The Introduction of Marcus Cooper

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The Introduction of Marcus Cooper
Studio album by Pleasure P
Released June 9, 2009 (2009-06-09)
Recorded 2007–09
Genre R&B
Length 45:36
Label Swagga, Atlantic
Producer Marcus "Pleasure P" Cooper (exec.), Craig Kallman (exec.), Bryant McKinnie (co-exec.), Adonis, Rico Love, B. Richardson, E, Earl Hood, Don Vito, Tank, D-Town, 1852 Productions, Jack Rabbit Slim, Rudy, Static Major, The Movement, Co-Stars
Pleasure P chronology
The Introduction of Marcus Cooper
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Singles from The Introduction of Marcus Cooper
  1. "Did You Wrong"
    Released: June 16, 2008
  2. "Boyfriend #2"
    Released: December 2, 2008
  3. "Under"
    Released: June 1, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
DjBooth3.5/5 stars[2]

The Introduction of Marcus Cooper is the debut studio album by American recording artist and former Pretty Ricky vocalist Pleasure P; it was released on June 9, 2009, by Swagga Entertainment and Atlantic Records.[3] The title refers to the singer's birth name.[4]

The album peaked at number 10 on the US Billboard 200 and number 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, selling 19,000 copies in its first week. As of January 2011, the album has sold over 150,000 copies nationwide.[5][6] The album was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album in the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, and the song "Under" was nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song.

Track listing[edit]

1."I'm a Beast" (featuring Yung Joc)Adonis Shropshire, Jasiel Robinson, Cris Valentine, Marcus CooperAdonis4:04
2."Boyfriend #2"Rex Zamor, Richard Butler Jr., E. Goundy II, B. Richardson, E. HoodRico Love, EHood & E23:38
3."Tender Roni (Handcuffin)"Richard Butler, Jr., R. Richard, M. CooperDon Vito & Rico Love4:12
4."Under"Durrell Babbs, A. Dixen, L. Bereal R. New, J. Franklin, T. Jones, B. Richardson, K. Stephens, Marcus CooperTank3:51
5."Let Me"Rico Love, D. Nesmith, Marcus CooperD-Town & Rico Love3:31
6."Gotta Have You"Durrell Babbs, L. Bereal, Marcus CooperTank2:50
7."Did You Wrong"R. Zamor1852 Productions4:19
8."Your Love"R. Love, D. Eden, R. Romulus, J. Jacob, M. Cooper, J. Harris, T. LewisJack Rabbit Slim & Rico Love3:30
9."Fire Lovin"Stephen Garrett, R. Sandapa, M. CooperRudy & Static Major4:10
10."Birthday Suit"J. Bunton, C. Cole, B. Richardson, Marcus CooperThe Movement4:10
11."Illusion"Stephen Garrett, R. Sandapa, Marcus CooperRudy & Static Major3:22
12."Dream in the Air"L. Bereal, B. Richardson, C. Burwell, N. Dinkins Jr, V. Colapietrio, Marcus CooperCo-Stars3:50

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
US Billboard 200[7] 10
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[8] 2