Love & Hip Hop: Music from the Series

Love & Hip Hop: Music from the Series

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Love & Hip Hop: Music from the Series rounds up a small fraction of the songs featured throughout episodes of the popular VH1 series' first three seasons. Released the day after the airing of the season three finale, it's heavily weighted toward previously available material from established artists. In that respect, it functions a bit like a Now, That's What I Call R&B and Rap-type compilation -- albeit one that draws from the previous few years rather than months. In some cases, it favors choice album cuts above charting hits; August Alsina, who had several songs serve as dramatic backdrops, is represented with the ballad "No Love," while "Sucka for You" was a deep highlight of Anthony Hamilton's 2011 album Back to Love. Among the charted singles here are Trey Songz's "Heart Attack," K. Michelle's "Can't Raise a Man," and Ne-Yo's "Lazy Love." Iggy Azalea's rowdy "F*** Love" and Matisyahu's uplifting "Live Like a Warrior" add energy but not quality. "DNA," from Bad Boy hit man and series star Stevie J., who is joined by Snoop Dogg -- seems like a bonus track. It's unfortunate that none of those slots went to Daley. Still, it's evident that a lot of thought was put into the first three seasons' music, from the inclusion of a shadowy ballad from independent artist Janine and the Mixtape to a highlight from Common's Nobody's Smiling -- an album that was less than a month old when this set surfaced.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/19/2014
Label: Def Jam
UPC: 0602537935147
catalogNumber: 002134402

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Troy Taylor   Producer
Rob Cavallo   Producer
Anthony Hamilton   Composer
Stevie J.   Producer
Kelvin Wooten   Composer,Producer
Benny Blanco   Producer
Calvin Broadus   Composer
Kojak   Producer
Cynthia Sexton   Executive Producer
Paul Herman   Composer,Producer
Ezekiel Lewis   Producer
Tai Linzie   Creative Coordinator,Package Production
Rico Love   Producer
Rob Caiaffa   Marketing
Jeff Robinson   Producer
Gary Clark   Composer,Producer
Stacy Barthe   Composer
Derrick "Bigg D" Baker   Producer
Lamb   Producer
Exclusives   Vocal Producer
Shea Taylor   Producer
Olivia Smith   Layout
Christopher Gholson   Producer
Andy Proctor   Package Production
Invisible Men   Producer
No Id   Producer
Luke Lucas   Illustrations
TJ   Producer
Darhyl "DJ" Camper   Composer,Producer
Arcade   Producer
August Alsina   Composer
Janine and the Mixtape   Producer
Scott Padden   Writer
Mona Scott-Young   Executive Producer
Jennifer Stilson   Content Integration
83rd   Producer

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