The Makings Of Me

Music + Lyrics

The Makings Of Me (2006)

Digital Album
CD

Tracks

Song Title Video Lyrics Price Buy It
1 Play Track Everytime Tha Beat Drop (Clean) MP3
2 Play Track A Dozen Roses (You Remind Me) (Main) MP3
3 Play Track Sideline Ho MP3
4 Play Track Why Her? MP3
5 Play Track Hell No (Leave Home) MP3
6 Play Track Doin' Me Right MP3
7 Play Track Raw MP3
8 Play Track My Everything MP3
9 Play Track Gotta Move On MP3
10 Play Track Getaway MP3

Reviews (52)

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Safety First Bed Rails
Rating: 
4
I could care less what anyone had to say about this album, just because the first single was not what people expected from Monica didn't mean the whole ablum was gonna sound the same. And it damn sure didn't this album was fire people slept on it. "My Everything" was probably my favorite song from the album then I think came "Raw" that was sick!!!!! OMG!!! And Let me not forget the Bonus track "Thanks for the Misery" that song was on another level mann!!! But still I loved every song on the album.
Rating: 
5

ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE NEW ALBUM! I was one of the ones that wasn't too crazy about the last album and I think it had a lot to do with marketing. I strongly disliked the picture on the cover and I didnt really care for Everytime the Beat Drop the song or the video. I was expecting one thing from Monica and got something that she doesn't normally do. It's not that I dont like fast songs. It's just I see her with so much class and Everytime the Beat Drop was not on her level. That being said Street Symphony is one of my favorite songs!!

Rating: 
5

THIS IS AN AMAZING ALBUM FROM BEGINNING TO END! THE MAKINGS OF ME SPEAKS ON ISSUES YOU CAN RELATE TO FROM LOVE TO LUST! IF YOU LOVE STILL STANDING, THE MAKINGS OF ME IS PART 1! WE SHOULD ALWAYS SUPPORT REAL MUSIC, DON'T JUST BUY AN ALBUM BECAUSE THE CRITICS APPROVE, BUY THE ALBUM BECAUSE THE ARTIST HAS EVOLVED AND MATURED, ALONG WITH GREAT MUSIC! SUPPORT MONICA BECAUSE SHE HAS DELIVERED GREAT MUSIC FOR OVER A DECADE! THAT'S WHY SHE'S STILL STANDING!

I LOVE the song superman and the rest of the CD but superman is my favorite

Rating: 
5

I love this song to death monica has a beautiful voice love tha sing an the video!

What else do I have to say. Some say you came back. I say you never left. You just graciously sat back and let all the rest of them get a taste of what you started. But in true Diva form you reminded them that there's only one. Monica your the best.

Rating: 
5

i luv this song is a luv song that speaks from tha heart, it tell a story of how it took a life time to find that true luv, and that,s what all us ladys r looking 4 our everything thanks monica cause i found mine.....

WE ALL NEED A LIL MONICA IN OUR LIVES...SHE NEEDS TO RETURN AND CRUSH THE GAME. GOD BLESSED HER WITH A TALENT THAT MANY PEOPLE TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH PROTOOLS AND STILL CAN'T EVEN GET AS CLOSE....HOLLA ....THIS IS A MAN DOWN SITUATION!!!!! LIZNICOLE LOVES YA GIRL...KEEP ROCKIN!!!!!
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MONICA ROCKSSSSS!

Rating: 
5

I don't care what anyone says, I am a true Monica fan. I have all 4 of your CD's and can't wait for 3/23/2010 to come around cause I have to have that one as well. I LOVE your music. You are my favorite female artist in your age group. You keep it real and you always make sure you have at least one old school song on your albulm (except The Making of Me, but your still good}. I even use your name as my alias at the club, so you know I am a ride or die kind of fan. Love the song Everything to Me and I'm sure this cd is going to be great just like the others.

MO BABY YOU DONE IT AGAIN CONGRADS TO YOU ,YOU PICKED THE RIGHT SINGLE THIS SONG IS SO LOVING AND I KNOW WHEN YOU SING THIS YOU SING IT FROM YOUR HEART I CAN FEEL THIS SONG YOU ARE THE BEST YOU GO MO DO THE DAMN THANG YOU GOT MY SUPPORT 100%.

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******** I'M STILL STANDING ********

Rating: 
5

That is a feel good song all the way!! Can't wait to get it!! My daughter is 4 years old and she loves that song too!!

Rating: 
5

http://www.monica.com/music#100 monica i love u finally u closed beyonce ass mouth. i loved the new show and ur new cd. my hubby will be getting it on the first day and more albums to come.love ya.rita

I just wanted to tell you that you was write and the record company was wrong. I think they knew that because you got what you wanted. You know your fans because you are the one performing for them not the record company. "Everything To Me" is a hit, I loved it as soon as the music came on because I knew you was going to blow it out the water. As for the record company, If you have Jermaine Dupree, Timberland and Dallas Austin telling you that a song is a hit, YALL MIGHT WANT TO LISTEN!!!! Monica, I loved every song you sang on the show and I can't wait to buy the album on March 23rd.
--Congratulations!!
MsMonai

Rating: 
5

I just love Monica and I cant wait until her album comes out!!!!!!! I'll be the first one in line at BEST BUY!!!!! ( And I dont do that for every artist..not even Beyonce) Monica your the REALEST!!!
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I'm the BIGGEST Monica FAN!!! Since 94/95!!!! 80's Baby!!!

Rating: 
5

CONGRATS MONICA IF THIS IS WHAT I CAN LOOK FOR ON THE NEW ALBUM YOU GOT A HIT GIRL I LOVED IT FROM THE FIRST NOTE.

Rating: 
5

This album was one that came out at the right time. One thing that i admire about Monica is that she sings from her heart. In every song its like you can feel that she is singing about a situation she has been through. That is what makes a album personal and that is what maks a album personal to th person listening to it. Songs like 'sideline ho' was so true and so at the right time for many women. 'hell no' was what a lot of women want to say but dont but it's so true. To be in love and have problems but still l ove that person is hard and you go through so many ups and downs so to hear your own life situations on a album you start to think dang was this peon walking with me caue they know my entire situation. That's what the makings of me was all about truth and honest, sayig what some women want to say but are scared to say.

Rating: 
5

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Telisa McKenzie

Monica I absolutly love ever song I have heard you sing on your show!! I hope those and more will be on the album!! I am a true fan since day 1!! For Christmas this year I asked for at least one of your previous albums because I have worn my others out!! But thanks to one of my generous co-workers that pulled my name in our secret santa I got all of them!!! I absolutly cannot wait for Still Standing and many more albums to come!! Love you girl keep doing your thang!!!

Monica you can NEVER fail us! You said on 1 episode "we were offended with the last choice!" Who was? Not I, or ANY other fan of yours that I know! I loved your last album, you made me dance & sing (as if I could!) Anything you put out, makes me feel every word you sing! Every song is right on time! Don't let the #'s make you think that it wasn't a GREAT album! We live in a music world right now where people don't get real r&b and they fall for the music that gets more "airplay." I was planning on picking up this new album on my way into work on 1/19/10, but I hear it's been pushed back....We will wait because we have no other choice, but please believe it is greatly anticipated! Keep up the good work not only musically, but in your community & home! I wish you the best in EVERYTHING!!! Monica = REAL MUSIC!!!!

Girl I watched the show last night and I CANT wait for the album. I dont care what anybody say, I love your last album....all your album's. You have changed my love life and the way I view relationships. Every song I've heard on your show is HOTTTTT I dont care what the people in NY have to say. Us women like song we can relate to and feel and thats your music. Keep doing what you're doing. Oh and the episode from Jan 5, 2010 that LV bag you had on was ROCKIN!!!!! Girl I want that bag!!!!
--One of your biggest fans.
Tyra

Rating: 
5

After watching the show, it sounds to me that most of the label executives are saying we don't like ballots. I can assure you that we do! Especially the songs about love. Women are more apt to buy,perfer and listen to strong ballots like Everything. Women tend to look for and listen to song that we can identify with or say something we are feeling. I sure you want to make the right decision reguarding the songs you choose. I would say remember your fans and what they like to hear from you! ballots that show off your wonderfully strong vocal skills.Its what sets you apart from the others. So again don't let um fool yah.

Miss Monica, I am so excited for the release of your new album. I am hoping it is released this month January. It will be the greatest Birthday Gift for me. Planned to attend your show in Baltimore from Washington, DC that was originally scheduled for last Saturday, January 2nd but I found out the date has been changed to January 15th in which I will be in Atlanta and unable to attend. Please, I hope you make it back to the Washington, DC area during your tour........I would pay any amount to see you live again...

One last request...Can you PLEASE ask the record label to release "Still Standing" track on iTunes and as a ring tone? I can not wait to purchase.

Wishing you so many blessings this year....I will be looking for your tour....Welcome Back girl....Your voice and spirit has been missed.
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Shar

cant wait until still standing album cum out

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*STILL STANDING*

MONICA WHEN I SAY IM A FAN IM A FAN I LUV ALL YOUR SONGS WHEN ALBUM COME OUT I WILL BE THE FIRST 2 GET IT IN MARYLAND I HAVE ALL UR ALBUMS ALL EYES ON ME,MISS THANG,THE BOY IS MINE,THE MAKING OF ME AND THE NEXT WILL BE COMING SOON AND AFTER THE STORM

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SHANIYA/rane'e/GRAHAM

I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW THIS IS HER LEAST SELLING ALBUM WHEN IT WAS SUCH GOOD MUSIC AND I WAS SO HAPPY THAT SHE HAD RETURNED BUT I NOWADAYS PPL DON'T LISTEN 2 GOOD MUSIC BUT I'M GOIN 2 CONT 2 SUPPORT HER I LUV HER AND MARY J CUZ THEY SEEM SO REAL AND DOWN TO EARTH.

Rating: 
5

I absolutely CANNOT wait until the new album is released. I have listened to the snippets on Still Standing and girl you are doing your thing keeping it 100 and that is such a refreshing thing to see in reality and from an artist. You are the "Utmost" and I appreciate you so much for being yourself. I Love You and GOD BLESS!!!
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Shida29 "On A Mission"

I cannot WAIT for the new album* What I wanna see is you and Miss Mary J. Blige do a song together* I love you both! I love Taxi and One in a Lifetime* They are on repeat in my car* lol Tell Romelo I know how he feels with that asthma and the winter time cuz it gets rough for me too!

I want to start off by saying that I've been a fan since 1995 when you very first came out. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new album. I've heard a couple of songs on your show on BET and I can't wait for it to come out. I REALLY LOVE the song with Fantasia the one that missy produced. That is my JAM!!! and so is the other song that missy produced "betcha she dont love you" i think. This album is gonna be AWESOME!! I actually like all your albums I have every last one but this one will be SO MUCH MORE!!

I love that song I play it all the time.. I put my niece 2 sleep 2 this song.
She told the truth when she said: if u cant please me and I cant please u than call me a" TAXI"
I give her a 10 on this song. Thanks Monica 4 makin this song at the right time. its so helpful to explain to a person how u feel when u play this song. I never thought anybody had the same values as me til I heard this song..

Love ya girl keep makin them hits & u will always have my support

I would really like to thank you Monica for the song Why Her because it helped me mentally and emotionally and it made me realize that I don't need a man that's willing to hurt me over a chick that wasn't worth losing what he and I shared. And now he wants to come back because she's married now and has now had her 2nd child with her now husband. I thank you Monica and I pray for the women that go through situations like that.

I love this entire album. I can play the album right now and bob like it is the first time I have ever heard it. Every track on this album was amazing and it seem so personal. I just love the album Hell NO!!!! is my favorite though. Now I'm ready for Still Standing, because I know Monica has done it again.

I tease my cousin all the time we got into an argument I told her she was a SIDELINE HO and she is.... For some reason some of these young girls think home recking is cute....NOT!!!! Hell No is my SH*T tho.

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Also STILL STANDING!!!!!

The best one

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Here I Am

A DOZEN ROSES WAS TO SO HOT I PLAYED THAT SONG A THOUSAND TIMES A DAY.. I STILL PLAY IT THAT SONG CAME OUT IN THE RIGHT TIME I WAS IN A GOOD RELATIONSHIP....

I love this album (maybe not every song is my favorite like after the storm album) she rocked it. 'Raw' is my favorite song along with 'my everything'.

Rating: 
5

THIS CD REALLY HELPED ME THROUGH SOME HARD TIMES AN EVEN KNOW WHEN I FEEL ME AN THE HUBBY GOING THROUGH A ROUGH PATCH IT HELPS 2 CALM ME DOWN AN SMOOTH ME OVER THAT ROUGH PATCH

i love all your music it has help me in my past relationship to the man i married .. i love the music cant wait until u drop another cd . may god keep blessing you with the talented and beautiful voice you have.. ... you go girl or should i say woman

Rating: 
5

this album is the best in her time it should be more and still standing is the takeover u should always remain standing strong...... u killed it on trust u and keyshia, keri hilson ,and mary ,ashanti,mya , should come 2 st.louis do a the greatest tour with all yall songs these all da artist dats real but too real to quit ..................... a comeback tour

p.s. im gone play (my everything)at my wedding

Rating: 
5

I think shes a talented person she deserves great things in her life but she needs to hurry up with a new cd so I can go out and buy it

dear monica

hi my name is Simmone Joyette
i really enjoyed the new album and my favourite song on it is sideline ho and a dozen roses.
keep the music coming we need you back singing again.
your fan simmone joyette

Monica's albums now are really mature and showing the growth of her and her audience. I love each song from start to finish and i listen to each album From miss thang to the makings of me from start to finish. I can't pick a favorite song because each week that changes for me. Sometimes I love one of her songs for a particular reason and find out years later that i love the song all over again for a different reason. Her music is timeless and i can't live without it. I pray that monica continues to make music no matter what...

THE ALBUM IS A MASTER PIECE AND MONICA ACTUALLY TALIKING ABOUT HER LIFE IN A PERSONALLY WAY, TAKING THE AUDIENCE ON A RIDE WITH HER THROUGH HER PERSONAL SITUATIONS. THIS ALBUM IS ONE YOU LISTEN TO FROM START TO FINISH AND YOU FEEL WITH MONICA AS SHE VOCALLY TAKES US THROUGH THE MAKINGS OF MONICA. I ALSO THINK THAT THANKS FOR THE MISERY SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON THE ALBUM, MONICA WROTE IT AND ITS A CLASSIC.
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Live Life To The Fullest.

Rating: 
5

Monica did her thing on this album. every song is my favorite. Monica keep doing your thing and always remember only you can change you!

Peace
Lady D

Rating: 
5

I'm giving this album 5 stars because Monica deserves it. I personally can do without Sideline Ho, Doin Me Right and Raw, not because they're not catchy songs, but because I feel that her talent surpasses them. A Dozen Roses, My Everything, Gotta Move On and Getaway are some of the best songs I've heard in a long time.

A Dozen Roses- No words describe this except BEAUTIFUL!!!!

My Everything- Showcases her glorious vocal abilities

Gotta Move On- The music and beat are incredible. The vocals remind me of the good old days

Getaway- Again, showcases her wonderful voice and makes me feel just that much closer to her personally.

I THINK THAT SONG SPEAKS FOR EVERY1 MEN AND WOMEN

Rating: 
5

i give the album 5 stars because its monica, so she automatically deserves it. But i also give it 5 stars because it differs from monica's previous material but its still hot. SHe's so consistent with it. I also adore it because it varies. She's not too lubby dubby throughout the album and she's also not man bashing. She's just real and versatile.

This album is off the chain. Everytime I put the CD in I listen to "Dozen Roses" and "Raw" back to back. I love the whole CD though overall. It helped me to get through my breakup with my ex, believe it or not. It's so deep how she shares and expresses personal situations she experienced in her life. I can sing but I be shy when anybody ask me to sing. But when I hear Monica, it encourages me to do my thing.

---LaJunta--

This song speaks so much for it's self, I really do know and understand where she is coming from and how she feels!! I do sometimes want to just say Hell No in times and situations like that! Monica has no need to worry about being too open. I have enjoyed this album through and through and there is no stopping this gurl she has it all layed out! I last but not least ask that you do bring out another album because you have left me yearning for more!!!!!!!!!!!!

Khyvs!