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is the fifth studio album by 14 Shots to the Dome rapper LL Cool J, released in 1993, and the first since his highly successful album . Unlike that release, which saw him have success on his own terms, Mama Said Knock You Out sees LL adopting the sound of his 14 Shots West coast gangsta rap contemporaries, especially that of Ice Cube and Cypress Hill. Many fans saw this as a jarring departure, and the album met mixed critical and commercial response, only being certified Gold by the RIAA.
Track listing [ edit ]
All songs written by James Todd Smith and Marlon Williams, except as noted
How I'm Comin'" "Buckin' Em Down'" (James Todd Smith, Quincy Jones III)
Stand By Your Man" "A Little Somethin"
Pink Cookies in a Plastic Bag Getting Crushed by Buildings" "Straight from Queens"
(featuring (James Todd Smith, Marlon Williams, C. Laing) Lt. Stitchie) "Funkadelic Relic"
"All We Got Left Is the Beat" (James Todd Smith, Bobby Ervin)
"(NFA) No Frontin' Allowed"
(featuring (James Todd Smith, Marlon Williams, Alterick Wardrick, Dupre Kelly) Lords of the Underground) "
Back Seat (of My Jeep)" (James Todd Smith, Quincy Jones III) "Soul Survivor" (James Todd Smith, Andrew Zenable, Christopher J. Forte, Quincy Jones III)
"Ain't No Stoppin' This" (James Todd Smith, Bobby Ervin)
"Diggy Down" (James Todd Smith, Bobby Ervin, M. Smith)
"Crossroads" (James Todd Smith, Bobby Ervin)
Samples [ edit ]
"How I'm Comin'"
"Stand By Your Man"
"A Little Somethin'"
"Pink Cookies In a Plastic Bag Getting Crushed By Buildings"
"Straight from Queens"
"All We Got Left is the Beat"
"No Frontin' Allowed"
"Back Seat (Of My Jeep)"
"Ain't No Stoppin' This"
Singles [ edit ]
Personnel [ edit ]
LL Cool J - performer, producer, vocals
Jeff Trotter - A&R Executive
Howie Weinberg - mastering QD III - producer, recording engineer
Marley Marl - producer
Bobby "Bobcat" Ervin - producer, mixing
Andrew Zenable - producer
Christopher Joseph Forte - producer
George Karras - recording engineer, mixing
Frank Heller - recording engineer
Dan Hatzel - recording engineer
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