Back for the First Time

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Back for the First Time
Studio album by Ludacris
Released October 17, 2000 (U.S.)
Recorded 1998 − 2000
Genre Hip hop, Southern hip hop, dirty rap
Length 56:32
Label Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam
Producer Ludacris, Mike Johnson, Infamous 2-0, Fate Wilson, Bangladesh, Jermaine Dupri, The Neptunes, Sessy Melia, Timbaland, Organized Noize
Ludacris chronology
Incognegro
(1999)
Back for the First Time
(2000)
Word of Mouf
(2001)
Singles from Back for the First Time
  1. "What's Your Fantasy"
    Released: September 12, 2000
  2. "Southern Hospitality"
    Released: January 2, 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (B+)[2]
NME (4/10)[3]
RapReviews (7/10)[4]
Robert Christgau (neither)[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[7]

Back for the First Time is the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist Ludacris.[8] The album, which serves as his major label debut, was released on October 17, 2000, under Disturbing tha Peace and Def Jam.

Background[edit]

Most of the tracks are taken from his first studio album, the independently released Incognegro (1999), except for "Stick 'Em Up", "Southern Hospitality", a remix of "What's Your Fantasy", and "Phat Rabbit". The album debuted at number four US Billboard 200 chart, and sold 133,000 copies in its first-week of sales.[9]The album has since been certified 3x platinum by the RIAA, with over 3.1 million copies sold.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Time
1 "U Got a Problem?" Bangladesh 4:55
2 "Game Got Switched" Organized Noize 4:09
3 "1st & 10" (Feat. I-20 & Fate Wilson) Bangladesh 3:43
4 "What's Your Fantasy" (Feat. Shawnna) Bangladesh, Sessy Melia 4:35
5 "Come On Over" (skit) 1:03
6 "Hood Stuck" Ludacris 4:21
7 "Get Off Me" (Feat. Pastor Troy) Jermaine Dupri 2:46
8 "Mouthing Off" (Feat. 4-Ize) Ludacris 3:01
9 "Stick 'Em Up" (Feat. UGK) Bangladesh 5:05
10 "Ho" (skit) 0:42
11 "Ho" Bangladesh 2:50
12 "Tickets Sold Out" (skit) 0:32
13 "Catch Up" (Feat. I-20 & Fate Wilson) Ludacris, Fate Wilson 4:14
14 "Southern Hospitality" (Feat. Pharrell) The Neptunes 5:00
15 "What's Your Fantasy (Remix) (Feat. Trina, Shawnna & Foxy Brown) Bangladesh 4:37
16 "Phat Rabbit" (Feat. Timbaland) Timbaland 4:59

Samples[edit]

Phat Rabbit

1st & 10

What's Your Fantasy

  • "Face Down, A** Up" by Luke

Chart Awards[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 2
U.S. Billboard 200 4

References[edit]