Blood Money (Mobb Deep album)

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Blood Money
Studio album by Mobb Deep
Released May 2, 2006
Recorded 2005–2006
Genre East coast hip hop
Label
Producer 50 Cent (exec.),
Sha Money XL (exec.),
The Alchemist, Chad Beatz, Dr. Dre, Exile, Fredwreck, Havoc, J.R. Rotem, K-Lassik Beats, Ky Miller, Mike Elizondo, Product & Whitton, Profile
Mobb Deep chronology
Amerikaz Nightmare
(2004)
Blood Money
(2006)
The Infamous Mobb Deep
(2014)
Singles from Blood Money
  1. "Have a Party"
    Released: March 2, 2006
  2. "Put Em in Their Place"
    Released: March 14, 2006
  3. "Give It to Me"
    Released: May 2, 2006
  4. "Creep"
    Released: 2006

Blood Money is the seventh studio album by hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, released on May 2, 2006. It is the group's first and only album on G-Unit & Interscope Records. It features guest appearances by several G-Unit artists, including G-Unit members 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck and affiliate Nyce. The album also features artists such as Mary J. Blige and Nate Dogg. Blood Money is the first Mobb Deep studio album to not feature rapper Big Noyd.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Blender 3.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly A−[3]
Pitchfork Media 4.6/10[4]
PopMatters 5/10[5]
Spin 3/5 stars[6]
Stylus Magazine D[7]
USA Today 3/4 stars[8]
Vibe 4/5 stars[9]
XXL 4/5 stars[10]

Blood Money has received generally mixed reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 55, based on 17 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews."

Commercial performance[edit]

In the United States, the album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 with 106,000 copies sold. This entry at #3 on the Billboard 200 tied Mobb Deep's fourth album Murda Muzik for highest entry on the chart, with Murda Muzik entering the chart at #3 in 1999.

The album has sold 282,000 copies from May 2nd, 2006 - February 25th, 2014.[11]

Track listing[edit]

Tracklist
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Smoke It"   Albert Johnson, Kejuan Muchita, Michael Clervoix, Derick Prosper, Albert Johnson, Kejuan Muchita Havoc 2:57
2. "Put Em in Their Place"   Johnson, Muchita, Clervoix, Ky Miller Havoc, Ky Miller & Sha Money XL 4:00
3. "Stole Something" (featuring Lloyd Banks) Johnson, Muchita, Christopher Lloyd, Micky Jones Havoc 3:57
4. "Creep" (featuring 50 Cent) Johnson, Muchita, Curtis Jackson, R. Pant, Bappi Lahiri Havoc 4:01
5. "Speakin' So Freely"   Johnson, Muchita, H. Ehrlinger, G. Greffenius, Gerhard Narholz Havoc 3:11
6. "Backstage Pass" (featuring 50 Cent) Johnson, Muchita, K. Harrold K-Lassik Beats 3:05
7. "Give It to Me" (featuring Young Buck) Johnson, Muchita, David Brown, M. Castro, N. Lewis, J. Antoine, Jackson, J. Lalit A. Sameer, Profile 3:08
8. "Click Click" (featuring Tony Yayo) Johnson, Muchita, Marvin Bernard, Stu Phillips, G. Larson Havoc 4:25
9. "Pearly Gates" (featuring 50 Cent) Johnson, Muchita, Jackson, A. Manfriedi, R. Bowles Exile 4:16
10. "Capital P, Capital H" (featuring Nyce) Johnson, Muchita, C. Richmond, J. Whitton Product & Whitton 4:15
11. "Daydreamin'"   Johnson, Muchita, Clervoix, C. Burnett Chad Beatz of Tastemaker Music 3:15
12. "The Infamous" (featuring 50 Cent) Johnson, Muchita, Alan Maman, F. Brathwaite The Alchemist 3:53
13. "In Love with the Moulah"   Johnson, Muchita, Jonathan Rotem J.R. Rotem 3:13
14. "It's Alright" (featuring Mary J. Blige & 50 Cent) Johnson, Muchita, Jackson, Mary Blige, W. Harris, W. Henderson, G. Matta Havoc 4:25
15. "Have a Party" (Bonus track) (featuring Nate Dogg & 50 Cent) Johnson, Muchita, Jackson, Nathaniel Hale, Farid Nassar Fredwreck 3:56
16. "Outta Control Remix" (Bonus track) (featuring 50 Cent) Jackson, Johnson, Muchita, Andre Young, Michael Elizondo, Mark Batson, C. Pope Dr. Dre & Mike Elizondo 4:07
Total length:
59:56

The bonus track "Have a Party" originally appeared on the Get Rich or Die Tryin' soundtrack, released in 2005. The other bonus track on the album, "Outta Control Remix", also originally appeared elsewhere, appearing as a bonus track on the re-release edition of 50 Cent's The Massacre. "Outta Control Remix" was also released as a single off of The Massacre and peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Samples[edit]

"Stole Something" contains samples from "Puella Puella" by Man.

"Creep" contains samples from "Dil Tha Akela Akela" by Lata Mangeshkar.

"Speakin' So Freely" contains samples from "Solitude of the Mountains" by Gil Flat.

"Give It to Me" contains samples from "Tujhe Yaad Na Meri AA Yee" by Jatin-Lalit.

"Click Click" contains samples from the Knight Rider theme.

"Pearly Gates" contains samples from "The Judgement Day" by Tavares.

"The Infamous" contains samples from "Gangbusters" - written by F. Brathwaite - Scratch Mix by Grand Wizzard Theodore.

"It's Alright" contains samples from "The Loneliest Man In Town" by Side Effect.

"Have A Party" contains samples from "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy (2006-05-02). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  2. ^ Blender review[dead link]
  3. ^ "Entertainment Weekly review". Ew.com. 2006-04-24. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  4. ^ Pitchfork Media review[dead link]
  5. ^ Huff, Quentin B. "PopMatters review". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  6. ^ Fennessey, Sean. "Spin review". Spin.com. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  7. ^ "Stylus Magazine review". Stylusmagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  8. ^ "USA Today review". Usatoday.com. 2006-05-08. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  9. ^ Vibe review. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  10. ^ "XXL review". Xxlmag.com. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  11. ^ http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/sales/sales_ur.cgi