Ghetto Classics

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Ghetto Classics
Jaheim - Ghetto Classics.jpg
Studio album by Jaheim
Released February 14, 2006
Recorded 2004–05
Genre R&B
Label Divine Mill Records, Warner Bros.
Producer Bink!, Scott Storch
Jaheim chronology
Still Ghetto
Ghetto Classics
The Makings of a Man
Singles from Ghetto Classics
  1. "Everytime I Think About Her"
    Released: 2005
  2. "The Chosen One"
    Released: 2006
  3. "I Ain't Never"
    Released: 2006
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (67/100) [1]
Review scores
Source Rating 4.5/5 stars [2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars [3]
Entertainment Weekly C− [4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars [9]
People 3.5/4 stars [5]
PopMatters 5/10 stars [6]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [7]
Stylus Magazine B- [8]
Uncut 3/5 stars [1]
USA Today 3/4 stars [10]
Vibe 4/5 stars [1]

Ghetto Classics is Jaheim's third album with Warner Bros. Records. The album is the follow-up to his two well established platinum records. The album was released in February 2006, and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling 153,000 copies in its first week of release. Shortly after it quickly fell down the charts. Still, the album was the first R&B #1 album of the year (Mary J. Blige's The Breakthrough and Jamie Foxx's Unpredictable were released in late 2005 and hit #1 in early 2006). The album has spawned the moderate hit "Everytime I Think about Her", featuring Jadakiss. Although the album stayed on the album charts for only thirteen weeks, it was certified Gold on March 21, 2006.

As with Jaheim's previous platinum selling albums, production & songwriting duties were handled by Super Producer and Jaheim's label owner Kaygee (formerly DJ of Naughty by Nature) & Terence "Tramp Baby" Abney, Darren Lighty & DJ Eddie F (formerly DJ of Heavy D & The Boyz) & Balewa Muhammad, as well as newcomers The Co-Stars.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Chosen One" (Bernard Belle / Keir Gist / Cliff Lighty / Balewa Muhammad)
  2. "Everytime I Think about Her" (featuring Jadakiss) (R. Harrell / J.C. Phillips)
  3. "Daddy Thing" (Keir Gist / Balewa Muhammad)
  4. "Forgetful" (Scott Storch)
  5. "Like A DJ" (Terence "Tramp Baby" Abney / Keir Gist / Eritza Laues / Darren Lighty / Balewa Muhammad)
  6. "Friend" (featuring Styles P)(Terence "Tramp Baby" Abney / Thom Bell / Keir Gist / William "Poogie" Hart / Balewa Muhammad)
  7. "I Ain't Never" (Jaheim)
  8. "125th" (Jaheim Hoagland / Melvin Lewis / Larry Roberts / Sylvia Robinson / Eric Williams)
  9. "Masterpiece" (Melvin Lewis / Eric Williams)
  10. "Conversation" (Jaheim)
  11. "Come Over" (Wesley Hogges / Harry Jordan / Eric Williams)

Preceded by
Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George
by Jack Johnson & Friends
Billboard 200 number-one album
February 26, 2006 - March 4, 2006
Succeeded by
High School Musical Soundtrack


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