No Diggity: The Very Best of Blackstreet

No Diggity: The Very Best of Blackstreet

by Blackstreet


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This compilation of the first era of Blackstreet, from its 1994 formation to its 1999 disbanding, does a good job of presenting the highlights of the vocal group's career along with some interesting obscure tracks. The song list includes most of the available chart hits by the group, the major omission being the 1999 Top Ten R&B/Top 20 pop hit "Take Me There" from the film The Rugrats Movie, credited to Blackstreet and Mya featuring Ma$e and Blinky Blink. Although the soundtrack album was on Blackstreet's then-label, Interscope, and the song appears on the group's third album, Finally, it is not included here, presumably due to some licensing conflict. Also missing, if more understandably, is Blackstreet's featured appearance on Janet Jackson's number one R&B hit "I Get Lonely," issued on Virgin Records. Otherwise, all of the group's biggest hits are featured, among them, of course, the platinum-selling title cut, "Don't Leave Me," and "Before I Let You Go." There are also album tracks such as Blackstreet's ballad treatment of the Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" and a couple of hard to find items: the non-album B-side of "No Diggity," a revival of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" that mixes in plenty of "No Diggity," and "Coming Home to You" from the soundtrack to the Spike Lee film Get on the Bus. The compilers have included much more from the group's first two albums, Blackstreet and Another Level, than from the less successful third, Finally, and that's a reasonable decision. The collection is not perfect, but it gives a good sense of Blackstreet's music of the 1990s.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/10/2003
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0606949338428
catalogNumber: 493384
Rank: 14094

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Blackstreet   Primary Artist
Karen Anderson   Vocals
Teddy Riley   Vocals,Rap
Elan   Vocals
David Williams   Rap
Shaquanna Elam   Vocals
Queen Pen   Rap
Darryl Adams   Vocals
Shannon Cooper   Vocals
Beverly Crowder   Background Vocals,Rap
Lamenga Ford   Vocals
Ja Rule   Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Jackson   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Leon Sylvers   Composer
Bill Withers   Composer
Blackstreet   Producer
Karen Anderson   Composer
Samuel Barnes   Composer
Ronald Broomfield   Composer
George Clinton   Composer
Antwone Dickey   Composer
Chauncey Hannibal   Composer,Producer
Dave Hollister   Composer
McKinley Horton   Composer
Cliff Lighty   Composer
Levi Little   Composer
Tammy Lucas   Composer
Mark Middleton   Composer
M. Riley   Composer
Markell Riley   Composer,Producer
Teddy Riley   Composer,Producer
Erick Sermon   Composer,Producer
Joseph Stonestreet   Composer
Roger   Composer
Eric Williams   Composer,Producer
A. Scott Galloway   Liner Notes
Poke   Producer
Andre Young   Composer
E. Williams   Composer
Shawn Carter   Composer
Richard Vick   Composer
Lynise Walters   Composer
Chad Hugo   Composer
Roosevelt Harrell   Composer
Drew FitzGerald   Art Direction
Wesley Hogges   Producer
William "Skylz" Stewart   Composer

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