I Gotta Make It

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I Gotta Make It
I Gotta Make It.jpg
Studio album by Trey Songz
Released July 26, 2005 (2005-07-26)
Recorded 2004–2005
Genre
Length 57:58
Label Atlantic
Producer
Trey Songz chronology
I Gotta Make It
(2005)
Trey Day
(2007)
Singles from I Gotta Make It
  1. "Gotta Make It"
    Released: November 23, 2004
  2. "Gotta Go"
    Released: July 9, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Vibe 3.5/5 stars[2]

I Gotta Make It is the debut studio album by American R&B recording artist Trey Songz. It was released on July 26, 2005, by Atlantic Records. The album features guest appearances from Twista, Aretha Franklin, Juvenile and T.I. (iTunes Bonus Track). The album debuted at number 20 on the US Billboard 200 chart.

Track listing[edit]

Unless Otherwise Indicated, Information is taken from Liner Notes and Discogs.com[3] Tracks 1-6 & 8-17: Vocals produced by Trey Songz
Tracks 5-7, 10 & 12: Vocals produced by Troy Taylor
Tracks 2-6, 8-10 & 12-17 feature Background Vocals performed by Trey Songz & Troy Taylor

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "A Message from Aretha" (Vocals performed by Aretha Franklin)
(Instruments played by Troy Taylor)
Music arranged by Troy Taylor Troy Taylor
(All Instruments & Vocals)
0:31
2. "Gotta Make It" (featuring Twista)
(Additional Instruments played by Troy Taylor & Kookie)
(Sampled Background Vocals: The Ebonys[4])
Tremaine "Trey Songz" Neverson, Carl "Twista" Mitchell, Harold Lilly, Troy Taylor, Kim "Kookie" Hoglund, Leon Huff
  • Kookie
    (All Instruments)
  • Troy Taylor
    (All Instruments & Vocals)
4:03
3. "Cheat on You" (Additional Instruments played & arranged by Troy Taylor) Tremaine "Trey Songz" Neverson, Troy Taylor, Delante "Butta" Murphy, Felton Pilate Troy Taylor
(All Instruments & Vocals)
3:46
4. "Gotta Go" (Lead Vocals performed by Trey Songz)
(Guitar: Eric Walls)
(Additional Instruments played & arranged by Troy Taylor)
Tremaine "Trey Songz" Neverson, Troy Taylor, Marvin E. Smith Troy Taylor
(All Instruments & Vocals)
4:07
5. "Ooo"   Tremaine "Trey Songz" Neverson, Troy Taylor, Dana Hammond, Balewa Muhammad, Mischke Butler, Robert Waller, Sly Jordan, Warryn Campbell, Christopher "Deep" Henderson
3:38
6. "All The Ifs" (Background Vocals performed by Ezekiel Lewis) Tremaine "Trey Songz" Neverson, Troy Taylor, Robert Waller, Sly Jordan, Ezekiel Lewis Scott Storch (Music) 5:05
7. "Ur Behind" (Instruments: Bei Maejor)
(Background Vocals performed by Trey Songz & Fynch Moneybaggz)
Tremaine "Trey Songz" Neverson, Rion Jones, Delante "Butta" Murphy, Brandon "Bei Maejor" Green
  • Bei Maejor
    (All Instruments)
  • Trey Songz
    (All Vocals & Instruments)
3:19
8. "From a Woman's Hand" (Background Vocals performed by Ezekiel Lewis)
(Instruments played & arranged by Michael Me & Troy Taylor)
Tremaine "Trey Songz" Neverson, Troy Taylor, Ezekiel Lewis, Michael Ameen
  • Troy Taylor
    (All Instruments & Vocals)
  • Michael Me (Co.)
3:44
9. "Kinda Lovin'" (Music arranged by Troy Taylor)
(Guitar: Rick "Star" Williams)
(Other Instruments played by Troy Taylor)
Tremaine "Trey Songz" Neverson, Troy Taylor, Rick "Star" Williams Troy Taylor
(All Instruments & Vocals)
3:39
10. "Comin' for You" (Guitar: Mike Hartnett)
(Keyboards: Dave Robbins)
(Bass played by Stuart Johnson)
(Horns played by Hornz Unlimited)
(Music Programming & Drums: Organized Noize)
Tremaine "Trey Songz" Neverson, Troy Taylor, Delante "Butta" Murphy, Organized Noize
3:55
11. "Just Wanna Cut (Prelude)" (Piano[5] & Instruments played by Troy Taylor) Troy Taylor Troy Taylor
(All Instruments & Vocals)
0:46
12. "Just Wanna Cut"   Tremaine "Trey Songz" Neverson, Troy Taylor, Jasper Murray, Delante "Butta" Murphy, Jonathan "J.R." Rotem J.R. Rotem (Music) 3:57
13. "In the Middle" (Background Vocals performed by Ezekiel Lewis & Shawn "St. Ranger" Harris)
(Instruments played & arranged by Steffon Reed & Troy Taylor)
Tremaine "Trey Songz" Neverson, Troy Taylor, The BeatBanggahz, Shawn "St. Ranger" Harris, Ezekiel Lewis
  • The BeatBanggahz
    (All Instruments)
  • Greg "Buggyeye" Desilus
    (of The BeatBanggahz)
  • Steffon "SteffNasty" Reed (of The BeatBanggahz)
  • Troy Taylor
    (All Instruments & Vocals)
4:00
14. "Make Love Tonight" (Guitar: Frank Ramonoe)
(Other Instruments played by Troy Taylor)
(Music arranged by Troy Taylor)
Tremaine "Trey Songz" Neverson, Troy Taylor Troy Taylor
(All Instruments & Vocals)
4:16
15. "Hatin' Love" (Instruments played & arranged by Michael Me & Troy Taylor) Tremaine "Trey Songz" Neverson, Troy Taylor, Ezekiel Lewis, Michael Ameen
  • Troy Taylor
    (All Instruments & Vocals)
  • Michael Me (Co.)
3:3
16. "Gotta Go (Reprise)"   Tremaine "Trey Songz" Neverson, Troy Taylor, Marvin E. Smith Troy Taylor
(All Instruments & Vocals)
2:29
17. "Gotta Make It (Remix)" (featuring Aretha Franklin and Juvenile)
(Instruments played by Ron G)
Tremaine "Trey Songz" Neverson, Troy Taylor, Harold Lilly, Kim "Kookie" Hoglund, Leon Huff, Terius "Juvenile" Gray
  • Ron G
    (All Instruments)
  • Troy Taylor
    (All Instruments & Vocals)
4:13
Sample Credits
  • "Gotta Make It" Contains elements from "It's Forever" performed by The Ebonys.
  • "Cheat On You" Contains elements from "(Let Me Put) Love On Your Mind" performed by Con Funk Shun.
  • "Gotta Go" & "Gotta Go (Reprise)" Contains elements from "Child" performed by 21st Century.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[6] 20
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[6] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Vibe review
  3. ^ Songz, Trey. "I Gotta Make It" (CD, Album, Enhanced). Atlantic. 2005. https://www.discogs.com/Trey-Songz-I-Gotta-Make-It/release/3274878
  4. ^ Trey Songz & Twista. "Gotta Make It Lyrics". Genius.com. http://genius.com/Trey-songz-gotta-make-it-lyrics
  5. ^ Songz, Trey. "Just Wanna Cut (Prelude)". Genius.com. http://genius.com/Trey-songz-just-wanna-cut-prelude-lyrics
  6. ^ a b "Artist Chart History - Trey Songz - Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 2009-04-07.