Da Baddest Bitch

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Da Baddest Bitch
Studio album by Trina
Released March 21, 2000
Recorded 1999-2000
Genre Southern rap, dirty rap, rap
Length 50:10
Label Slip-N-Slide, Atlantic Records
Producer Solomon "Sox" Hepburn (Ex)
Ted "Touche" Lucas (Ex)
Derrick Baker, Red Spyda, Dwayne "Spider-Man" Webb, Big Lee Entertainment, Charles Harrison & Leland Robinson for Major Jam, The Diaz Brothers, Gorilla Tek
Trina chronology
Da Baddest Bitch
(2000)
Diamond Princess
(2002)
Singles from Da Baddest Bitch
  1. "Da Baddest Bitch"
    Released: December 22, 1999
  2. "Pull Over"
    Released: March 13, 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews 6.5/10 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly A−[3]
Spins 7/10 stars[4]
Vibe (Favorable)[4]
The Source 3/5 stars[4]
Billboard (Favorable)[5]
Rhapsody (Favorable)[6]
Rolling Stone 2.0/5 stars[7]

Da Baddest Bitch is the debut album by American rapper Trina. It was released on March 21, 2000[8] through the label Atlantic/Slip-N-Slide Records.[9] The album debuted at number thirty-three on the US The Billboard 200 and number eleven on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and entered the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Albums in 2002.[10]

Singles[edit]

The album was preceded by the lead single "Da Baddest Bitch" on December 22, 1999. The single failed to chart on any chart but the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, on which it reached number sixty-four.[11]

The second and final single from the album, "Pull Over", was released on March 13, 2000 and reached number ninety-three on the Hot 100, number forty-six on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and number forty-one on the Rap Songs chart.[11][12]

Reception[edit]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at number thirty-three on the US Billboard 200 and number eleven on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It was certified Gold by the RIAA in November 2000 for selling over 700,000 copies.[13]Da Baddest Bitch stayed on the Billboard 200 chart for twenty-nine weeks and on the Hip-Hop/R&B album chart for forty-nine consecutive weeks.[14]

In 2001 Trina released a collaborative album with Trick Daddy titled Thugs R US. The album had unreleased cuts that didn't make it on their previous albums in 2000. The album went on to sell over 1,400,000 copies and was certified Platinum by the RIAA. The sales were both combined with their previous albums which was released in 2000.[15][16]

Critics[edit]

Craig Seymour of Entertainment Weekly reviewed the album saying, "As nasty as Lil' Kim used to be, Trina boldly positions herself as the new queen of randy hip-hop tales in which sex is a contact sport played by rival genders. Spare Miami-bass beats provide the apt low end for her below-the-belt rhymes on Da Baddest Bitch. And a song about the pain of loving a violent, cash-obsessed thug shows that she's as skilled at speaking truths as she is at hawking fantasies."[17]

Billboard says, "Rap divadom has a new challenger. Trina makes her solo debut with the single, "Da Baddest Bitch," off the album of the same name. The 21-year-old rapper, who made her debut on Trick Daddy's party anthem "Nann," proudly carries the torch lit by female MCs like Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown before her, as an artist not afraid to use her feminine wiles to get what she wants. The Miami bass-influenced track, produced by the Black Mob, has Trina making some serious demands on her men in a slow and steady Florida flow. The hook borrows liberally from Michael Jackson's classic "Bad," as it asks, "Who's bad?" Trina shows that female MCs can boast just like the big boys of rap."[18]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length
1. "The Big Lick" (featuring The Lost Tribe) 2:54
2. "Da Baddest Bitch" 3:15
3. "If U Wit Me" (featuring Jill Sobule & The Lost Tribe) 3:13
4. "Hairdresser Skit" 0:36
5. "Ain't Shit" (featuring Lois Lane) 4:01
6. "Off the Chain Wit It" (featuring Trick Daddy) 4:14
7. "69 Ways" (featuring J-Shin) 2:40
8. "Club Skit" 1:11
9. "Ball Wit Me" (featuring 24 Karatz) 3:16
10. "Watch Yo Back" (featuring Twista) 4:06
11. "Off Glass" (featuring Deuce Poppi) 3:37
12. "Answering Machine Skit" 0:39
13. "I Don't Need You" (featuring Trick Daddy) 2:18
14. "I Need" (featuring Tre+6) 3:46
15. "I'll Always" 3:23
16. "Mama" (featuring J.A.B.A.N. & J-Shin) 3:08
17. "Take Me" (featuring Pamela Long of Total) 3:55
18. "Pull Over" 3:13

Personnel[edit]