Juslisen

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Juslisen
Studio album by Musiq
Released May 7, 2002 (2002-05-07)
Recorded 2001—02
Larry Gold Studio
A Touch Of Jazz Studios
Axis Studios
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Blue Room
New Jersey
Genre R&B, neo soul
Length 76:21
Label Def Soul
Producer Ivan "Orthodox" Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins, A. Jermaine Mobley, Hakim Young, Donahue Baker, Vikter Duplaix, James Poyser, 88-Keys, Andre Harris & Vidal Davis, Keith Pelzer & Darren Henson
Musiq chronology
Aijuswanaseing
(2000)
Juslisen
(2002)
Soulstar
(2003)
Singles from Juslisen
  1. "Halfcrazy"
    Released: January 29, 2002
  2. "Dontchange"
    Released: October 29, 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars[3]
NME (6/10)[4][5]
People (favorable)[6][7]
The Press 3/4 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[9]
Yahoo! Music (favorable)[10]

Juslisen (Just Listen) is Musiq Soulchild's second album, released in 2002. It debuted on the Billboard at #1 on May 25, 2002, on both the Billboard 200 (where it spent 35 weeks, falling off on February 22, 2003) and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart, spending 48 weeks there, eventually disappearing from the tally on April 26, 2003. It was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 2003 Grammy Awards.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "scratch introlude"   Kyle Jones Scratch 0:31
2. "newness"   Taalib Johnson, Ivan Barias, Carvin Haggins Orthodox & Ransum 3:47
3. "caughtup" (featuring AAries) Taalib Johnson, Hamilton Bohannon, Ivan Barias, Carvin Haggins Orthodox & Ransum 3:26
4. "stoplayin'"   Taalib Johnson, Carvin Haggins, Andre Harris Orthodox & Ransum 4:04
5. "religious"   Carvin Haggins, Darren Henson, Keith Pelzer, Taalib Johnson, Joseph Modeliste, Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter Darren Henson, Keith Pelzer 4:18
6. "babygirl"   Taalib Johnson, Charles Najpa 88-Keys 3:33
7. "halfcrazy"   Taalib Johnson, Ivan Barias, Carvin Haggins, Francis Lai Orthodox & Ransum 4:13
8. "time"   Taalib Johnson, Ivan Barias, Carvin Haggins, Frank Romano Orthodox & Ransum 5:16
9. "future"   Taalib Johnson, Junius Bervine Junius Bervine 4:00
10. "intermission: juslisen"   Taalib Johnson, Charles Najpa, Sylvester Stewart 88-Keys 2:07
11. "realove"   Taalib Johnson, James Poyser James Poyser 4:27
12. "onenight"   Taalib Johnson, Carvin Haggins Andre Harris & Vidal Davis 4:42
13. "previouscats"   A. Jermaine Mobley, Eric Roberson A. Jermaine Mobley, Hakim Young & Donahue Baker 4:00
14. "solong"   Taalib Johnson, Ivan Barias, Carvin Haggins, Valvin Roane Orthodox & Ransum 4:15
15. "bestfriend" (featuring Carol Riddick) Taalib Johnson, Ivan Barias, Carvin Haggins Orthodox & Ransum 4:24
16. "dontchange"   Taalib Johnson, Ivan Barias, Carvin Haggins, Frank Romano Orthodox & Ransum 5:09
17. "motherfather"   Taalib Johnson, Vikter Duplaix, James Poyser James Poyser, Vikter Duplaix 4:32
18. "something"   George Harrison Orthodox & Ransum 5:08
19. "ifiwouldaknew (girlnextdoor remix)"   Taalib Johnson, Mark DeBarge, Ed Green, Carvin Haggins, Andre Harris, Etterlene Jordan, Jill Scott Orthodox & Ransum 4:32

Samples[edit]

  • "caughtup" contains a sample of "Save Their Souls", as performed by Hamilton Bohannon
  • "religious" contains a sample of "Thinking", as performed by The Meters
  • "halfcrazy" contains a sample of "Live For Life", as performed by Francis Lai
  • "intermission: juslisen" contains a sample of "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)", as performed by Sly & the Family Stone
  • "ifiwouldaknew (girlnextdoor remix)" contains a sample of "Stay With Me", as performed by DeBarge

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes[13] and Allmusic.[14]

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2002 Billboard 200 1
Preceded by
Hood Rich by Big Tymers
Billboard 200 number-one album
May 25–31, 2002
Succeeded by
P. Diddy and Bad Boy Records Presents...
We Invented the Remix, Vol. 1
by Various artists

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juslisen at AllMusic
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Los Angeles Times review
  4. ^ NME review
  5. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe
  6. ^ People review 1
  7. ^ People review 2
  8. ^ The Press review[dead link]
  9. ^ Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived July 25, 2008)
  10. ^ Yahoo! Music review[dead link]
  11. ^ Musiq Soulchild - Juslisen. Def Soul. 314 586 772
  12. ^ Soulchild, Musiq. "Juslisen". studio album. allmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  13. ^ Musiq Soulchild - Juslisen. Def Soul. 314 586 772
  14. ^ Soulchild, Musiq. "Juslisen". album credits. allmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-04-09.