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Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 3: Streetsoul

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Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 3: Streetsoul is the third studio album by American hip hop recording artist Guru. The project is the third entry in the Jazzmatazz series from Guru of Gang Starr fame.

Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 3: Streetsoul
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 3, 2000
Recorded1999-2000
GenreHip hop, jazz rap
Length62:13
LabelVirgin Records
ProducerGuru, Erykah Badu, Jay Dee, Victor Flowers, DJ Premier, The Neptunes, The Roots, Agallah
Guru chronology
Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality
(1995)
Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 3: Streetsoul
(2000)
Baldhead Slick & Da Click
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars link

Contents

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 Elam (Guru (rapper)) 1:05
2."Keep Your Worries" (featuring Angie Stone)Angie Stone, George Spivey, Keith Elam (Guru (rapper))DJ Scratch4:58
3."Hustlin' Daze" (featuring Donell Jones)B. Mayfield, C. Martin, C. Dewar, C. Woods, D. Coward, D. Jones, J. Cummings, J. Atkins, J. Hill, Keith Elam (Guru (rapper)), M. Dewar, R. Diggs, T. BirkettDJ Premier4:46
4."All I Said" (featuring Macy Gray)C. Hugo, Keith Elam (Guru (rapper)), N. Hinds, Pharrell WilliamsThe Neptunes4:07
5."Certified" (featuring Bilal)B. Green, Bilal, J. Yancey, Keith Elam (Guru (rapper)), Lynsey De PaulJay Dee4:40
6."Plenty" (featuring Erykah Badu)Erykah Badu, Keith Elam (Guru (rapper))Erykah Badu4:38
7."Lift Your Fist" (featuring The Roots)A. Thompson, J. Poyser, Keith Elam (Guru (rapper)), T. Trotter?uestlove3:48
8."Guidance" (featuring Amel Larrieux)A. Larrieux, Keith Elam (Guru (rapper)), L. Larrieux, M. WhiteGuru4:06
9."Interlude (Brooklyn Skit)"Keith Elam (Guru (rapper)) 0:51
10."Supa Love" (featuring Kelis)C. Hugo, Keith Elam (Guru (rapper)), Pharrell WilliamsThe Neptunes3:52
11."No More" (featuring Craig David)Craig David, Keith Elam (Guru (rapper))Guru4:03
12."Where's My Ladies?" (featuring Big Shug)C. Guy, C. Martin, Keith Elam (Guru (rapper))DJ Premier4:07
13."Night Vision" (featuring Isaac Hayes)Isaac Hayes, Keith Elam (Guru (rapper)), V. FlowersGuru3:33
14."Who's There?" (featuring Les Nubians)C. Faussart, H. Faussart, Keith Elam (Guru (rapper))Guru4:05
15."Mashin' up da World" (featuring Prodigal Sunn and Junior Reid)A. Aguilar, D. Reid, Keith Elam (Guru (rapper)), V. RuffGuru5:20
16."Timeless" (featuring Herbie Hancock)Herbie Hancock, Keith Elam (Guru (rapper)Guru4:14

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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
  • The Neptunes - Producers
  • J Dilla - Producer
  • Patrick Moxey — Executive Producer
  • Aaron Seawood — Executive Producer

ReferencesEdit