The Emancipation of Mimi [Platinum Edition]

The Emancipation of Mimi [Platinum Edition]

by Mariah CareyMariah Carey

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Overview

You don't expect to hear a streetwise quip like, "Them chickens is ash and I'm lotion," fall from the well-appointed lips of veteran pop star Mariah Carey, but that's exactly what she belts on the danceable lead single, "It's Like That," from The Emancipation of Mimi. As the title of her eighth studio album indicates, Carey -- called Mimi by her close friends -- has unleashed the less P.C. side of her personality. Departing from the ballad-heavy direction of 2002's Charmbracelet, Mimi is closer in sound and mood to 1997's hip-hop- and classic-soul-drenched Butterfly. Although she can't quite reach the pitch-perfect heights she once did, Carey is still a soaring songbird with a signature sound. And to compensate for any weathering of her pristine pipes, she enlists a top-notch team of collaborators. Standouts include the goose bump-inducing, Kanye West–produced "Stay the Night," the Jermaine Dupri–produced doo-wop jam "Shake It Off," and the sparse funk of the Neptunes-helmed and Snoop Dogg–assisted "Say Somethin'." With her next outing, let's hope that the melodrama-prone Carey doesn't disturb the infectious groove she's found here, and that the carefree Mimi is here to stay.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/15/2005
Label: Island
UPC: 0602498872017
catalogNumber: 000578402
Rank: 8573

Tracks

  1. It's Like That
  2. We Belong Together
  3. Shake It Off
  4. Mine Again
  5. Say Somethin'
  6. Stay the Night
  7. Get Your Number
  8. One and Only
  9. Circles
  10. Your Girl
  11. I Wish You Knew
  12. To the Floor
  13. Joy Ride
  14. Fly Like a Bird
  15. Don't Forget About Us
  16. Makin' It Last All Night (What It Do)
  17. So Lonely (One & Only, Pt. 2)
  18. We Belong Together

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mariah Carey   Primary Artist,Vocals
Trey Lorenz   Vocals
Snoop Dogg   Rap
Jermaine Dupri   Background Vocals
Twista   Rap
James "Big Jim" Wright   Keyboards
Johnta Austin   Background Vocals
Nelly   Rap
Fatman Scoop   Background Vocals
Chop Horns   Horn
Charles Drayton   Drums

Technical Credits

Mariah Carey   Composer
Linda Creed   Composer
Jermaine Dupri   Composer,Audio Production
Patrick Moten   Composer
J.C. Phillips   Composer
James Poyser   Composer
Manuel Seal   Composer
Ashley Ingram   Composer
Rodney Jerkins   Composer
Babyface   Composer
Nick Jolley   Composer
Pharrell Williams   Composer
Sha   Composer
James "Big Jim" Wright   Composer
Calvin Broadus   Composer
Kanye West   Composer
Chad Hugo   Composer
Johnta Austin   Composer
C.C. Mitchell   Composer
Bryan-Michael Cox   Composer
Sidney Allen Johnson   Composer
L. Daniels   Composer
J. Alston   Composer
M. Riddick   Composer
C. Mitchell   Composer
Thomas Bell   Composer

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