Born and Raised (Cormega album)

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Born and Raised
Studio album by Cormega
Released October 20, 2009
Recorded 2006-2009
Genre Hip hop
Length 43:11
Label Aura Records
Producer Large Professor, L.E.S., Easy Mo Bee, DJ Premier, Lil' Fame, Pete Rock, Nottz, Ayatollah, Havoc, Buckwild, DR Period, Khrysis[1]
Cormega chronology
The Testament
(2005)
Born and Raised
(2009)
Raw Forever
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllHipHop 7/10 stars[2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
HipHopDX 4/5 stars[4]
RapReviews 8.5/10 stars[5]

Born and Raised is the fifth studio album by Queensbridge rapper Cormega. It was released on October 20, 2009, after being pushed back several times; the album was originally to be titled Urban Legend but was changed to Born and Raised after rapper T.I. used the original title for his 2004 release (Cormega mentions this on his Who Am I DVD of video of him circa 2003). The album has been met with mostly positive reviews from both fans and critics so far.

The song "Fresh", featuring Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One, Grand Puba, PMD and DJ Red Alert was leaked onto the internet in the middle of 2008. This caused Cormega to replace the original version, produced by Emile, with a remix by Buckwild re-titled as "Mega Fresh X" for the retail album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Prelude" (Feat. Marley Marl) /
"Intro (The 3rd Coming)"  
Khrysis *
Bear One
2:34
2. "Girl"   L.E.S. * 2:56
3. "Love Your Family" (Feat. Havoc) Havoc 3:54
4. "Get It In" (Feat. Lil' Fame) Easy Mo Bee 3:12
5. "The Other Side"   Fizzy Womack * 3:01
6. "Live And Learn"   Pete Rock 2:58
7. "Make It Clear"   DJ Premier 3:03
8. "Journey"   Large Professor 3:12
9. "Define Yourself" (Feat. Tragedy Khadafi & Havoc) DR Period 2:51
10. "What Did I Do"   Nottz 2:52
11. "Dirty Game"   DJ Premier 4:01
12. "One Purpose"     0:40
13. "Rapture"   Ayatollah 2:54
14. "Mega Fresh X" (Feat. DJ Red Alert, Parrish Smith, Grand Puba, KRS-One & Big Daddy Kane) Buckwild 4:54

* Track 1, 2 and 5 co-produced by Cormega.

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