The Rebirth

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The Rebirth
Bobby Valentino - The Rebirth.jpg
Studio album by Bobby V
Released February 10, 2009 (2009-02-10)
Recorded 2007–2008
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 64:26
Label Blu Kolla Dreams, EMI
Producer Tim & Bob, Raphael Saadiq, LOS Da Mystro, Leland "Big Fruit" Clopton, Bill Jabr, The Co-Captains,Jevon Hill, Rondeau "Duke" Williams
Bobby V chronology
Come with Me
(2008)Come with Me2008
The Rebirth
Fly on the Wall
(2011)Fly on the Wall2011
Singles from The Rebirth
  1. "Beep"
    Released: October 7, 2008
  2. "Hands On Me"
    Released: 2009

The Rebirth (originally titled Underground Love[1]) is the third studio album from R&B singer Bobby V. It was released on February 10, 2009. The album is V's first to be released through his record label Blu Kolla Dreams,[2] and debuted at number seven on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 64,000 copies in its first week. The first single "Beep" reached 55 on the billboard 100 and 6 on the R&B and Hip-Hop his chart, the second single "Hands On Me" reached number 56.[3]


After V's sophomore disc, Special Occasion, was scarcely supported by his soon-to-be-former label, it was clearly time to re-envision his career. The introspection and soul-searching resulted in The Rebirth. Alongside producers LOS Da Maestro, Raphael Saadiq, Big Fruit and long-time collaborators Tim & Bob, the album, which revolves around relationships, offers a mature effort that will both please loyal fans and win over fickle critics.[4] The album's lead single, "Beep" featuring Yung Joc, was released via iTunes on October 7, 2008 and details the joys of adventurous sex. Bobby notes,

Bobby was especially honored to work with Grammy Award-winner Raphael Saadiq, who produced "Just Me & You" for the project, which covers Saadiq's 1991 hit "Just Me and You." Bobby beams:

Tim & Bob crafted "3 Is the New 2," a Jodeci-tinged joint playing on the phrase "30 is the new 20." On working with the duo Bobby explains:

Additional tracks include "Hands on Me," about a desperate attempt to remain faithful despite a very tempting dalliance, the mid-tempo ballad "Butterfly Tattoo," which evokes '80s Prince, complete with synthesized accents and an electric guitar solo, and the ballad "Give Me Your Heart," on which Bobby takes listeners to church with divine chords and an evangelical falsetto.

The Rebirth also marks V's production debut with the track "Make You Say," inspired by the hook he wrote and sings on Lil Wayne's hit "Mrs. Officer."[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "The Rebirth" (featuring Dottie Peoples) Bobby Wilson, Jevon Hill 1:16
2. "Make You the Only One" Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson, Bobby Wilson 4:23
3. "Hands on Me" Wilson, Jevon Hill, Carlos McKinney, Natalie Walker, F. Fluerimond, Jerrett Washington 4:18
4. "My Girl" Wilson, Jevon Hill 3:50
5. "Butterfly Tattoo" Wilson, Hill, McKinney, Walker, Fluerimond, Washington 3:58
6. "Just Me & You" (featuring Raphael Saadiq) Saadiq, Wilson 3:53
7. "Beep" (featuring Yung Joc) Robinson, Wilson, Leland Clopton, Courtney Stewart 4:10
8. "3 Is the New 2" Kelley, Robinson, Wilson 4:38
9. "Make You Say" Wilson, Bill Jabr 4:02
10. "Be My Love" Wilson, Hill, Daen Simmons, Jeremy McIntyre 4:10
11. "Dance The Night Away" (Interlude) Wilson, Hill, McIntyre 1:43
12. "On the Edge" Kelley, Robinson, Wilson 4:11
13. "You're Not Alone" Wilson, Jabr 4:28
14. "Stay With Me" Wilson, Michelle Taylor, Rondeau Williams 4:30
15. "Another Life" Wilson, Jabr 6:08
16. "Give Me Your Heart" Kelley, Robinson, Wilson 4:40
17. "Your Smile" (featuring Lil Wayne; iTunes Bonus Track) Kelley, Robinson, D. Carter, Wilson 4:29
18. "Why?" (Japan Bonus Track[6]) Kelley, Robinson 4:26

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (year) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200[7] 7
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[7] 1