Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 3: Streetsoul

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Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 3: Streetsoul
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Studio album by Guru
Released October 3, 2000
Recorded 1999-2000
Genre Hip hop, Jazz rap
Length 62:13
Label Virgin Records
Producer Guru, Erykah Badu, Jay Dee, Victor Flowers, DJ Premier, The Neptunes, The Roots, Agallah
Guru chronology
Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality
(1995)Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality1995
Jazzmatazz, Vol. 3: Streetsoul
(2000)
Baldhead Slick & Da Click
(2001)Baldhead Slick & Da Click2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link

Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 3: Streetsoul is the third studio album by American hip hop recording artist Guru. The project is the third entry in the Jazzmatazz series from Guru of Gang Starr fame.

Synopsis[edit]

As the title seems to suggest, this volume featured a blend of Soul with R&B. The decline in Jazz inflections that made Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 popular continued on this release (the decline was already noticeable on Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality.) According to Billboard's music charts, any aspersions levied by music critics against the album had little (if any) impact on its performance in the marketplace. Streetsoul outperformed previous entries significantly; it peaked at #32 and #8 on the Billboard 200 and "Top R&B / Hip Hop Albums" charts respectively.

As with previous releases, a host of guest performers were featured on this recording. Most of the artists are stalwarts of the neo soul and R&B scene. First-time appearances in the series were made by several contemporary acts, including Amel Larrieux, Angie Stone, Bilal, Craig David, Donell Jones, Erykah Badu, and The Roots. Veterans featured on this release include Herbie Hancock and Isaac Hayes.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   1:05
2. "Keep Your Worries" (featuring Angie Stone) DJ Scratch 4:58
3. "Hustlin' Daze" (featuring Donell Jones) DJ Premier 4:46
4. "All I Said" (featuring Macy Gray) The Neptunes 4:07
5. "Certified" (featuring Bilal) Jay Dee 4:40
6. "Plenty" (featuring Erykah Badu) Erykah Badu 4:38
7. "Lift Your Fist" (featuring The Roots) ?uestlove 3:48
8. "Guidance" (featuring Amel Larrieux) Guru 4:06
9. "Interlude (Brooklyn Skit)"   0:51
10. "Supa Love" (featuring Kelis) The Neptunes 3:52
11. "No More" (featuring Craig David) Guru 4:03
12. "Where's My Ladies?" (featuring Big Shug) DJ Premier 4:07
13. "Night Vision" (featuring Isaac Hayes) Guru 3:33
14. "Who's There?" (featuring Les Nubians) Guru 4:05
15. "Mashin' up da World" (featuring Prodigal Sunn and Junior Reid) Guru 5:20
16. "Timeless" (featuring Herbie Hancock) Guru 4:14

Personnel[edit]

  •  ?uestlove—Drummer, Producer
  • Erykah Badu — Vocals, Producer
  • Kevin Bergen — Engineer, Mixing Assistant
  • Big Shug — Performer
  • Black Thought — Vocals
  • Drew Coleman — Engineer
  • DJ Premier — Producer
  • Tom Coyne — Mastering
  • Craig David — Vocals
  • Ryan Dorn — Keyboards, Vocals
  • Todd Fairall — Engineer
  • Tameka Foster — Stylist
  • Macy Gray — Vocals
  • Guru — Vocals
  • Herbie Hancock — Performer
  • Isaac Hayes — Vocals
  • Donell Jones — Vocals
  • Caleb Lambert — Engineer
  • Amel Larrieux — Performer
  • Amy Linden — Liner Notes
  • Shaun Martin — Keyboards
  • Bill McMullen — Art Direction, Design
  • Mark Mitchell — Engineer
  • Les Nubians — Performer
  • James Poyser — Producer
  • Junior Reid — Vocals
  • Eddie Sancho — Engineer, Mixing
  • Jon Smeltz — Engineer, Mixing
  • Ryan Smith — Engineer
  • Tom Soares — Mixing
  • Angie Stone — Vocals
  • Dexter Thibou — Engineer, Mixing, Mixing Assistant
  • Pharrell Williams - Producer, Multi Instruments
  • Chad Hugo - Producer, Multi Instruments
  • The Neptunes - Producers
  • J Dilla - Producer
  • Patrick Moxey — Executive Producer
  • Aaron Seawood — Executive Producer