Personnel: Sebastien Lefebvre (vocals, guitar); Killer Mike, Andr 3000, Sleepy Brown, Big Boi, Pierre Bouvier, David Desrosiers (vocals); Duke Kingins, Jeff Stinco (guitar); Tony Buccilli (trombone); Randall Sly (piano); Greg Kurstin (keyboards); Shawn Scaggs (double bass); Geoff Kinde, Chuck Comeau (drums); Peter Cunnah (programming).
Audio Mixers: John Frye; Dave Pensado; Daniel Frampton; Ziad Al-Hillal; Mark Dearnley; Mike Plotnikoff; Paul Lani; Ralph Sall; Simple Plan; Shaun; Bruce Botnick.
Recording information: Animal Studios, Texas Canada; Armoury Studios, Vancouver, BC Canada; Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas; Conway Studios, Los Angels, CA; Fredonia Studios; Larrabee West, W. Hollywood, CA; Richie Rich Studios; Sound Castle Recording, Los Angeles, CA; Soundtrack Recording Studios, New York, NY; Stankonia Recording, Atlanta, GA; Sunrise Studios, Houston, TX; The Clubhouse, Bremerton, WA; The Ranch; Vespa Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Whether or not a live-action version of the classic cartoon Scooby-Doo featuring Freddie Prinze, Jr. with a bad blonde dye job turns out to be delight or dud will be left to the ages. At the very least the accompanying soundtrack comes through with an interesting mix of rock, pop, and rap artists.
The cartoon's classic theme song is deconstructed and replayed throughout, and its uses range from the main refrain woven through the syncopated dancehall-pop of Shaggy's "Shaggy, Where Are You?" to Beyonce Knowles' little sis Solange reconstructing it into an R&B-lite jam called "Thinking About You." Although The Baha Men fall short with a soggy rap-rock reworking called "Scooby D," pop-punks MXPX hit the nail on the head with a charging remake of "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?" (The all-time version remains Matthew Sweet's remake on the 1986 alt-pop collection SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS' GREATEST HITS). Other highlights include the Uncle Kracker/Busta Rhymes thumpin' team-up on Whodini's "Freaks Come Out At Night", The Atomic Fireballs' rowdy swing original "Man With The Hex," and "Lil' Romeo's B House," a catchy Lil' Romeo/Master P duet centered on a sample of The Commodores "Brick House."