- Released: May 22, 2001
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Entertainment Weekly - 5/25/01, p.81
"...Emotional and funky...with pure pop appeal...Superproducers Rodney Jerkins, Jermaine Dupree, Babyface and others add wattage to an album that will surely inspire involuntary head nods and dancefloor abandon." - Rating: B+
Q - 9/01, p.1223 stars out of 5
- "...A phenomenal voice....slickly tripping R&B..."
The Source - 7/01, p.199
"...The resurrection of decent R&B....endorsing clubbing, one-night stands and good ol'-fashioned when-boy-meets-girl themes....His strengths lay in the 'Sweet Lady' type ballads that thrust him into MTVs limelight..."
- 1.I Like Them Girls
- 2.I Ain't the One
- 3.Just a Baby Boy - (featuring Snoop Dogg / Mr. Tan)
- 4.Make up Your Mind
- 5.There For Me (Baby)
- 6.Interlude: Lord You Control Me
- 7.I'm Sorry
- 8.What Am I Gonna Do
- 10.Off the Heezy - (featuring Jermaine Dupri)
- 11.Get up on It - (featuring Sole)
- 13.Interlude: I Wrote a Song About It
- 14.For Always
- 15.Bring You Back My Way
This is an Enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Personnel includes: Tyrese (vocals); Snoop Dogg, Mr. Tan, Jermaine Dupri, Sole (rap vocals); Bill Meyers (arranger, conductor); The Underdogs, Rodney Jerkins, Tim Kelley, Jake, Trev (various instruments); Babyface (acoustic guitar, keyboards, background vocals); Andy Haller (acoustic guitar); Michael Thompson, Joey Pafolla, Eric Jackson, George Evans (guitar); Damon Thomas (piano, keyboards, programming); Battlecat (keyboards, drums, programming); C. "Tricky" Stewart (keyboards, programming, sequencing); Harvey Mason, Jr. (keyboards, programming); Orenthal Harper (keyboards); Nathan East (bass); Kenny Greene, Sherree Ford-Payne, Frank Jordan, La Shawn "Big Shiz" Daniels, J. Valentine (background vocals).
Producers include: Babyface, Damon Thomas, Harvey Mason Jr., Jermaine Dupri, Rodney Jenkins.
Engineers include: Paul Foley, Tracy Brown, Tim Kelley.
Former child star Tyrese (a native of the Watts district of LA, hence the title) has come up with a slinky selection of contemporary R&B that'll be sure to win him a place in the hearts of aficionados of after-hours crooning everywhere. 2000 WATTS rarely strays from its well-oiled, seductive path, even with an explosively sexy song such as "Off the Heazy," and that's to Tyrese's credit.
Such low-key, smooth, and erotic songs as "Housekeepin'" and "Bring You Back My Way" will go far to cement Tyrese's claim as a contemporary pretender to Al Green's pre-gospel lover-man title. Though "I Like Them Girls" isn't exactly subtle, its incredibly catchy chorus sticks with you long after 2000 WATTS has meandered off in the general direction of the boudoir.