by Musiq (Soulchild)


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With the boundless harmonies and melodies of vintage Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway floating through his Afro-coiffed head, newcomer Musiq Soulchild summons the creative roots of '70s soul music. But like his neo-soul contemporaries D'Angelo and Lauryn Hill, Musiq gives the music of his forebears a new-jack twist on his debut, Aijuswanaseing. He cross-pollinates classic soul with a variety of sounds -- gospel on the spirited ballad "You Be Alright," hip-hop on "L' Is Gone," which includes a live band interpretation of the kick-drum driven beat of the Roots' "Next Movement," and jam-session funk on a remake of the Patrice Rushen classic "Settle for My Love." From the carefree lead single "Sunny (Just Friends)" (which appeared on the Nutty Professor II soundtrack) to the playful "Girl Next Door" -- which was cowritten by fellow Philadelphian Jill Scott -- the 23-year-old scores major points with the ladies with sweet sentiments such as "If there's anything that you want, you need/Don't be afraid to ask 'cause you're my girl." With Aijuswanaseing, Musiq not only honors the soulful good vibe of his favorites, he also contributes to the next wave of soul classics, which should in turn influence another generation of inspired musicians. Tracy E. Hopkins

Product Details

Release Date: 11/14/2000
Label: Def Soul Classics
UPC: 0731454828925
catalogNumber: 548289
Rank: 28750

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Musiq (Soulchild)   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Pino Palladino   Bass
James Poyser   Organ,Keyboards,Wurlitzer
Francesco Romano   Guitar
Leonard Hubbard   Bass
Andre Harris   Strings,Keyboards
Eric Roberson   Background Vocals
Isaac Phillips   Guitar
Vidal Davis   Drums,Keyboards
Osunlade   Bass,Drums,fender rhodes
Ayana   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ayinke   Vocals,Background Vocals
Junius Bervine   Keyboards
Eric Tribbett   Drums
Ben Kenney   Electric Bass
Pete Kuzma   Piano,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Louis Alfred   Engineer
Larry Gold   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Ed King   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
James Poyser   Producer
Jon Smeltz   Engineer
Storm   Engineer
Serban Ghenea   Engineer
Andre Harris   Producer
Eric Roberson   Vocal Arrangements
Keith Pelzer   Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
Jill Scott   Vocal Arrangements
Musiq (Soulchild)   Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Vikter Duplaix   Producer,drum programming
Osunlade   Producer
Ivan "Orthodox" Barias   Producer
Junius Bervine   Producer
Akisia Grigsby   Art Direction
Jerome Hipps   Executive Producer
Michael McArthur   Executive Producer
Frank Sutton   Engineer

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Aijuswanaseing 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Musiq's ''Aijuswanaseing'' is one of the best CD's I have ever bought. Unlike many artists today, you can really feel emotions behind his lyrics. The best part is that they're original. Somehow, you can relate to atleast one of his songs. I bought this CD yesterday and I haven't stopped playing it (without skipping). This CD just sets a relax and chill mood yet you wanna get up and dance. My favorites so far are Girl Next Door (2), Love (7), Speechless (12), Poparazzi (13), and Settle For My Love (14). This is definitely a CD I will be listening to for a while.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Musiq Soulchild's debut album gives him just the spotlight that he needs; he is one of the most gifted R&B artists around today; he keeps his songs clean and refreshing; my faves are #7 (Love), #10 (Seventeen), and #15 (You Be Alright)
Guest More than 1 year ago
musiq is definately one of the most talented artists of our time. He has a mello tone with a touch of sensuality. He's attractive and has a very sexy and soothing voice. His lyrics actually have meaning and have made me re-think some choices in my life. If you don't have it buy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really love listening to musiq CD because whenever Iam down in out I can just pop Musiq in and I feel so much better. Musiq has really help me overcome my faers of hideing my love for who someone I really want to be with.He told me that I'll be alright and he also know the concept of being truthful to one another.
Guest More than 1 year ago
He is very good with his vocals. The music excellent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is off top. I especially like the song,love. It is so beautiful if you really listen to the words.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The soul child is a very brilliant singer and songwriter. When I first heared his cd I was in a Virgin Mega Store and I just picked it up. Brought it home and could not take the cd out of the cd player. He so beautiful he makes my pikle tickle. I think hes so sexy, coming from a guy, he has nice lips. I wish I could just wrap him up in my blanket of love, and never let go.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cross-stitch grooves with elements of Wonder,Hathaway,D'Angelo & The Roots. A kaledisocpe of classical soul with a hip hop spice that draws you in,enjoyed from start to finish. Musiq hits the right keys,one to watch no doubt.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Musiq Soulchild has just that - tons of soul. His music is mellow and full of feeling...just listening to it makes you want to sing..
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ever since I heard his cut from the Nutty Professor II soundtrack, I've been waiting for this one. And he didn't disappoint me! This CD is classic. It has a permanent spot in my CD changer! Waiting for number 2!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Musiq, I can't get enough of you. Your album is soul for those without. 5 stars is all i could give but you are most definetly a ten. I am a young women with a stressful life and with you and D'Angelo in the background, who needs a shrink. Keep up the good work sweets, you have a fan out here listening. By the way love #5 Merry go round. That joint is on. Ayanna
Guest More than 1 year ago
I personally feel that the soul child is the new generation soul. It has a great taste of soul, blues, and hiphop. His songs relate to everyday life. They speak of nothing but truth to words when they're sung. He brings out the beat of each song with his wonderful voice. From the time I first heard this cd, it made me addicted. I never let it out of my sight. It was one of those that stood out in my mind. I found myself humming the tune to myself. The melodies are very creative. Some of his song dont even rhyme, but the format is just so awsome that it doen't even matter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
cross-stitch groves with elements of stevie wonder,d'angelo,donny hathaway,the roots. musiq presents a kaleidoscope of classical soul with a hip hop spice that draws you in,i enjoyed from start to finish. this artist hits the right keys,one to watch no doubt.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Musiq is by far my favorite R&B male. I really appreciate his staying away from ''booty R&B'' and instead injecting some real soul into his cuts. This is an album you can put on with your girl and not worry about havin to get off the couch to hit to forward button on your cd player. I had the opportuniy to see Musiq, and he plays live with turntables. I appreciate that cross genre flavor he gets when he throws a little hip hop in. Definite must buy, cause you guys no aint no girl feelin it when you're bumpin hip-hop when she's in the car. I can't wait for Juslisen to drop, I think it comes out the first week of May!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Personally this song has got a brother through a couple of bad relationships. If you cannot relate to the realness and the authentic emotion Musiq displays on each track you have never truly been in love. Hands down the hottest song on the album is Mary Go Round... listen 2 the second verse. This album is a definite classic cop it enjoy it
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first heard the Cd i was in sacramento. I was looking to spend my money on whatever I wanted. So I started to hear samples of music and out of nowhere I began to listen to the soul child. At first I was suprised to hear such talent, but I was never into that type of music. I began to listen more and more. It became very addicting. I started to love the beats and off rhythms that were provided in the songs. Most of them didn't even rhyme, but most were so well composed, it was great. I recommomend that every one invest into his music, he's great and very talented.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I guess I could give him 5 stars just because I like how he looks in a wrap, I guess I could give him 5 stars just because I like track 7, I could give him 5 stars just because he reminds me, I could give him 5 stars just because he is from Philly, but I give him 5 stars because the first one is for the hypnotic sound, the second star is for the voice of innocence, the third star is for the deep mentality, the fourth star is for the artistic revelation and fifth is for good musiq!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I knew when I heard ''Just Friends-Sunny'' that I was going to enjoy this Musiq! After hearing the entire CD, I was blown away. This Musiq is deep! When you are having ''one of those days'', pop this CD in and I guarantee your day WILL get better. It will leave you ''SPEECHLESS'' and ''YOU BE ALRIGHT''. If you are a romantic, this is the CD for you...
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd is just to good to be true. This man singing voice is awesome and the tracks are just beautiful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Musiq Soulchild is a new vibe along the lines of D'Angelo, Jill Scott, etc. Instead of dwelling on singing about sex sex sex, he moves around the entire subject of ''Love'' Overall a very good album.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago