The Makings of a Man

The Makings of a Man

by JaheimJaheim




Jaheim switches from Warner Bros. to Atlantic after 2006's number one Ghetto Classics, and it's business as usual for the singer. He continues to surround himself with a complementary roster of fellow songwriters and producers, including associates old (KayGee, Wesley Hogges, Darren Lighty, Eric Williams, Balewa Muhammad) and new (R. Kelly, Babyface, Ivan Barias, Carvin Haggins). Like an overwhelming percentage of Jaheim's first three albums, there's nothing flashy about The Makings of a Man. It's built-to-last R&B with a foot in the past and another in the present, his tough-yet-smooth Teddy Pendergrass-meets-Luther Vandross voice in full effect. Particularly bright spots include "Hush" (the R. Kelly collaboration, where Jaheim feels conflicted over sleeping with his best friend's woman), the Force M.D.'s-sampling "Have You Ever" (a frank check-yourself number, despite its wistfulness), and pretty much every other track that incorporates a soul classic, whether it's Bobby Womack's "If You Think You're Lonely Now" ("Lonely") or Atlantic Starr's "Let's Get Closer" ("I've Changed," featuring Keyshia Cole).

Product Details

Release Date: 12/18/2007
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678995729
catalogNumber: 377532

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jaheim   Primary Artist
Babyface   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Greg Landfair   Guitar
Jaheim Hoagland   Vocals,Background Vocals
Rodney East   Keyboards
Keyshia Cole   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

R. Kelly   Arranger
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Terry Lewis   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Cliff Lighty   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Darren Lighty   Arranger,Producer
Patrick Moten   Composer
Babyface   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Phil Hamilton   Programming
Stanley Wallace   Engineer
Paul Boutin   Engineer
Sandra Sully   Composer
Abel Garibaldi   Engineer
Balewa Muhammad   Composer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Jaheim Hoagland   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Ian Mereness   Programming,Engineer
Wesley Hogges   Composer,Producer
Rob Herrera   Engineer
Ivan "Orthodox" Barias   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Carvin "Ransum" Haggins   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Producer
Greg Gigendad Burke   Art Direction
Keir Gist   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Keyshia Cole   Composer
Daniel Farris   Composer
Joi L. Pitts   Marketing
Eric Williams   Composer,Vocal Producer

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