The Sellout

The Sellout

by Macy Gray


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Macy Gray began working on The Sellout just after her fourth studio album, Big, and the reasons it took three years to release are evident from the credits: she wrote lyrics plus music for most of the songs. (She also happens to wield one of the most naturally talented voices in R&B.) The first single, "Beauty in the World," has a lyric and melody by Gray alone, with positive sentiments to match the quadrennial gathering of nations at the World Cup (for which she released it as a single). There is still a parade of composer collaborations on The Sellout, leading to plenty of solid moments, including the Rodney Jerkins production on "Help Me," the tender "Still Hurts" (written by Teedra Moses and Gray), and a few songs written and produced by Jared Lee Gosselin and Phillip White -- including "Real Love" with Bobby Brown, which succeeds wildly with its updated quiet storm production. Gray's vocals have only gotten better with time, and although she doesn't attempt to stretch at all, she's still one of the best-felt voices in neo-soul.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2010
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0888072320093
catalogNumber: 32009
Rank: 118277

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Macy Gray   Primary Artist
Lanny Cordola   Rhythm Guitar
Rami Jaffee   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Duff McKagan   Bass
Slash   Guitar
Matt Sorum   Drums
Lamar Mitchell   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Mike Shapiro   Percussion,Drums
Justin Meldal-Johnsen   Bass
LaShawn Daniels   Background Vocals
Freddie Moffett   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Carmit Bachar   Background Vocals
Caviar   Background Vocals
Meelah Williams   Background Vocals
Rama Duke   Background Vocals
Josh Lopez   Guitar
Delisha Thomas   Background Vocals
Dernst Emile   Background Vocals
Maiya Sykes   Background Vocals
Jamie Rise   Bass,Guitar
Mika Lett   Background Vocals
Don Cannon   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Honey Larochelle   Background Vocals
Corey "Oz" Simon   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Tal Wilkenfeld   Bass
Hit Boy   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Chase N-Cashe   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Kaz James   Background Vocals
Daniel Groover   Guitar
Phillip White   Synthesizer,Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Natalia Cappuccini   Background Vocals
Jared Lee Gosselin   Percussion,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Shelton Rivers   Percussion,Hand Clapping
Ely "The Creep" Rise   Keyboards,fender rhodes
Tony Hardy   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Lazonte Franklin   Background Vocals
Stuart Schenk   Drums
Samir Elmehdaoui   Guitar
Rayvaugh Nichelle   Background Vocals
Peter Antunes   Drums
George Reichart   Background Vocals
Aaron Ficca   Drums

Technical Credits

Philip Bailey   Contributor
Bobby Brown   Duet
Larry Blake   Contributor
John Burk   Contributor
Joe McEwen   Contributor
Ted Myers   Contributor
Jon Turner   Contributor
Rodney Jerkins   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Instrumentation
Lamar Mitchell   Composer,Producer
Glen Barros   Contributor
Merck Mercuriadis   Management
Mary Hogan   Contributor
Freddie Moffett   Composer
Macy Gray   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Mike Gillespie   Contributor
Meelah Williams   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Josh Lopez   Composer
Teedra Moses   Composer
Rebecca Berman   Contributor
Jared Gosselin   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Norman Lear   Contributor
Corey Stocker   Engineer
Ken Sunshine   Public Relations
Margi Cheske   Contributor
Maiya Sykes   Vocal Arrangements
Brothers Rise   Producer
Jamie Rise   Programming,Engineer
Mika Lett   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Darcus Beese   Contributor
John Baldi   Contributor
Don Cannon   Composer,Programming,Producer
Ted Cockle   Contributor
Larissa Collins   Contributor,Art Direction
Honey Larochelle   Vocal Arrangements
Kannon "Caviar" Cross   Composer,Programming,Producer
Corey "Oz" Simon   Producer
Hit Boy   Composer,Programming,Producer
Robert Smith   Contributor
Chase N-Cashe   Composer,Programming,Producer
Kaz James   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Phillip White   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Engineer
Jared Lee Gosselin   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Tony Hardy   Composer,Producer,Additional Production
Dave Henson   Contributor
Shane O'Neill   Contributor
Mel Hinds   Composer
Mike "Handz" Donaldson   Engineer
Lazonte Franklin   Composer
Ely Weisfeld   Composer
Whitney Tancred   Public Relations
Samir Elmehdaoui   Composer
Rick Huhn   Contributor
Patrick Confrey   Public Relations
Paddy Spinks   Contributor
Olivia Nunn   Contributor
Michele Smith   Contributor
Michele Anthony   Management
Melissa "Honey" Larochelle   Composer
Joel Amsterdam   Contributor
Jill Weindorf   Contributor
Jamie Almos   Composer
Iain Snodgrass   Contributor
George Reichart   Composer
Gene Rumsey   Contributor
Fred Gillham   Contributor
Francesca Hughes   Contributor
Eliabeth Boetcher   Contributor
Dino Balzano   Contributor
Dave Einstein   Contributor
Darnell Gamble   Contributor
Craig Hammond   Contributor
Corey Simon   Composer,Producer
Corey Popovich   Contributor
Alex Torodov   Engineer
Rock City   Composer

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The Sellout 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i am always amazed with her voice and style