Ollusion

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Ollusion
Studio album by Omarion
Released January 12, 2010 (2010-01-12)
Recorded 2008–2009
Genre R&B, Urban
Length 38:08
Label EMI, Capitol, StarrWorld Entertainment, MusicWorks
Producer Omarion (exec.), Chris Stokes (also exec.), Song Dynasty, Tha Drummahz, 253, Battle Roy, Marques Houston, T-Pain, MaddScientist
Omarion chronology
Face Off
(2007)
Ollusion
(2010)
Sex Playlist
(2014)
Singles from Ollusion
  1. "I Get It In"
    Released: November 24, 2009
  2. "Speedin'"
    Released: January 12, 2010
  3. "Last Night (Kinkos)"
    Released: May 11, 2010

Ollusion is the third studio album from R&B singer Omarion on EMI.[1] The album was released January 12, 2010. This is Omarion's first solo album with the Parental Advisory label on it.[2] The album sold 21,200 copies its first week.[3]

Background[edit]

Omarion asked for a release from Sony BMG in early 2009, in mid-August he was announced on the roster of Lil Wayne's label Young Money Entertainment. After rumors surfaced that he was dropped for leaking "I Get It In" later that week it was proven to be false as an interview with Lil Wayne[4] himself he stated that it was 'just business' and Omarion asked for the release. He ultimately released Ollusion on his own imprint, StarrWorld Entertainment.[5]

Singles[edit]

"I Get It In" featuring rapper Gucci Mane, was released as the lead single from Ollusion on November 24, 2009. The song was previously recorded with Lil Wayne but re-recorded and released featuring Gucci Mane, because he had left the rapper's record label Young Money Entertainment[6][7] The song as co-written by American singer-songwriter Tank, in collaboration with Omarion and J. Valentine, and produced by the duo Song Dynasty. The song peaked at number 83 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and number 20 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Original version of the song peaked at number 89 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Speedin'" was released January 12, 2010 as the second single. The song as written by Omarion and group 253 (Derek "D.C." Clark, Michael "M.I." Cole, Emmanuel "Peanut" Frayer and Chris "Breez" Fuller), and produced by the same. The song debuted at number 73 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and number 5 on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles. "Last Night (Kinkos)", was released May 11, 2010 as the third single. It debuted at number 88 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Official remix for the song features West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg.

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 71/100[8]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[9]
Billboard favorable[10]
The New York Times mixed[11]

Ollusion received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 71, which indicates "generally favorable reviews", based on 4 reviews.[8] Allmusic's editor Andy Kellman found it "Almost all of these beats would be classified as snapping, slapping, or smacking before banging, flecked with details yet simultaneously somewhat half-assed-sounding. Given the number of partially detached vocals, filled with android-in-heat impersonations, clipped-phrase drop-ins, and messing around, it’s as if Omarion wanted to make a concerted attempt to downplay his vocal ability, which only adds to the album’s weird, teasing charm.".[9] Monica Herrera of Billboard magazine wrote that the album "The set come off more like a bid for street cred than maturation. Lyrics full of hip-hop bravado over dirty, and distortion-heavy beats. But when Omarion reaches for the high notes, he shines like a seasoned star.".[10] Jon Caramanica of The New York Times wrote that "Clunky lyrics are everywhere, undoing some of the progress Omarion has made. The otherwise lovely “Speedin’,” Omarion’s most convincing song here.".[11]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 19 on the US Billboard 200 and number seven on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, with first-week sales of 19,300 copies in the United States, far below his last album, which also debuted at number one with 188,000 copies.[12] Ollusion sold 78,000 copies as of May 4, 2012.[13]

Track listing[edit]

Track list credits adapted from Allmusic.[14]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Get It In" (featuring Gucci Mane) Durrell Babbs, Omari Grandberry, J. Valentine Song Dynasty 3:08
2. "Last Night (Kinkos)"   Noel "Detail" Fisher, Grandberry Tha Drummahz 3:08
3. "Hoodie" (featuring Jay Rock) Derek "D.C." Clark, Michael "M.I." Cole, Emmanuel "Peanut" Frayer, Chris "Breez" Fuller, Grandberry, Johnny McKenzie, Chris Stokes 253 3:35
4. "What Do You Say"   Roy Battle, Chris Brown, Grandberry, Beat Syndicate Battle Roy 3:39
5. "Speedin'"   Clark, Cole, Frayer, Fuller, Grandberry, Stokes 253 4:24
6. "Temptation"   Clark, Cole, Frayer, Fuller, Grandberry, Stokes 253 3:40
7. "Sweet Hangover"   Mitch Cohn, Fisher, Grandberry T-Pain 3:23
8. "Thee Interlude" (with Marques Houston) Grandberry, Houston, Stokes Houston 1:09
9. "Wet"   Grandberry, Houston, Stokes Houston 5:40
10. "I Think My Girl is Bi"   Grandberry MaddScientist 4:04
11. "Code Red"   Clark, Cole, Frayer, Fuller, Grandberry, Stokes 253 2:32
Total length:
38:08

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Ollusion adapted from Allmusic.[15]

Chart positions[edit]

Yearly charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 19
US R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3
US Independent Albums 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Omarion Parts Ways With Young Money | News". VH1.com. 2009-08-20. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Ollusion: Omarion: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  3. ^ Jacobs, Allen (2010-01-20). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 1/17/2010". Hiphopdx.com. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  4. ^ "Video: Lil Wayne Speaking On Omarion Leaving Young Money! "Nothing To Do With Leaked Records" + No Death Of Auto Tune For Him! (Says He Was Thinking Of Doing Album Called "Rebirth Of Auto-Tune")". Worldstarhiphop.com. 2009-10-14. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  5. ^ "Video: Omarion On Why He Didn't Sign With Lil Wayne's Record Label "Young Money'!". Worldstarhiphop.com. 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  6. ^ http://www.xclusiveszone.net/2009/08/lil-wayne-soo-woop-i-get-it-in-ft.html
  7. ^ http://innthebasement.com/index.php/2009/08/20/omarion-kicked-out-of-young-money-for-song-leak/
  8. ^ a b "Ollusion Reviews, Ratings, Credits and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  9. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "Review: Ollusion". Allmusic. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Herrera, Monica. "Review: Omarion, Ollusion". Billboard. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b Caramanica, Jon. "Critics' Choice - New CDs". The New York Times. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  12. ^ http://randb.about.com/b/2007/01/03/omarions-21-is-no-1.htm
  13. ^ "Rick Ross Has 'Clinical Direction' To New Signings, Says Def Jam President - The Juice" (in Chinese). Billboard. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  14. ^ Track list credits from Ollusion.
  15. ^ Ollusion's personnel credits