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Format: CD
Sku: 202749275
UPC: 075678397028
UPC 14: 00075678397028
Release Date: 3/13/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Intro ~ Eightball & MJG
2. Relax and Take Notes ~ Eightball & MJG
3. Ridin' High ~ Eightball & MJG
4. Turn Up The Bump ~ Eightball & MJG
5. Cruzin' ~ Eightball & MJG
6. Whatchu Gonna Do ~ Eightball & MJG
7. 30 Rocks ~ Eightball & MJG
8. Bl*w J*b Interlude ~ Eightball & MJG
9. Hickory Dickory Dock ~ Eightball & MJG
10. Runnin' out of Bud ~ Eightball & MJG
11. Clap On ~ Eightball & MJG
12. Alcohol P***y W**d ~ Eightball & MJG
13. Pimpin' Interlude ~ Eightball & MJG
14. Pimpin' Don't Fail Me Now ~ Eightball & MJG
15. Worldwide ~ Eightball & MJG
16. Take It Off ~ Eightball & MJG
17. Memphis ~ Eightball & MJG
18. Get Low ~ Eightball & MJG
19. Stand Up ~ Eightball & MJG
 
Hard-hitting hip-hop with a respectful nod to R&B and the blues, the set opens with a dramatic intro that seems to forewarn listeners of what is to come.


Track Listing
1. Intro
2. Relax And Take Notes - (with The Notorious B.I.G./Project Pat)
3. Cruzin' - (with Three 6 Mafia/Slim)
4. Whatchu Gonna Do - (with Pimp C)
5. Take It Off - (with Poo Bear)
6. Runnin' Out Of Bud - (with Killer Mike)
7. Ridin' High
8. Like This, Like That
9. Stand Up
10. F*** That - (with Devius/Mac E)
11. Get Low
12. For An Outfit
13. Memphis - (with Al Kapone)
14. Pimpin' Don't Fail Me Now - (with Jazze Pha/Juvenile)
15. Turn Up The Bump
16. No Joke, No LIe
17. Pimpin' Interlude
18. Alcohol P***y Weed

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Carla Vanessa, Talleya Barbee, Bigg D, Dave Tolliver, Nina Creque, Co (vocals); Brandon "Bizzy" Hollemon, Kevin Hicks (guitar).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Slim of 112 (vocals); Yung Joc, Jazze Pha, Juvenile, Killer Mike , Al Kapone, Diddy, Pimp C, Project Pat, The Notorious B.I.G., Three 6 Mafia, Poo Bear (rap vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: John Frye; Skid; Marcella Araica; Rich Keller; Leslie Brathwaite; Fabian Marasciullo; Brian Stanley .
Muze PNote Recording information: Ball & G Studios, Memphis, TN; Bangladesh Studios, Atlanta, GA; Daddy's House, New York, NY; Dirty South Studios, Atlanta, GA; Hit Factory Criteria, Miami, FL; Hood Studios, Atlanta, GA; McKoy St. Studios, Atlanta, GA; McKoy Studios, Atlanta, GA; Patchwerk Recordings, Atlanta, GA; Purple Ribbon Studios, Atlanta, GA; SoundTrap Studios, Atlanta, GA; The Maze, Atlanta, GA.
Muze PNote Editors: Thomas Bennett "Tom Cat"; DJ Dana.
Muze PNote Photographers: Abbey Katz; Naoto Ikeda.
Muze PNote Arranger: Thomas Bennett "Tom Cat".
Muze PNote 8ball & MJG (or Eightball & MJG, as they used to call themselves) have been the kings of Memphis rap for quite some time now, even going so far as to refer to themselves as "living legends." That's not exactly an overstatement. They've inspired countless Southern rappers and helped to foster a strong hip-hop community in their home city, and now, signed to Bad Boy Records, they're able to reach an even wider audience. Their second album on Diddy's label, Ridin High, is a super-produced tribute to the things the duo love best: drugs, money, and women (there's even a song titled "Alcohol Pussy Weed"). From the first single, "Relax and Take Notes" (featuring a Biggie line from "Dead Wrong," not any new material from the deceased rapper), to "Worldwide" to "30 Rock" (the only track to have a non-Southerner guest, this one being Mr. Combs himself), 8 and MJ rhyme their way through heavy synth crunk beats and smooth slow jams. Their lines aren't revolutionary -- the kind of typical braggadocio so much associated with hip-hop at this point -- but their delivery is fluid and well practiced, their cadences moving from singsongy triplets to rough and fast eighth notes easily, and only occasionally do their rhymes really fall short (the best example being, from the Jazze Pha-produced "Pimpin' Don't Fail Me Now," "I'm about to turn you inside out/I'm about to look into your heart though your mouth/With my dickoscope"). Listeners familiar with 8ball & MJG will probably be a little disappointed with Ridin High: it's more focused on club anthems than the group has been before, but it's this same thing that should make the album appeal to those looking for good, commercial Southern rap. The duo is aware of this transition, and the ever-growing popularity of their music and their audience, but they want to make sure everyone knows that that hasn't changed their lives or what they believe in. "I could give a muthaf*ck about a flow and hustle," 8 spits on "Memphis," which samples a short line from the Marc Cohn adult contemporary classic "Walking in Memphis." Maybe that's true, but mainstream success of a certain film, and a certain style, definitely won't hurt their album sales. ~ Marisa Brown

Producer: MJG; Shawty Redd; Jazze Pha; Kenan Thompson; Bigg D; Dewayne 'Big Du' Martin; Alonzo Mathis; Baron 'B-Rock' Agee; Crown Kingz Productions; MJG; Shawty Redd; Jazze Pha; P. Diddy; Mario Winans; DJ Toomp; DJ Nasty; Kenan Thompson; Danja; Midnight Black; Soul

Engineer: Andy Geel; Derrick Selby; Thomas Bennett "Tom Cat"; Alexis Seton; Steve Fisher; Muzzy Solis; Nico Solis; Howard White; Joshua Phillips; Marcella Araica; Mike Wilson; Neal Jones; B. Hood

Compilation Appearances

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/13/2007
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2007
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 83970
Music Label Name Label : Bad Boy Entertainment
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 : 00075678397028

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