Houston co-writes and -produces a couple standout tracks, and J-Kwon and Trackboyz collaborate with O'Ryan on another standout track, the late-album club track "Shorty." But that's about it for brand names -- in other words, there's no behind-the-scenes R. Kellys here, just a strong team effort by a large cast of writers and producers and the velvety-voiced O'Ryan. It all amounts to a well-done album that runs a modest 12 tracks in 45 minutes and swings with a nice sense of diversity from slow-grind party starters to slow-dance ballads to yearning make-out songs to party-up club numbers. So even though these PG-13-rated urban teen albums seem to be a dime a dozen in 2004, there's no use complaining as long as they're as well done as O'Ryan's debut.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/2004
Label: Umvd Labels
UPC: 0602498633236
catalogNumber: 000315302

Album Credits

Performance Credits

O'Ryan   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Mischke   Background Vocals
Steve Russell   Background Vocals
Tony Reyes   Guitar
N8   Background Vocals
Adonis Stropshire   Background Vocals
Adonis   Background Vocals
Marcus Hodge   Keyboards
James Malachowski   Guitar
WonderWoman   Background Vocals
Boo Yung   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Tony Scott   Composer,Producer,Audio Production,Instrumentation
R. Stevie Moore   Composer
Gerard Harmon   Composer,Producer
Marques Houston   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Mischke   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Producer
Chris Stokes   Composer,Executive Producer
Bam   Producer,Instrumentation
Henley Regisford   Executive Producer
Rufus Blaq   Producer
Ketrina Askew   Executive Producer
S.K. Russell   Composer
A.D. Coleman   Composer
Rufus Moore   Composer
Loren Dawson   Producer,Audio Production,Instrumentation
Leslie Burrell   Executive Producer
N8   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Big Tank   Producer
Maad Phunk   Instrumentation
TrackBoyz   Producer,Engineer
Keith Wilkins   Composer,Producer
Omari Grandberry   Executive Producer
John D. Norten   Engineer
O'Ryan   Instrumentation
Marcus Hodge   Composer
James Malachowski   Composer
Saint Nick   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production,Instrumentation
Big Tank   Audio Production
Chris "Tek" O'Ryan   Engineer

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