Juslisen

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Juslisen
Juslisten.jpg
Studio album by Musiq
ReleasedMay 7, 2002 (2002-05-07)
Recorded2001–02
Larry Gold Studio
A Touch Of Jazz Studios
Axis Studios
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Blue Room
New Jersey
Genre
Length76:21
LabelDef Soul
Producer
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
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[2]
Los Angeles Times2.5/4 stars[3]
NME(6/10)[4][5]
People(favorable)[6][7]
The Press3/4 stars[8]
Rolling Stone4/5 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.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."scratch introlude"Kyle JonesScratch0:31
2."newness"
  • Taalib Johnson
  • Ivan Barias
  • Carvin Haggins
  • Ivan "Orthodox" Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins


3:47
3."caughtup" (featuring AAries)
  • Ivan "Orthodox" Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins


3:27
4."stoplayin'"
  • Taalib Johnson
  • Carvin Haggins
  • Andre Harris
  • Ivan "Orthodox" Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins


4:03
5."religious"
  • Darren Henson
  • Keith Pelzer
4:18
6."babygirl"
  • Taalib Johnson
  • Charles Najpa
88-Keys3:34
7."halfcrazy"
  • Ivan "Orthodox" Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins


4:14
8."time"
  • Ivan "Orthodox" Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins


5:16
9."future"
  • Taalib Johnson
  • Junius Bervine
Junius Bervine4:00
10."intermission: juslisen"
88-Keys2:07
11."realove"
  • Taalib Johnson
  • James Poyser
James Poyser4:27
12."onenight"
  • Taalib Johnson
  • Carvin Haggins
  • Andre Harris
  • Vidal Davis
4:41
13."previouscats"
  • A. Jermaine Mobley
  • Hakim Young
  • Donahue Baker
4:00
14."solong"
  • Ivan "Orthodox" Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins


4:14
15."bestfriend" (featuring Carol Riddick)
  • Taalib Johnson
  • Ivan Barias
  • Carvin Haggins
  • Ivan "Orthodox" Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins


4:23
16."dontchange"
  • Taalib Johnson
  • Ivan Barias
  • Carvin Haggins
  • Frank Romano
  • Ivan "Orthodox" Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins


5:08
17."motherfather"
  • Taalib Johnson
  • Vikter Duplaix
  • James Poyser
  • James Poyser
  • Vikter Duplaix
4:31
18."Something"George Harrison
  • Ivan "Orthodox" Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins


5:08
19."ifiwouldaknew (girlnextdoor remix)"
  • Ivan "Orthodox" Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins


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]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[15] 97
US Billboard 200[16] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[17] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[18] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

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 Archived October 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "Rolling Stone review". Archived from the original on 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2008-07-25.
  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.
  15. ^ "Musiq | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart.
  16. ^ "Musiq (Soulchild) Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Musiq (Soulchild) Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "American album certifications – Musiq – Juslisen". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.