Barbershop 2: Back in Business

Barbershop 2: Back in Business

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If they put the Barbershop 2 soundtrack out with only the first three tracks and nothing else, it would still be an essential collection of urban beats and you'd still be a sucker if you didn't pick it up. The empowering "Not Today" is a home run for Mary J. Blige, Eve, and producer Dr. Dre while Mya's coy "Fallen" gets winningly roughed up in a remix. Sleepy Brown's loopy "I Can't Wait" tops them all with absolutely stellar lyrics ("You're a Tyner/Meaning the real McCoy") while OutKast's guest spot shows their Midas touch is still in effect. The Clipse's vacant cut screws up the flow, but the collection recovers with Keyshia Cole's smoky interpolation of Luther on "Never." Some killer tracks by Mya and Sean Paul, Floetry, Olivia, and Morgan Smith are dispersed throughout the disc's second half, and they're surrounded by cuts that are almost as worthy. The hilarious bits of dialogue that opened and closed the first movie's soundtrack are unfortunately gone, making the whole collection feel like a slick mixtape you'd have a hard time topping. It'll take you forever to stop playing the opening triple threat, but the rest of Barbershop 2 only needs a little trimming.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/03/2004
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0602498617007
catalogNumber: 000194501

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sandra Billingslea   Violin
Ron Fair   Percussion
Eileen Folson   Cello
Clark Gayton   Trombone
Gary Grant   Horn
Jerry Hey   Horn
Luis Resto   Keyboards
Dave Robbins   Keyboards
Shorty B.   Bass
Maxine Roach   Viola
Craig Love   Guitar
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Horn
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Brandon Bennett   Vocals
Tal Herzberg   Bass,Guitar
Olivia   Vocals
Samuel Christian   Vocals
Ravi Best   Trumpet
Patrice Bowie   Background Vocals
Mýa Harrison   Background Vocals
Michael Chavarria   Bass,Guitar
Cheron Wilson   Keyboards
Steve King   Bass,Guitar

Technical Credits

Shuggie Otis   Composer
Nick Ashford   Composer
Mary J. Blige   Engineer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Ron Fair   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Charnessa Jones   Engineer
Organized Noize   Programming,Producer,drum programming
Valerie Simpson   Composer
Doug Wilson   Engineer
L.A. Hill   Composer
Kevin Veney   Composer
Havoc   Producer
Steve Sola   Engineer
Lil Jon   Producer
Anita Camarata   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Pharrell Williams   Composer
C.J. Ward   Composer
Andre Young   Composer
Joe Stone Street   Engineer
P. Brown   Composer
Carlisle Young   Engineer
Chad Hugo   Composer
Paul Gregory   Engineer
Mike Anzel   Engineer
Ronald B. Gillyard   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Andrew Coleman   Engineer
C. Jenkins   Composer
Tal Herzberg   Engineer
Errol "Poppi" McCalla   Producer,drum programming
Donnie Scantz   Engineer
Vada   Vocal Producer
Denaun Porter   Composer,Producer,drum programming
B. James   Composer
Stereotypes   Producer
Jason Schweitzer   Engineer
Megahertz   Producer
B. Bennett   Composer
Michael Strange   Engineer
Sha Money XL   Producer,Engineer
Chris Carmouche   Engineer
Pusha T   Composer
Kendu Isaacs   Engineer
Mýa Harrison   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Kyla Miller   Producer
R. Arthur Johnson   Composer
Stizzle   Producer
Keyshia Cole   Composer
Shannon Braxton   Engineer
Michael Chavarria   Engineer
Corte Ellis   Vocal Producer
Kejuan Muchita   Composer
Tim Hook   Engineer
Scott Kleiklack   Engineer
Brian "Flostein" Slade   Engineer
Daune "Daroc" Smith   Producer
Robert Teitel   Executive Soundtrack Producer
George Tillman   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Jeff Verb   Engineer
Steve King   Engineer
Bruce Miller   Composer

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Barbershop 2: Back in Business 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love this album. i've been listening to it nonstop, which is pretty impressive for a soundtrack. my favorite track by far is Sleepy Brown's "i can't wait" featurng outkast. this cd is worth buying for that one alone - his new album comes out this summer, can't wait. pick this cd up, it's a tight one with lots of hot jamz.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We most know Sleepy Brown singing the hooks on such jamz Like Ludacris's "Saterday" (ohh ohh), and Outkast's big boi's "I Like The Way You Move", it is his Hit "I Can't Wait That Wait" that brings the fire to the kitchen. An old school vibe with Sleepy's smooth voice and Outkasts original raps make the song simmer. Off of the Barbershob 2 soundtrack, "I Can't Wait" is my favorite track on the album which features tracks from stars like Mya, Sean Paul, and Eve to name a few. Sleepy Browns album is expected to drop in the early summer and all I can say is I CAN'T WAIT! Peace Rick