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Format: CD
Sku: 250944896
UPC: 602537464746
UPC 14: 00602537464746
Release Date: 7/16/2013
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Testimony
2. Trials & Tribulations
3. Another Statistic
4. Before the Rollie ~ (featuring Meek Mill)
5. We Outchea ~ (featuring Lil Wayne)
6. We Them N****S
7. Come Up, The ~ (featuring Anthony Hamilton)
8. Rider ~ (featuring Chris Brown)
9. Hope
10. Pray for Me
11. Bugatti ~ (featuring Future/Rick Ross)
12. How I'm Raised
13. My Bible
14. Mama ~ (featuring Betty Wright)

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Recording information: Blade Studios, Shreveport, LA; Hit Factory, Miami, FL; Jungle City Studios, New York, NY; Swisher Suite Studios, Miami, FL; We The Best Studios, Miami, FL.
Muze PNote Photographer: Clay Patrick McBride.
Muze PNote After living up to his name with the stern 2011 Def Jam release Blood Sweat & Tears, rapper Ace Hood travels to the land of Cash Money Records for this 2013 effort, but his executive producer, Khaled Khaled aka DJ Khaled, is still along for the ride. As such, the diverse, dirty, and quite determined Trials & Tribulations is an effective amalgamation of all these hip-hop names, with quirky, cool Cash Money moments (R&B great Betty Wright showing up on the moving closer, "Mama") rubbing shoulders with slick, star-studded singles that are more Khaled-driven ("Rider" with Chris Brown is so smooth and extra plush). Hood's ever increasing skills are what holds this rangy effort together, as he convincingly offers pathos on the Cardiak-produced "Another Statistic" and doles out the believable pain on the banging, Renegades-helmed title track. He sounds extra inspired when producer Sonny Digital pastes together gamelan orchestra chimes from Bali and a boom-bap backbeat from the golden age for the thrilling, hooky history lesson called "Before the Rollie," and when it comes to that Florida flash, "Bugatti" is blinding with Rick Ross and Future kicking the swagger into overdrive. The sequence of "Rider," "Hope," and "Pray for Me" makes for a long stretch of slow and low, and while this isn't a giant leap forward or a stunning diversion from previous releases, Hood's on a roll and it's hard not to welcome the usual power and polish. He's still a more street-level and sensible alternative to Rick Ross here, with the added benefit of storytelling that sticks in the head. ~ David Jeffries

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Meek Mill
Muze Guest Artist Lil Wayne
Muze Guest Artist Anthony Hamilton
Muze Guest Artist Chris Brown
Muze Guest Artist Future
Muze Guest Artist Rick Ross
Muze Guest Artist Betty Wright

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/16/2013
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2013
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 001882802
Music Label Name Label : Republic
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602537464746

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.69)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[H]e brings earnest intensity and thematic range, pivoting from post-Trayvon angst to emo sweetness..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Ace Hood
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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