Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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This is your 'final warning', don't sleep on this album!
lilman | Macon, GA USA | 01/08/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"100% is filled with ballads and midtempo tracks, but is still good despite its lack of uptempo tracks. Most of the production comes from the phat beat-maker Timbaland. His beats are so original and brings out the songs well. Some exceptional tracks are "Wait A Minute" and "None Of Ur Friends Business", songs about listening to your man instead of your friends, "No.1 Fan", self-explainatory, and "Final Warning", the duet w/ Aaliyah which is more like an arguement than a song. Ginuwine has nice vocal skills and shows them off in the remake of the song "She's Out Of My Life". The album is packed with energy and straight-to-the-point lyrics, including the hit singles "What's So Different" and "So Anxious". So if you liked his debut, then you'll love the sophomore."
Josephll | CET | 05/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ginuwine second album named "100% Ginuwine" follows the bluprint of debut album "The Bachelor" and is almost as good. Tim "Timbaland" Mosley produced this album aswell, and the result shows when one of the greatest producers teams up with one of the gratetest performers. Ginuwine was so popular at the time that he could turn anything to gold. Just like on his debut there is a mix of Uptempo and Slow Jams here and there is also a obligatory cover of one of his hero's, This time around, Michael Jackson. Although "The Bachelor" is slightly better, Timbaland had matured as a producer and was even more innovative here, Infact he penned all songs but 2.
Apart from the first two songs that are interludes, somewhat, it starst for real with song number 3. "What's So Diffrent", a trademark Timbaland song with cool beats and fast pace. The song is about infedelity and has this angry sort of feeling all over it. Not surprising, it became a hit. "So Anxious", a slow jam that also was single released. "None of Our Friend's Business" goes one step further, it's defenitely one of his best ballads with memorable lyrics and great emotion. "Wait a Minute" is a decent midtempo and "I Know" a uptempo love song. "Do You Remember" Once again a slow jam that gioves great balance between ballads and uptempos. "No #1 Fan" a party song, but not among his best songs.
"Final Warning" is continues the trend, but feautures the late Aaliyah that also was a Timbaland protege. The duet could have been better but alright nonetheless. "I'm Crying Out" a midtempo song where a woman is slowly whispering words in the backround. "Two Sides Of The Story", one of his best ballads, unfortunately not a single but very good. "Same Ol'G" a uptempo, is perhaps my favorite Ginuwine song of this album, the song deals with self esteem and being yourslf no matter what people think of you. "All Nite, All Day" is a decent slow jam, perhaps the most seductive. "Toe 2 Toe" is a party jam, nothing special though. The album closes with song 16, that is a cover of MJ's 1980 hit "She's Out Of My Life", Not the easiest MJ song to interpret but Ginuwine makes a good cover out of it.
Overall, Ginuwine makes another great R%B album and at this point he's one of the greatest performers of the game. He and Tim, continues with the same path as on the debut albut and it works just fine. It isn't 100% flawless, but most songs are good and the collaboration between the two should defenitely have continued further. There are a few songs too many (16) but it's a 4'5 to 5 star album nonetheless. If you like good R&B, then get this for sure."
The Same Ol G...
Enlightened | Atlanta Georgia | 11/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ginuwine released his sophomore album in 1999, and it was widely accepted by fans and critics alike and for good reason. This album, produced by the incredible super producer Timbaland, is nearly flawless in execution. The singing is superb, the backdrops are knocking, the songwriting is fitting. This is just one of those albums that is memorable and sort of a sign of the times. Very soulful yet very futuristic. Ginuwine has considerably fallen off after this album, understandably, as he broke off from Timbo (mistake!). But on this album he was at his peak. The album had 4 singles, None Of Ur Friends Business-What's So Different-Same Ol G-So Anxious, all of them bonafide hits and fans had many favorites including the greatness of Do You Remember or the collaboration with R&B princess Aaliyah(greatness never fades!) Final Warning.
Ginuwine and Timbaland had the magic on this album and it showed in sales and reviews. His first MAY be better but this one is more likable and accessible, a classic of 99 and now. R&B fans should get this however possible; it's worth it."