- Released: April 2, 2002
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Sony
Vibe - 8/01, p.1623 discs out of 5
- "...14 tracks of straight-up roughneck R&B....balancing streetwise sensabilities, straightforward love ballads, and up-tempo party joints..."
- 1.The Saga Continues
- 2.Where the Party At - (featuring Nelly)
- 4.Cut Somethin' - (featuring Ludacris)
- 5.Girl It's Over
- 6.Can We Be Tight
- 7.I Got It - (featuring Nas)
- 8.Best Man
- 9.Without You
- 10.Driving Me to Drink
- 11.This Goes Out - (featuring Big Duke / Joe Blak)
- 13.Head of Household
Jagged Edge: Brian Casey, Brandon Casey, Kyle Norman, Wingo.
Additional personnel includes: Nas, Nelly, Jermaine Dupri, Ludacris (rap vocals); Bryan Michael Cox (various instruments).
Producers include: Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, Jason Perry, Gary "Gizzo" Smith, Brian Casey.
Engineers include: Brian Frye, John Horesco, Gary Smith.
Recorded at South Side, Noontime, Moodswing Studios, Atlanta, Georgia.
"Where The Party At" was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
The antidote to too many boy bands would appear to be--a MAN band, and, on this showing, Jagged Edge would appear to fit the bill. Man-sized subjects span the usual party-hearty topics, but the Edge aren't shy about nailing their colors to the mast when it comes to faithfulness and living up to their responsibilities. "Respect" is a case in point--"Got no respect for them dudes that hit they women..." they sing in perfect harmony, flying in the face of rap convention to a spare backing, while on the following "Head of Household" (don't you just love bands that get their song titles from tax forms?) they're extolling the virtues of the nuclear family ("from the house to the car to the bank accounts, I do all of that..."). Just how all this squares with the lyrics to "Where the Party At?", a more conventional R&B outing featuring Nelly, and the Ludacris-featured hot lovin' of "Cut Something" isn't immediately obvious, but JAGGED LITTLE THRILL certainly can't be accused of not trying to please all the people all the time.