Duces 'n Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way

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Duces 'n Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way
Studio album by Tha Eastsidaz
Released July 31, 2001
Recorded 2000–2001
Genre West Coast hip hop
Length 79:33
Label Doggystyle/TVT
Producer Alchemist, Battlecat, Fredwreck, Hi-Tek, Jelly Roll, Meech Wells, Quazedelic, Rick Rock, Snoop Dogg (exec.), Swizz Beatz
Tha Eastsidaz chronology
Tha Eastsidaz
Duces 'n Trayz
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars[3]
Vibe 3.5/5 stars[4]
RapReviews (7.0/10)[5]

Duces 'n Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way is the second and final studio album by American rap group Tha Eastsidaz, released on July 30, 2001. The album features the single "I Luv It" and includes the song "Crip Hop" which was also featured in the film, Baby Boy and the corresponding soundtrack.

The album had peaked the Billboard 200 at 4th place after a solid sales of 116,000 CDs delivered and stayed on the chart for nine consecutive weeks.[6] It peaked at number 15 the previous week on the Canada Top 50 Albums chart for four weeks in a row. It was certificated gold on March 11, 2002. It is more than likely the last Eastsidaz release by Snoop because the group has split irrevocably since Tray Deee was condemned to a 12-year sentence in prison (although Snoop quit before, and the two members left were planning to release their own Eastsidaz album entitled Statues & Limitations, the project was never finished).[7]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer Featured guest(s) Length
1 "Intro" 1:19
2 "I Luv It" Battlecat 5:00
3 "Eastside Ridaz" Hi-Tek Nate Dogg, Soopafly, Latoya Williams 4:20
4 "Crip Hop" Battlecat Latoya Williams 5:17
5 "I Don't Know" Battlecat Suga Free, Soopafly, Latoya Williams 4:09
6 "Welcome 2 tha House" Battlecat Tha Angels, Nate Dogg 3:51
7 "Friends" Alchemist Kokane 2:58
8 "Gang Bang 4 Real" Fredwreck Bad Azz 4:51
9 "I Pledge Allegiance" Fredwreck Soopafly, Kokane 3:48
10 "Now Is the Time" Keith Clizark, Meech Wells Kokane 3:46
11 "Cool" Hi-Tek Nate Dogg, Butch Cassidy 5:14
12 "Dogghouse in Your Mouth" Battlecat Suga Free, Soopafly, RBX, Kurupt, Ruff Dogg, King Lou, Mixmaster Spade 6:45
13 "Connected" Alchemist Mobb Deep, Kokane 4:21
14 "Mac Bible Chapter 2:11 Verse 20–21" Fredwreck Mac Minista 1:42
15 "Break a Bitch Til I Die" Jelly Roll 4:09
16 "Sticky Fingers" Rick Rock Kokane, Rick Rock 3:14
17 "There Comes a Time" Jelly Roll Daddy V 4:28
18 "Late Night" Meech Wells Kokane 2:58
19 "So Low" Quazedelic, Meech Wells Lil' Mo 3:33
20 "Everywhere I Go" Swizz Beatz Kokane 4:35


I Luv It

  • "Mr. Groove" by One Way.

Crip Hop

  • "Square Biz" by Teena Marie.


Album chart awards[edit]

Chart Position
Top R&B albums # 2
The Billboard 200 # 4
Top independent albums # 1

Single chart awards[edit]

I Luv It

Chart Position
Hot R&B/hip-hop songs # 57


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