Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 3: Streetsoul

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Guru's Jazzmatazz: Streetsoul is the third solo studio album by American hip hop musician Guru. It was released on October 3, 2000 via Virgin Records as the third installment of Guru's Jazzmatazz album series. Production was handled by Gang Starr, The Neptunes, Agallah, DJ Scratch, Erykah Badu, J Dilla, The Roots and Victor Flowers.

Guru's Jazzmatazz Streetsoul
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 3, 2000 (2000-10-03)
Recorded1999–2000
Genre
Length1:02:13
LabelVirgin Records
Producer
Guru chronology
Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality
(1995)
Guru's Jazzmatazz Streetsoul
(2000)
Baldhead Slick & Da Click
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB[2]
laut.de3/5 stars[3]
The New Zealand Herald4/5 stars[4]
Now2/5[5]
RapReviews9.5/10[6]
Spin8/10[7]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[8]
Tom HullB[9]

SynopsisEdit

As the title seems to suggest, this volume featured a blend of soul with R&B. The decline in jazz inflections that made Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 popular continued on this release (the decline was already noticeable on Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality). According to Billboard's music charts, any aspersions levied by music critics against the album had little (if any) impact on its performance in the marketplace. Streetsoul outperformed previous entries significantly; it peaked at #32 and #8 on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts respectively.

As with previous releases, a host of guest performers were featured on this recording. Most of the artists are stalwarts of the neo soul and R&B scene. First-time appearances in the series were made by several contemporary acts, including Amel Larrieux, Angie Stone, Bilal, Craig David, Donell Jones, Erykah Badu, and The Roots. Veterans featured on this release include Herbie Hancock and Isaac Hayes.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Intro"Keith Edward ElamGuru1:05
2."Keep Your Worries" (featuring Angie Stone)DJ Scratch4:58
3."Hustlin' Daze" (featuring Donell Jones)
DJ Premier4:46
4."All I Said" (featuring Macy Gray)The Neptunes4:07
5."Certified" (featuring Bilal)Jay Dee4:40
6."Plenty" (featuring Erykah Badu)Erykah Badu4:38
7."Lift Your Fist" (featuring The Roots)The Roots3:48
8."Guidance" (featuring Amel Larrieux)Guru4:06
9."Interlude" (Brooklyn Skit)ElamGuru0:51
10."Supa Love" (featuring Kelis)
  • Elam
  • Hugo
  • Williams
The Neptunes3:52
11."No More" (featuring Craig David)Guru4:03
12."Where's My Ladies?" (featuring Big Shug)
Gang Starr4:07
13."Night Vision" (featuring Isaac Hayes)
  • Guru
  • Victor Flowers
3:33
14."Who's There?" (featuring Les Nubians)
  • Elam
  • Célia Faussart
  • Hélène Faussart
Guru4:05
15."Mashin' up da World" (featuring Prodigal Sunn and Junior Reid)5:20
16."Timeless" (featuring Herbie Hancock)Guru4:14
Total length:1:02:13
Sample credits

PersonnelEdit

  • ?uestlove — drummer, producer
  • Erykah Badu — vocals, producer
  • Kevin Bergen — engineer, mixing assistant
  • Big Shug — performer
  • Black Thought — vocals
  • Drew Coleman — engineer
  • DJ Premier — producer
  • Tom Coyne — mastering
  • Craig David — vocals
  • Ryan Dorn — keyboards, vocals
  • Todd Fairall — engineer
  • Tameka Foster — stylist
  • Macy Gray — vocals
  • Guru — vocals
  • Herbie Hancock — performer
  • Isaac Hayes — vocals
  • Donell Jones — vocals
  • Caleb Lambert — engineer
  • Amel Larrieux — performer
  • Amy Linden — liner notes
  • Shaun Martin — keyboards
  • Bill McMullen — art direction, design
  • Mark Mitchell — engineer
  • Les Nubians — performer
  • James Poyser — producer
  • Junior Reid — vocals
  • Eddie Sancho — engineer, mixing
  • Jon Smeltz — engineer, mixing
  • Ryan Smith — engineer
  • Tom Soares — mixing
  • Angie Stone — vocals
  • Dexter Thibou — engineer, mixing, mixing assistant
  • Pharrell Williams — producer, multi instruments
  • Chad Hugo — producer, multi instruments
  • J Dilla — producer
  • Patrick Moxey — executive producer
  • Aaron Seawood — executive producer

ChartsEdit

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[10] 32
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 22
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[12] 33
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 42
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[14] 26
Italian Albums (FIMI)[15] 36
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[16] 18
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[17] 13
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 26
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 29
US Billboard 200[20] 32
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[21] 8

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Tyrangiel, Josh (September 29, 2000). "Music Review: 'Guru's Jazzmatazz: StreetSoul'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  3. ^ Dobler, Eberhard. "Teil drei der Fusion von HipHop, Soul und Jazz vom Guru persönlich". laut.de (in German). Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  4. ^ Baillie, Russell (November 9, 2000). "Guru's Jazzmatazz: Streetsoul". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  5. ^ Galloway, Matt (October 26, 2000). "GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ". Now. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  6. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash' (October 30, 2000). "Guru :: Jazzmatazz * Streetsoul :: Virgin Records". www.rapreviews.com. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  7. ^ Smith, RJ (October 2000). "SPIN (Reviews)". SPIN. Vol. 16 no. 10. SPIN Media LLC. p. 174. ISSN 0886-3032. Retrieved January 17, 2021.CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  8. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. p. 322. ISBN 978-0-7432-0169-8.
  9. ^ Hull, Tom. "Tom Hull: Grade List: Guru". tomhull.com. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  10. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Guru's Jazzmatazz – Streetsoul" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Guru's Jazzmatazz – Streetsoul" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Guru's Jazzmatazz – Streetsoul" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Guru's Jazzmatazz – Streetsoul". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Guru's Jazzmatazz – Streetsoul" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  15. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Guru's Jazzmatazz – Streetsoul". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  16. ^ "Charts.nz – Guru's Jazzmatazz – Streetsoul". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  17. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Guru's Jazzmatazz – Streetsoul". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Guru's Jazzmatazz – Streetsoul". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Guru's Jazzmatazz – Streetsoul". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  20. ^ "Guru Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  21. ^ "Guru Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 17, 2021.

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