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  Musiq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Musiq Soulchild (born Taalib Johnson on September 16, 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), is an American neo soul and RandB artist, and was one of the most popular artists on the Def Soul label.
Musiq Soulchild was born and raised in Philadelphia and grew up with his family--including eight brothers and sister].
Musiq did much of his own songwriting, and most of the record was produced and co-written by Ivan "Orthodox" Barias and Carvin "Ransum" Haggins, then of the A Touch of Jazz production company headed by Jazzy Jeff, now of Karma Productions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Musiq_Soulchild   (562 words)

 Musiq : Emerging Artist of the Month : HOB.com
Along with meticulous attention to keeping his words simple, one of the elements fueling the popularity of Musiq's songs is the raw and honest emotion that surrounds his lyrics.
Musiq writes from an incredibly personal place where he delves into his own life experience in order to bring authenticity to his songs.
But for Musiq, although the album shows his creative horizons broadening, the journey is ongoing as he strives to elevate his art form and himself.
www.hob.com /artistfeatures/emergingartists/0205musiq.asp   (343 words)

 LSR V2: Spotlight
Musiq (formerly Musiq Soulchild) returns with his sophomore release, Juslisen (meaning just listen), and this collection of songs is more than worth listening to.
Musiq has had the creative freedom to write about 75% of his album and has had the opportunity to collaborate with producers and writers such as Eric Roberson, 88 Keys and James Poyser, among others.
Their music helped Musiq feel more confident in his own music and it helped him keep pushing on to get to where he is today.
www.liquidsoulradio.com /v2/spotlight_musiq.htm   (641 words)

 CNN.com - Musiq wants people to 'Juslisen' - June 13, 2002
Musiq's debut was full of songs about all forms of love -- unrequited, unconditional and even unearned.
Musiq is currently criss-crossing the nation on tour.
Musiq: Music was always a part of my life; creativity has always been a part of my life as far back as I can remember.
archives.cnn.com /2002/SHOWBIZ/Music/06/13/musiq   (802 words)

 themusicedge.com :: Musiq: Soul Child   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
After the release of the retro soul Aijuswanaseing and its follow-up Juslisen, Musiq was tagged with the heavyweight title of 'neo-soul' king, though it's a title he doesn't relish.
Musiq has even had the privilege of playing with the great Stevie Wonder and says of the experience, "It was fun, and he's a real cool dude.
Though Musiq always loved singing and listening to music, he says, "I didn't start playing any instruments until I was about 16, and I started playing the piano.
www.themusicedge.com /moxie/news/featartist/musiq-soul-child.shtml   (819 words)

 Amazon.com: Juslisen: Music: Musiq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Musiq's voice has noticeably matured--the puppy edge of Aijuswanaseing is gone--resulting in a rich tone that reflects a stylistic progression in his music.
I was reading an article on Musiq and he said that although the response for his first CD is a good one, that he didn't put as much effort into his debut and that he would do so on his 2nd disc.
Musiq says in so many words that as long as your love doesn't change we will always be together.
www.amazon.com /Juslisen-Musiq/dp/B000065CJI   (1481 words)

 R&B Soul sensation does it again with follow up smash album
Musiq has embodied the perfect blend of love, understanding and classic soul.
One thing that places Musiq apart from his counterparts is that he has sequels to his songs from the previous album, something that is oft times done only in hip hop.
Musiq does a moving rendition of the classic song.
www.finalcall.com /perspectives/queen_scene/musiq06-18-2002.htm   (906 words)

 Extratv.com : Musiq -- Juslisen
Thankfully, "Juslisen," the highly awaited sophomore album by Philadelphia soul singer Musiq, not only distinguishes him from his peers, but it also demonstrates that true innovators can be imitated but never duplicated.
Musiq says, "My first album was like an introduction, but with 'Juslisen' I want to make the statement that this is not manufactured.
With "Juslisen," Musiq has not only fulfilled a commitment to himself, but he has also focused his newfound creative confidence and inspiration to create the perfect synthesis of soul, funk, and gospel that is sure to spawn a generation of imitators.
extratv.warnerbros.com /dailynews/extramix/m/musiq.html   (154 words)

 USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Musiq Soulchild (born Taalib Johnson) is one of a group of artists which includes The Roots, Jill Scott and Bahamadia, who put the Philadelphia RandB scene on the map.
Musiq got his first widespread recognition when his single, Just Friends (Sunny), was used in the 2000 Eddie Murphy movie The Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps.
Musiq Soulchild: I actually approached this as an album, whereas the last album was more of a showcase.
www.usatoday.com /community/chat/2002-05-08-musiq.htm   (1343 words)

 AskMen.com - Musiq Soulchild
In a time when the industry was dangerously swerving towards style and flash over substance and form, Musiq emerged from the city of brotherly love with his thoughtful, soulful and soothing sound.
Musiq has won over audiences in his hometown at spots like Wilhemina's and The Five Spot, and ventured to places like New Orleans' House of Blues, capturing audiences with his style.
Musiq believes that the secret ingredient for any lasting relationship is good communication and being able to listen to your partner.
www.askmen.com /toys/interview/21_musiq_soulchild_interview.html   (919 words)

 USATODAY.com - No longer Soulchild, Musiq is a work in progress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Musiq explored similar themes on his first album.
He says that from the start, he and his creative partners, co-writer Carvin Haggins and producer Ivan Barias, have wanted to create an "alternative way of writing, performing and listening to music." They didn't know whether their ideas would be accepted.
Such versatile artists are far more common nowadays, though Musiq believes he still has not reached the point in his career where he can do anything he wants.
www.usatoday.com /life/music/2002/2002-05-09-musiq.htm   (746 words)

 MusiQ RFS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
MusiQ is intelligent hi-fi for people who know it’s the music that matters most.
Because MusiQ is a full-function multi-room system without the usual cable runs and expense, you simply connect two sources - typically CD and tuner - hook up speakers to the places you want sound.
MusiQ is more than a way of channelling music around your house.
musiq.systemline.co.uk /c177/MusiQ_RFS.htm   (199 words)

 Entertaining no sweat for Musiq
Musiq's music falls into the category of “natural” R&B, a media-created genre that in Musiq's case is a nice way of saying he's greatly indebted to '70s soul, especially Stevie Wonder.
Wonder's singing voice is singular; Musiq's is rather generic, and any of his three back-up singers could have probably blown him off the stage vocally given the chance.
Musiq seemed to know this, and in turn played to his strengths, none of which he himself possessed.
www.enquirer.com /editions/2002/05/12/tem_entertaining_no.html   (423 words)

 Musiq (Soulchild): Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
On his second album, Juslisen, Musiq -- who has dropped the "(Soulchild)" surname -- delivers on the promise of his debut, turning in a slyly assured, smoothly sexy collection of neo-soul.
One of the most appealing things about Musiq is that he never oversells his songs, never indulges in hyperbolic screams or exaggerated grunts and moans.
Aijuswanaseing is a remarkable collection of songs that successfully showcases Soulchild's vocal talent and versatility as he crisscrosses the analogous styles of RandB, soul, and rap.
www.music.com /person/musiq_/1   (414 words)

 hip online: artists: musiq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Recording as usual, in his hometown of Philadelphia, Musiq with his writing partner Carvin Haggins and his producer Ivan Barias, the trio known as Car Mu I, have gone so far beyond the tag "neo-soul" on SOULSTAR, you almost forget their previous collaborations, 2000's Aijuswanaseing and 2002's Juslisen defined that genre.
Musiq approaches "reasons" with the same blunt clarity, a song dedicated to music itself - the healing life force that's guided him when he's needed light, saved him when he's needed salvation, embraced him when no one else could.
Musiq embraces questions of uncertainty and vulnerability that come with new relationships.
www.hiponline.com /artist/music/m/musiq   (652 words)

 Musiq soulchild lyrics, Musiq soulchild guitar tabs, Musiq soulchild bass tabs, Musiq soulchild pictures, Musiq ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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www.musiceffect.com /musiq_soulchild/index.html   (986 words)

 Amazon.com: Aijuswanaseing: Music: Musiq Soulchild   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Musiq even liberally borrows from "Brown Sugar" on "L Is Gone," when he croons, "Skin caramel complexion/Lips chocolate brown" (D's version says "Skin is caramel with those cocoa eyes").
Musiq Soulchild's debut, in my mind, is the only one from his portfolio worth having.
Well, this album of Musiq was good, this neo-soul singer is so talented and he can sing, the album was solid and tight, not the best, but it's enjoyable.
www.amazon.com /Aijuswanaseing-Musiq-Soulchild/dp/B000051Y10   (1688 words)

 Musiq lyrics, Musiq guitar tabs, Musiq bass tabs, Musiq pictures, Musiq fonts, discography, biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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 Musiq (Soulchild) : Aijuswanaseing - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Aijuswanaseing is a remarkable collection of songs that successfully showcases Soulchild's vocal talent and versatility as he crisscrosses the analogous styles of R&B, soul, and rap.
The slow-paced wonder quality of "143" echoes a snippet of the style of fellow soul sista Erykah Badu (not a surprise since Musiq lists her high on his list of influences).
There is also an apparent hint of the likes of Soulchild's idol Stevie Wonder in the rhythmic finger-snapping beat and experimental vocal riffs on "143," serving as evidence that Soulchild's voice is strong enough to stand on its own.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,1075102,00.html   (381 words)

 Musiq SoulChild
Musiq Soulchild (born Talib Johnson on September 16 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an African American neo soul and R&B artist, one of the most popular artists on the Def Soul label.
Musiq did much of his own songwriting, and most of the record was produced by the A Touch of Jazz production company, headed by Jazzy Jeff.
Most recently, Musiq has released the singles and videos "forthenight" and "whoknows" from his third LP, ''Soulstar''.
www.artistopia.com /musiq-soulchild   (434 words)

 Musiq Soulchild: Aijuswanaseing - PopMatters Music Review
From that city and top of the pile, for at least this this month, is the already hotly-tipped Musiq Soulchild with a debut album that is firmly in the post-D'Angelo mould but distinctive enough to merit the praise that is being heaped upon him by most commentators.
All the ingredients we have come to expect from the male wing of the "organic" end of R&B are present -- strong '70s flavours, a Stevie Wonder-based vocal style, loosely structured songs, a deliberate distancing from the cliches of pop-R&B and a dab of jazz.
Less poetic with a capital P, less political with or without the capital, these songs of growing-up, relationships, love and sex have a sincerity and a conviction that are light years away from the bragging and boasting that have come to dominate the male R&B repertoire.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/m/musiqsoulchild-aijuswanaseing.shtml   (684 words)

 Musiq remains true to soul music | The San Diego Union-Tribune
The songwriting on "SoulStar," which Musiq shares with longtime collaborator Carvin Haggins, and the production, led by another longtime friend, Ivan Barias, remain strong.
Musiq (born Taalib Johnson) has always been about telling a story.
That album, Musiq's debut, went platinum, earned several awards and established the artist, then known as Musiq Soulchild, as a leader in neo-soul –; a marketing label now unpopular with young soul artists who believe it limits their audience.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20040318/news_1w18musiq.html   (587 words)

 American Music Awards -- Bio: Musiq Soulchild   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Coming from the brotherly love streets of Philadelphia, whose roots from jazz to hip hop runs deep, Musiq Soulchild is on a mission to shatter the misconception that it's dead.
Born and reared on the musically sweetback streets, it wasn't until his early teen years that Musiq discovered the blueprints to his own aural foundation.
Musiq has performed at Philly showcases like The Five Spot and Wilhemina's, where he worked hard to perfect his skills.
abc.go.com /primetime/specials/ama/bios/musiq_soulchild.html   (302 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - Music: Soulstar, Musiq, CD
Unlike his peers, however, the artist formerly known as Musiq Soulchild also enjoys playing with words: After titling his first two albums Ajuswanaseing and Juslisen, respectively, he's dubbed his third disc Soulstar.
Wonder or as singular a voice as his fearless peer Bilal (with whom Musiq duets on "Dontstop"), Musiq shows artistic growth with each effort.
Though the steady development of Musiq's songwriting and vocal skills is a major draw as ever, his greatest charm is that he never puts on airs -- he never hides behind a persona or affectations, which gives him a sense of intimacy that many of his contemporaries lack.
music.barnesandnoble.com /search/product.asp?userid=rN5m871BBZ&EAN=602498611920&ITM=2   (705 words)

 RA: Resident Advisor - Musiq for Pleasure - Brisvegas style breakbeat - Feature / Interview
After being together for four years and playing various gigs in their home town at venues like the Moon Bar, Monastery and Rics, Musiq for Pleasure now venture south to Melbourne for their first interstate gig.
We went to school together from Year 5 to 9 and always had common musical interests, starting with the Stones and Hendrix, and progressing to electronic music (Aphex Twin, DJ Shadow etc) around Year 11-12.
It'll be interesting to see how fresh ears (and booties) react to us, but we've had postive feedback so far, and the funk is just pouring out of the practice room, so hold on to yer mojo if you're coming along.
www.residentadvisor.net /feature_view.asp?ID=489   (816 words)

 Musiq - Music Downloads - Online
Musiq, whose influences include James Brown, Patti LaBelle, Billie Holiday, and Sly & the Family Stone, participated in Philadelphia's open-mic scene in his early teens.
The son of a die-hard '70s soul music fan, Musiq performed at Philly showcases like the Five Spot and Wilhemina's until his management team, Mama's Boys (Jerome Hipps and Michael McArthur), brought him to Def Jam Records' attention.
Musiq's first single, "Just Friends (Sunny)," appeared on the soundtrack to Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, and two years later Musiq released his second album, the spiritual and personal Juslisen.
musicstore.connect.com /artist/102/773/0/1027730.html   (139 words)

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