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Format: CD
Sku: 60566494
UPC: 034744200327
UPC 14: 00034744200327
Release Date: 3/1/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Zeldar ~ Devin
2. It's A Shame - (featuring Pooh Bear) ~ Devin
3. R & B ~ Devin
4. Lacville 79 ~ Devin
5. I-Hi ~ Devin
6. Who's That Man, Moma ~ Devin
7. Some Of Em - (featuring Xzibit/Nas) ~ Devin
8. Go Somewhere ~ Devin
9. Whatever ~ Devin
10. Would Ya? ~ Devin
11. Doobie Ashtray ~ Devin
12. Just A Man - (featuring Raphael Saadiq) ~ Devin
13. Fa Sho - (featuring ODD Squad) ~ Devin
14. WXYZ ~ Devin
15. Tough Love ~ Devin
16. Just Tryin' Ta Live - (featuring ODD Squad) ~ Devin

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Devin The Dude, Kzibit, Nas, 000 Squad, Pooh Bear.
Muze PNote Procducers include: Domo, Dr. Dre, Mike Dean, Devin, Blind.
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Mike Dean .
Muze PNote Recording information: Coughee Pot Studio, Houston, TX; Enterprise studios, Burbank, CA; Hippie House Studios, Houston, TX; Larrabee Studio, Hollywood, CA; Record One, Sherman Oaks, CA.
Muze PNote Photographer: Dexter Browne.
Muze PNote On JUST TRYIN' TA LIVE, Devin the Dude presents himself as a streetwise hip-hop artist who's got enough pop smarts to make his music accessible to the general public, but enough credibility to keep things on the real side. Though JUST TRYIN' TA LIVE is laced with infectious production touches, crips, hard-hitting beats, and visceral synth hooks, the main attraction, quite rightly, is Devin's rhyming skills. Without belaboring his points, he manages to get them across with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of skill.

Producer: DJ Premier; Luster Baker; Mike Dean; Raphael Saadiq; T-Mix; Tony Mason; Michael "5000" Watts

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Nas
Muze Guest Artist Raphael Saadiq
Muze Guest Artist Xzibit
Muze Guest Artist ODD Squad
Muze Guest Artist Pooh Bear

Artist Overview

While his true genius may ever be obscured in a haze of smoke, Devin the Dude is the highwayman of hip-hop blissfully living outside of the bling universe; he's a rap rebel and outlaw by being neither rebel nor outlaw. Like another famous dude, Devin merely abides. A storytelling rapper in the vein of Slick Rick, the witty, self-deprecating Houston MC emerged in the early-1990s, delighting in his own mellow rhymes about faithful cars and faithless women. While he swiftly built a reputation among his peers, and guested on hits by Snoop Dogg, De La Soul, and others, his releases were few and far between; however, he hit a groove in the late-`00s as a wider swath of hip-hop fans began to whiff of his talent.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Sweet James Jones Stories (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Let The Truth Be Told (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations My Homies Part 2
Muze Music Compilations Love Potion 5(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations State Vs Radric Davis
Muze Music Compilations Heart Of A Champion(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Gates Mixed Plate(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Welcome 2 Texas Official Mixtape(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Tm 103
Muze Music Compilations Tm 103 Hustlerz Ambition(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Krit Wuz Here(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations 25Th Anniversary(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations TRILL OG THE EPILOUGE(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations 5 CLASSIC ALBUMS:SNOOP DOGG(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations CADILLACTICA(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Cadillactica
Muze Music Compilations CADILLACTICA(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Hustler's Catalog
Muze Music Compilations Revenueretrievin:overtime Shift(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Story Never Told(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Naked Soul Of Sweet Jones(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Tm 103(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Cold Turkey

Associated Artists and Works

Coughee Brothaz

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/27/2002
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 42003
Music Label Name Label : Virgin
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00034744200327

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (3/6/03, p.71)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "...[Devin] spins melodic, mellow gold out of hood essentials..."

Vibe (p.75)
- "[Devin is a] master at mining everyday life for humor and heartbreak..."

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