by Various Artists
- Released: March 7, 2005
- Label: Fontana Universal
- 1.Womb, The (Intro) - (Intro)
- 2.Just a Baby Boy
- 3.Just a Man
- 4.Focus (Interlude) - (interlude)
- 5.Baby Mama
- 6.Talk S*** 2 Ya
- 7.I'd Rather Be With You
- 9.Jody Meets Rodney (Interlude) - (interlude)
- 10.Crip Hop
- 12.Guns and Butter (Interlude) - (interlude)
- 13.We Keep It G
- 14.Eat Sleep Think
- 15.Just to Keep You Satisfied
- 16.I Hate You (Interlude) - (interlude)
- 17.Love and War
- 18.Straight *******
- 19.Baby Boy - (bonus track)
Personnel: Raphael Saadiq (vocals, guitar); D'Angelo (vocals); Jeff Mironov (guitar); Battlecat (keyboards, drums, programming); Chris Liggio (keyboards, percussion, programming); Mark Sparks (drums); Boogie Jake (drum programming); Dave Hollister, Felicia Adams, Gwenita Jackson, Macy Gray, Andre Wilson, Anthony Hamilton (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Johnny Dankworth; D'Angelo; Mr. Leslie Braithwaite; Mark Mitchell ; Brian Villanova; Mannie Fresh; Ray Seay; Battlecat.
Recording information: Big Noise Studios, New York, NY; Cash Money Studios, New Orleans, LA; Dogghouse Recording Studios, Claremont, CA; Electric, Studios, New York, NY; Lorider Media Group, NJ; Mint, Oakland, CA; Pookie Lab, Sacramento, CA; The Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
John Singleton, of BOYZ N THE HOOD fame, cast R&B heartthrob Tyrese as the star of BABY BOY, a film about a young man in L.A. searching for his identity. Why Tyrese's participation in the soundtrack is limited to "Just a Baby Boy," where he shares the spotlight with Snoop Dogg and Mr. Tan, is a question we'll leave to the singer/actor's manager. More importantly, this disc is a carefully considered R&B/hip-hop collection wherein the artists take on the subject of interpersonal relationships with intelligence and skill.
Raphael Saadiq and Devin the Dude's "Just a Man" is an honest account of a man who's given in to temptation, but strives against his nature to make a commitment. Three 6 Mafia's "Baby Mama" bears a tongue-in-cheek tone; their ironic humor leavens the bleak emotional reality of an uncommitted young couple with a child. Equally impressive is BABY BOY's sonic sense of history--D'Angelo's contribution is sort of a trip-hop-meets-Sly Stone-circa-RIOT GOIN' ON number, and the legendary Bootsy Collins chimes in with some quirky, old-school R&B.
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