Jaheim's considerable vocal talents only increased during the recording of his second album, and a stronger set of songs made Still Ghetto a definite improvement over the debut. As before, it all begins with his voice: a deep, throaty croon that makes him sound at least ten years older than he actually is (basically, about as old as the soul samples dotted throughout the record) and marks him as one of the few R&B artists active who can summon the spirit of a Teddy Pendergrass. Better yet, Jaheim takes the loverman persona to another level, devoting more songs here to relationships than love itself; one of the best is "Put That Woman First," his remake of the Stax nugget William Bell's "I Forgot to Be Your Lover," a great performance that's a natural fit with his persona. The single "Fabulous" is simply beautiful, balancing a back-in-the-day feel with self-esteem issues and riding out with a chorus of children's voices. For "Everywhere I Am," Jaheim recorded a postcard to his mother, who died before he gained fame; it's another testament to his power as an artist that Still Ghetto never descends into maudlin sentiments. Just like his soul forefathers, everything about Jaheim is honest and heartfelt.
|Label:||Warner Bros / Wea|
Performance CreditsJaheim Primary Artist
Christopher Farr Saxophone
Cliff Lighty Background Vocals
Peter Lord Keyboards
Malik Pendleton Background Vocals
Balewa Muhammad Background Vocals
Delvis Damon Background Vocals
Tha Rayne Background Vocals
Matt Cappy Trumpet
Eritza Laues Vocals
Duganz Track Performer
Gist Kids Background Vocals
Eric Williams Background Vocals
Mary Yvette Brown Background Vocals
Technical CreditsEddie Berkeley Producer
Dinky Bingham Producer
Cliff Lighty Vocal Coach
Darren Lighty Producer
Gene McFadden Composer
Mark Suozzo String Arrangements
Robin Hill Sample Clearance
Malik Pendleton Producer,Instrumentation
Kay Gee Producer,Executive Producer
Jaheim Hoagland Composer
"You Can Ask" Giz Producer,Engineer
Wesley Hogges Producer,Engineer
Eddie F. Producer
Stacy Gray grooming
Bruno Sutter Producer,Engineer
Eric Williams Producer,Engineer
Tommy Oliveira Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Still Ghetto based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
This album is so raw. A must have for all you hard dudes out there who know you sing when you are alone. This album has plenty of joints that a thug can sing to his shorty. They should make a new category in music: R&B Thug... and Jaheim would be the King of R&B Thug.. I know I'm buggin' out, but this cat is real.
I really enjoy this song here one reason is because,Jah and the music sounds different then what I'm use to hearing. I enjoy watching the video with the children and he couldn't have pick a better person to be in the video with him. Ms.Mary J. Blige and those beautiful children! Thank's Jah!! Missyl747 Forest Park G.A.
This CD is fantastic. Every song should be a single! I can't believe how great Jaheim's voice is. I'm definitely a fan for life!
This is the first time to my recollection that I have purchased a cd and enjoyed every track. Usually you buy one and find only one or two good songs. This is hot
This album had flava just as I knew it would. Jahiem's voice is like velvet.
Finally a CD that you can pop in and leave it. This CD is smooth. Jaheim represents today's R&B.
Jaheim, It's beautiful. This man is so amazing. All the songs on this CD were sang so stong and meaningful. Please keep it coming. I am a 37 woman, who's been looking for an artist who can sing and sing about things that are meaningful and straight up. God Bless You Jaheim...:-)
Jaheim is back on the scene with Still Ghetto. I didn't think he could outdo Ghetto Love. But Jaheim did it to me again. I felt the hits immediately as I started to play the cd. #2 Diamond in da Ruff and #5 Put That Woman First are hits just about everyone can relate to. Ooh and let me not forget "Tight Jeans". This song was both cute, funny, and realistic! (a definite success!) Let Jaheim be your slave in "Special Day" while "from sunrise to sunset, you can have it all your way, morning, noon and night." Jaheim shows us he has another side to the Gangsta Image in #12 titled Everywhere. "Everywhere" is a slow song in honor of his mother who passed away. Be careful guys cause this is a "tear jerker" He says "It's killing me softly with every heartbeat to think that you can't see how your sons living.....Hey momma....Is there an address up in heaven? I feel like dropping you this letter but it'll be returned to sender.....Did you see me on Soul Train? Dedicated the whole thing....you were floating on stage with me....It's getting colder every winter, I can't take the heat in summer, can't hardly deal with all this drama.....what's that you saying? Just keep on praying......." He is basically reaching out to his mother saying that he still needs her here with him. There was one other song I would have liked more had it not been for the language in the title, and that song is "7. Me and My B***H "
For any Woman or Man that has been in a relationship, this is the CD for you. The lyrics take you to the studio with him where he put his heart into every word in sings. He has a way with his voice like no other R&B singer.I feel the sincerity from track to track. I brought the CD April 1st and I swear I can't listen to anything else. His voice just puts me in a state of rememberance. Remembering the good and bad of love and life. Jaheim can really sing about being a good man, and sometimes bad man, the ultimate Son and Family Man, and make you love him all the same. I Wish He Was My Man!!!!!!!