Baby Makin' Music

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Baby Makin' Music
Studio album by The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley, a/k/a Mr. Biggs
Released May 9, 2006
Recorded 2005–2006
Genre Rhythm and blues/urban adult contemporary/soul
Length N/A
Label Def Soul Classics
Producer Tim & Bob, Ronald Isley, Troy Taylor, R. Kelly, Gordon Chambers, Manuel Seal, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox
The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley, a/k/a Mr. Biggs chronology
Body Kiss
(2003)
Baby Makin' Music
(2006)

Baby Makin' Music is the 30th album released by The Isley Brothers on the Def Soul Classics imprint on May 9, 2006. Their first for the Def Jam-affiliated label, the album peaked at No. 5 on the album charts based on the R&B chart success of the first single, "Just Came Here to Chill", and the R. Kelly duet, "Blast Off", which is the only collaboration with Kelly on the album, after single-handedly producing their last album, Body Kiss. Other producers included Gordon Chambers, Jermaine Dupri, Tim & Bob and Manuel Seal. Except for two songs ("Forever Mackin'" and the suggestive "Give It to You"), much of this album is dedicated in love to Ronald Isley's new wife, Kandy Johnson, of his background singing group, JS (Johnson Sisters). He even steadfastly claims in "Just Came Here to Chill" that he's not into playing the Mr. Biggs part and he's "just Ronald Isley" while the couple decided to spend time together at home. The album closer, "You Help Me Write This Song", which was co-written by Isley, was played at his and Johnson's September 2005 wedding.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You're My Star" (Kelley/Robinson/Mayfield)
  2. "Blast Off" featuring R. Kelly (Kelly)
  3. "Just Came Here to Chill" (Taylor/Chambers/Isley)
  4. "Gotta Be With You" (Dupri/Cox/Austin)
  5. "Pretty Woman" (Kelley/Robinson)
  6. "Forever Mackin'" (Dupri/Cox/Austin)
  7. "Show Me" (Seal)
  8. "Give It to You" (Seal)
  9. "Beautiful" (Dupri/Seal/Austin)
  10. "Heaven Hooked Us Up" (Taylor/Lewis/Nkhereanye/Isley)
  11. "You Help Me Write This Song" (Taylor/Lewis/Nkhereanye/Salter/Isley)

Personnel[edit]

  • Ronald Isley: vocals, background vocals, producer, executive producer
  • Ernie Isley: electric and acoustic guitars
  • Kandy Isley: background vocals
  • Tim Kelley: bass, keyboards, drums, background vocals, arrangements, producer
  • Bob Robinson: keyboards, arrangements, producer
  • R. Kelly: vocals, background vocals, arrangements, producer
  • Jermaine Dupri: raps, producer
  • Johnta Austin: background vocals
  • Manuel Seal: multi-instruments, background vocals, producer
  • Troy Taylor: multi-instruments, arrangements, producer
  • Ezekiel "Zeke" Lewis: producer, background vocals
  • Sam Salter: background vocals
  • Tyran "Ty Ty" Smith: executive producer

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