タイトル通り、クール&ザ・ギャングがお届けするクール達の息子や目を掛けているアーティストを紹介しようじゃなか的なアルバム(?)。Da Prince Hakim はロバート“クール”ベルの息子。Rachid は Khalis Bayyan ことロナルド・ベルの息子。Ahmad Smith はチャールズ・スミスの息子。II Saxxy とはロナルド・ベルとデニス・トーマスの二人のサックスの事である。「ファンキー・スタッフ」や「ジャングル・ブギ」などを取り入れ今風のサウンドになっている。

クールたちのファンクは強力だ。ファンクなオリジナルアルバムを期待したい!

GANGLAND(2001)

 

1. BIGG THANGS - 4:08

Kool & The Gang and Da Prince Hakim

Written by Khalis Bayyan, Hakim Bell, Abry Edwards

Produced by Khalis Bayyanfor KBP, Inc./Hakim Bell for Too Hot Entertainment Inc.

2. MO BIGG THANGS - 3:55

Kool & The Gang featuring II Saxxy

Written by Khalis Bayyan, Hakim Bell, Abry Edwards

Produced by Khalis Bayyanfor KBP, Inc./Hakim Bell for Too Hot Entertainment Inc.

3. BLOW UP - 3:32

Female featuring NOVA

Written by Ahmad Smith, Aaliyah Minter

Produced by NOVA for Third Power Records, Inc.

4. WHERE DA BOOGIE AT? - 3:38

Kool & The Gang featuring R.O.C* and Da Prince Hakim

Written by Khalis Bayyan, Hakim Bell, Kool & The Gang, Rehman Griffin, Donald Boyce, Addisu Sileshi, Christopher Brower

Produced by Khalis Bayyanfor KBP, Inc.

5. TURN IT OUT - 3:33

Kool & The Gang featuring Da Prince Hakim and Asaph Womack

Written by Khalis Bayyan, Hakim Bell

Produced by Khalis Bayyanfor KBP, Inc.

6. JUNGLE IN MY HOUSE - 4:35

Kool & The Gang featuring FM and Rachid**

Written by Khalis Bayyan, Kool & The Gang, Jam Bell, Steven K.Brown

Produced by Khalis Bayyanfor KBP, Inc.

7. MONEY MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND - 3:53

Too Hot Allstars featuring R.O.C*, Chad Live and Youngblood

Written by Hakim Bell, Bill Irving, Rahman Griffin, William Rhode, Chad Moore

Produced by Hakim Bell and Bill Irving for Too Hot Entertainment Inc.

8. BALLIN' IN CHILLTOWN - 4:24

Too Hot Allstars featuring Thunder and Juice

Written by Hakim Bell, Bill Irving, Rashaun Brown

Produced by Hakim Bell and Bill Irving for Too Hot Entertainment Inc.

9. THAT'S RIGHT - 3:58

Too Hot Allstars featuring Da Prince Hakim and R.O.C*

Written by Hakim Bell, Bill Irving, Rahman Griffin

Produced by Hakim Bell and Bill Irving for Too Hot Entertainment Inc.

10. ALL MY TIME - 5:20

Too Hot Allstars featuring Chad Live and Devon

Written by George Brown, Hakim Bell, Lauryn Hill, Chad Moore, Devon Young, Bill Young

Produced by Hakim Bell and Bill Irving for Too Hot Entertainment Inc.

11. EARLY IN THE MORNING - 3:21

SX4

Written by Lonnie Simmons, Charles Wilson, Rudy Taylor

Produced by George Brown for Old River Productions, Inc.

12. CHERISH - 4:46

SX4

Written by R.Bell, J.Taylor, Kool & The Gang

Produced by George Brown for Old River Productions, Inc.

13. HIT ME ON THE HIP - 3:49

SX4

Written by Taki Furusawa, Jennifer Goddard, Daniel Peterson, William Ladawn English, SX4

Produced by George Brown for Old River Productions, Inc./Taki Furusawa

14. GOODY GOODY - 3:23

Reign featuring NEP

Written by Ahmad Smith, Tiffanie Cardwell, Monique Peoples, Daniel Andrews, Shannon“Walker”Williams

Produced by NOVA for Third Power Records, Inc.

15. CONCRETE JUNGLE - 4:28

Kool & The Gang featuring G Poetic

Written by Khalis Bayyan, Lauren Grant, Kool & The Gang

Produced by Khalis Bayyanfor KBP, Inc.

16. FUNK DONE GONE HIP HOP - 4:14

Funk-Kin

Written by Keith Thomas, Timothy Shider, Charles Rivers, Khadijah Scott, Keefe N.Shider

Produced by Timothy L. Shider for T.L. Shider Entertainment/Funk-Kin for Funk-Kin Entertainment

Executive Producer: Fig Smith

17. JAZZIACS AT THE KOOL JAZZ CAFE - 6:13

Kool & The Gang

Produced by Ronald Bell, Robert Bell, Donald Boyce, George Brown, Robert Mickens, Dennis Thomas, Richard Westfield

Additinal Credits:

"Bigg Thangs" "Mo Bigg Thangs"

Background Vocals: Rodney Elis, Shawn McQuiller, Dennis Thomas, Khalis Bayyan

Bass Guitar: Robert Bell

Drums: George Brown

Guitar: Charles Smith

Alto Saxophone: Dennis Thomas

Tenor Saxophone: Khalis Bayyan

 

"Blow Up" "Goody Goody"

Keybords, Guitar, Bass, Drum Programming, Engineered and Mixd: NOVA

Mixed at D¥Fast Forward Studios, Maplewood, NJ

 

"Where Da Boogie At?"

Background Vocals: George Brown, Khalis Bayyan, Dennis Thomas

Bass Guitar: Robert Bell

Drums: George Brown

Guitar: Charles Smith

Alto Saxophone: Dennis Thomas

Tenor Saxophone: Khalis Bayyan

Trumpet: Skip Martin and Larry Gittens

Trombone: Clifford Adams

 

"Turn It Out"

Background Vocals: Gary C. Culpepper, Fonda L. Simmons, Felicia Moss

 

"Jungle In My House"

Bass Guitar: Robert Bell

Drums: George Brown

Guitar: Charles Smith

Alto Saxophone: Dennis Thomas

Tenor Saxophone: Khalis Bayyan

 

 

"Money Makes The World Go Round" "Ballin'In Chilltown" "That's Right" "All My Time"

Mixed by Hakim Bell, Bill Irving, Kendal Stubbs

Mix Engineer: Kendal Stubbs

Programming: Hakim Bell, Bill Irving

Recorded at Too Hot Studios, West Orange, NJ

Executive Producer: Madball Entertainment, Inc.

 

"All My Time"

Background Vocals: Kia Smith

 

"That's Right"

Background Vocals: Carla

 

"Early In The Morning" "Cherish" "Hit Me On The Hip"

Programming: George Brown

Engineer: Don Tittle

Recorded at: Alley CatStudios, Englewood, CA

 

"Early In The Morning"

Guitar: Jimmy Macon

Rap: Taquon

 

"Hit Me On The Hip"

Keybords: Takki

 

"Jazziacs At The Kool Jazz Cafe"

Intro by: Vaughn Harper

Bass Guitar: Robert Bell

Drums: George Brown

Guitar: Charles Smith

Alto Saxophone: Dennis Thomas

Tenor Saxophone: Khalis Bayyan

Keybords: Curtis Williams

Trombone: Clifford Adams

Trumpet: Skip Martin and Larry Gittens

Special thanks to God who makes all things possible, our family, friends, fans, and everyone who helped make this Album

 

GANGLAND

Mixed at Audio Lab, Inc. by Khalis Bayyan

Engineered by Anrzej Ramotowski

Mastered by Duncan Stanbury at Frankfort Wayne, NYC

Produced by Khalis Bayyanfor KBP, Inc. and George Brown for Old River Productions, Inc.

Managing Directors for KTFA Entertainment, Inc.: Adil Bayyan and Tia Sinclair

A&R Executive: Steven K. Brown

Executive Producers: Kool & The Gang

Small Ventures USA

Art Direction & Graphic Design: Mukbil Aktan & Kent Jeffrey at Winsor Graphics, Inc.

Photography: Ronnie Wright

 

*ROC appears courtesy of So So Def Records/ Madball Productions, Inc.

**Rachid appears courtesy of Prototype Productions, Inc.

BBS