'Bout It (Jesse Powell album)

'Bout It
Jesse Powell - 'Bout It album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 8, 1998 (1998-09-08)[1]
GenreR&B
Length46:02
Label
Producer
Jesse Powell chronology
Jesse Powell
(1996)
'Bout It
(1998)
JP
(2001)
Singles from 'Bout It
  1. "I Wasn't with It"
    Released: July 28, 1998[3]
  2. "You"
    Released: February 2, 1999[4]
  3. "'Bout It, 'Bout It"
    Released: 1999

'Bout It is the second studio album by American singer Jesse Powell. It was released by Silas Records on September 8, 1998 in the United States.[1] It was Powell's first album to chart on the US Billboard 200, peaking at number 63.[5] For sales in excess of 500,000 copies, 'Bout It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on June 8, 1999.[6] Three singles were released from the album, including "I Wasn't with It", "You" and "'Bout It, 'Bout It". "You" is Powell's only hit to date on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 10 in 1999.[5]

Critical reception[]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Allmusic or Craig Lytle found that 'Bout It "isn't a gem but is generally decent. The singer doesn't incorporate an abundance of rapping (something many jeep soulsters were doing), but his producers do favor a very hip-hop-ish production style on "Up and Down," "I Wasn't with It," and other selections. Powell doesn't provide anything for the dancefloor – most of the time, he gets into a comfortable medium-tempo groove, whether he's being romantic or overtly sexual. Not a remarkable CD, but competent and usually likable."[1]

Track listing[]

'Bout It — Standard ion
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."I Wasn't with It"
  • Eric Jackson
  • Joey Elias
  • Jonathon Robinson
  • Jackson
  • Elias
  • Jon-John
4:21
2."I Can Tell"
  • Darryl "88" Young
  • John Sebastian
  • Kenny "Smoove" Kornegay
  • Mark Sebastian
  • Sam Salter
  • Steve Boone
  • Thabiso Nkhereanye
  • Kornegay
  • Young[a]
4:42
3."She Wasn't Last Night"R. Jerkins5:02
4."'Bout It, 'Bout It"Mark J. FeistFeist3:51
5."Are You Missin' My Love?"
  • F. Jerkins
  • Japhe Tejeda
  • Jesse Powell
  • Daniels
F. Jerkins4:55
6."Up and Down"
F. Jerkins4:46
7."You Should Know"
  • Dwight Sills
  • London Jones
  • Sills
  • L.D.J.
4:22
8."You're the One I Love"
  • Ashley Ingram
  • Powell
  • Rachel "Jehrome" Shepard
  • Ingram
  • Powell[a]
4:17
9."You"
  • Carl Roland
  • Powell
  • Roland
  • Michael Stokes
  • Powell[a]
5:18
10."I Wasn't with It (Remix)" (featuring Sauce Money)
  • Eric Jackson
  • Joey Elias
  • Jonathon Robinson
  • Jackson
  • Elias
  • Jon-John
  • Pete Rock[a]
4:28

Notes

Personnel[]

Charts[]

Certifications[]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[11] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[]

  1. ^ a b c d "'Bout It - Jesse Powell - Songs, Reviews, Crs, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Jesse Powell - 'Bout It (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  3. ^ "Amazon.com: I Wasn't With It (I Can Tell): Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  4. ^ "Amazon.com: You: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Jesse Powell - Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  6. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - August 5, 2014". RIAA. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  7. ^ "Jesse Powell Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 22, 2020.
  8. ^ "Jesse Powell Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 22, 2020.
  9. ^ "Jesse Powell Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 22, 2020.
  10. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1999". Billboard. Retrieved August 22, 2020.
  11. ^ "American album certifications – Jesse Powell – Bout It". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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