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Come 2 My House

Come 2 My House is the ninth studio album by American R&B/funk singer Chaka Khan released on the NPG Records label in 1998.

Come 2 My House
Chaka Khan - Come 2 My House.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 21, 1998
GenreR&B, soul, funk
ProducerChaka Khan
Howard McCrary
Robert D. Palmer
Ricky Peterson
Chaka Khan chronology
Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1
Come 2 My House
Dance Classics of Chaka Khan

Come 2 My House was Khan's first full-length album since 1992's The Woman I Am, due to the Warner Bros. Records label postponing and eventually cancelling the release of her tenth album Dare You to Love Me (1995).



The album included two single releases; "Spoon" and "Don't Talk 2 Strangers" - neither of which charted. The album however made a brief appearance on Billboard's R&B Albums chart, peaking at #49.

After first covering Prince's 1979 ballad "I Feel for You" on her 1984 album of the same name and turning it into a sample-heavy hip-hop anthem and a million-selling hit single, then recording his "Sticky Wicked" (produced by Prince himself) and "Eternity" on her 1988 album CK, followed by the recording of the track "Pain" with Prince for the Dare You to Love Me album in 1995 and earlier in 1998 appearing with both Prince and legendary bassist and composer Larry Graham (Sly & The Family Stone, Graham Central Station) to promote each of their CD's on the independent NPG label, Khan and Prince finally teamed up for their first full-length project together; Come 2 My House.

While Prince co-produced all tracks but one and also helped write five of the songs, even two of them solo, the set was very much a team effort. As Khan pointed out in the liner notes, Come 2 My House was a different album for her because it was the first time that she was not only the producer but had also composed or co-written the majority of the songs on one of her albums. During most of her career she had with a few exceptions on select albums recorded either songs written especially for her or cover versions. On Come 2 My House no less than ten out of thirteen tracks were new compositions penned by herself, either with Prince or Larry Graham, other longtime collaborators like vocalists Mark Stevens and Sandra St. Victor, Robert D. Palmer, Howard McCrary or The New Power Generation member Kirk Johnson. Two of the songs were however cover versions; Prince's "Don't Talk 2 Strangers" from 1996's Girl soundtrack and Graham Central Station's classic hit "Hair" from their eponymous 1974 album.

Among the musicians contributing were several members of The New Power Generation, such as vocalist Marva King, keyboardist Kirk Johnson, bassist Rhonda Smith, drummer/percussionist Michael Bland, the horn section Hornheadz (previously known as the NPG Hornz) as well as Prince's former wife Mayte Garcia. Rapper Queen Latifah made a special guest appearance on "Pop My Clutch".

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [1]

Despite receiving glowing reviews and wide variety - the album's funk, smooth ballads, gospel, hip-hop and bass-heavy beats were combined with Khan's lyrics, which were both seductive,(title track), spiritual, political ("Democrazy"), autobiographical ("This Crazy Life Of Mine"), provocative and humorous (I'll never open my legs again/to a man who's insecure, from "Never B Another Fool") - the Come 2 My House project was met with general indifference by musical audiences and is often regarded as Khan's second lost album.

As of 2005 it has sold 76,000 copies in United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. [4]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Come 2 My House" (Khan, McCrary, Palmer) - 4:46
  2. "Intro" - 0:32
  3. "This Crazy Life of Mine" (Khan) - 2:33
  4. "Betcha" (Khan, Stevens) - 4:30
  5. "Spoon" (Khan, McCrary, Palmer) - 3:50
  6. "Pop My Clutch" (Johnson, Khan) - 4:47
  7. "Journey 2 the Center of Your Heart" (Prince) - 4:16
  8. "I'll Never B Another Fool" (Khan, Prince, Saint Victor) - 4:13
  9. "Democrazy" (Khan) - 6:08
  10. "I Remember U" (Graham, Khan, Prince) - 4:16
  11. "Reconsider (U Betta)" (Khan, Prince) - 4:23
  12. "Don't Talk 2 Strangers" (Prince) - 3:16
  13. "Hair" (Graham) - 5:45
  14. "The Drama" (Johnson, Khan) - 6:36




  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Druy, Jonathan. "Come 2 My House (Review)". Allmusic.
  3. ^ Hardy, Ernest. "Come 2 My House (Review)". Rolling Stone.
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