Chink Santana; David Banner; Hangman 3; E Bass; Irv Gotti; Just Blaze; Mario Winans; Missy Elliott; Panjabi MC; Avery Johnson; Timbaland; Keith McMasters
Def Jam (USA)
Number of Discs
63m : 42s
Album Notes and Credits
Cassette available on Def Jam (0001614).
Personnel: Marc Dorsey (vocals).
Unknown Contributor Role: Dawud West.
The seventh installment in The Source's HIP HOP HITS series once again delivers the goods with a set of fierce tracks. Ludacris races out of the gates with his revved-up 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS soundtrack contribution, "Act a Fool." Snoop Dogg brings his nonchalant swagger to the soul-tinged "Beautiful," while 2Pac is represented by a posthumous track that features breakout R&B singer Anthony Hamilton. In fact, the "featuring" hip-hop phenomenon continues to snowball here, with 11 out of 15 tracks sporting guest performers. The end result is a collection of mostly male rappers, making it all the more relevant that a solo Missy Elliott turns up in the home stretch to "Work It" and show the boys her uniquely inventive skills.
Act A Fool - Ludacris
Beautiful - Snoop Dogg/Pharrell/Uncle Charlie Wilson
Thugz Mansion - 2Pac/Anthony Hamilton
Air Force Ones - Nelly/Murphy Lee/Ali/Kyjuan
Jump Off, The - Lil' Kim/Mr. Cheeks
Can't Let You Go - Fabolous/Lil' Mo/Mike Shorey
Rock The Party - Benzino/Mario Winans
Where The Hood At - DMX
Neva Scared - Bone Crusher/Jadakiss/Busta Rhymes
Like A Pimp - David Banner/Lil' Flip
Mesmerize - Ja Rule/Ashanti
Luv You Better - LL Cool J
Beware... - Panjabi MC/Jay-Z (Jay-Z remix)
Work It - Missy Elliott
Untouchable - The Untouchables/Benzino (bonus track)