Already Platinum

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Already Platinum
Studio album by Slim Thug
Released July 12, 2005
Recorded 2004-2005
Genre Hip hop, Southern hip hop
Label Boss Hogg Outlawz, Star Trak, Geffen
Producer The Neptunes, Mr. Lee, Jazze Pha, Sha Money XL, Black Jeruz, Terry "T.A." Allen, Cool & Dre, Michael '5000' Watts
Slim Thug chronology
Already Platinum
(2005)
Boss of All Bosses
(2009)
Singles from Already Platinum
  1. "Like a Boss"
    Released: November 9, 2004
  2. "3 Kings"
    Released: February 18, 2005
  3. "I Ain't Heard of That"
    Released: March 6, 2005
  4. "Diamonds (Remix)"
    Released: August 30, 2005
  5. "Incredible Feelin'"
    Released: January 17, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C[2]
Entertainment Weekly B[3]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10)[4]
Okayplayer 4/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[6]
Spin 4/5 stars[7]
Stylus Magazine B+[8]
USA Today 3/4 stars[9]
Vibe 4/5 stars[10]

Already Platinum is the debut album by rapper Slim Thug released in July 2005. It was released on Pharrell and Chad Hugo's Star Trak label. The original release date was slated for February 2005. However, heavy bootlegging and numerous delays held the album back, forcing a vast majority of its original track listing to be replaced. The original track listing included the original version of the track "I Ain't Heard of That," which featured Jay-Z.

In an interview with XXL Magazine, the rapper explains the album title does not suggest he will go platinum, but that his lifestyle (before he got a record deal) was already similar to that of rappers who had reached the platinum status. In an interview on The Tyra Banks Show, mentor Pharrell revealed that he was a millionaire before the two met, and he especially liked that about him. He continued to say that he was "already platinum," the album name was just in confirmation of this.

The album also debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 with 130,000 copies sold in the first week released.[11] Since then the album has sold over 500,000 copies.[12][13][14]

There is a Screwed & Chopped version of the album by DJ Michael '5000' Watts for Swishahouse.

The song "Like a Boss" was parodied by The Lonely Island with the same name.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "The Intro"   Mr. Lee 2:24
2. "Like a Boss"   The Neptunes 3:20
3. "3 Kings" (featuring T.I. & Bun B) Mr. Lee 4:50
4. "Diamonds"   Mr. Lee 3:14
5. "Boyz 'N' Blue" (featuring Killa Kyleon, Sir Daily, PJ & Chris Ward) Mr. Lee 3:50
6. "I Ain't Heard Of That (remix)" (featuring Bun B) The Neptunes 3:49
7. "Click Clack" (featuring Pusha T) The Neptunes 3:32
8. "Everybody Loves a Pimp" (featuring Jazze Pha) Jazze Pha 4:21
9. "Already Platinum" (featuring Pharrell) The Neptunes 4:47
10. "Ashy to Classy"   The Neptunes 3:38
11. "The Interview"   Sha Money XL & Black Jeruz 2:47
12. "Playa You Don't Know"   The Neptunes 4:30
13. "Miss Mary"   Cool & Dre 4:28
14. "Incredible Feelin'" (featuring Jazze Pha) Jazze Pha 4:35
15. "This is My Life" (featuring LeToya Luckett) The Neptunes 4:10
16. "Dedicate"   The Neptunes 4:33

Chart history[edit]

Album
Chart (2005) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 2

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