Free City (album)

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Free City
Studio album by St. Lunatics
Released June 5, 2001
Recorded 2000–2001
New York City, New York
Electric Lady Studios
Unique Studios
Sound On Sound Recordings
Genre Hip hop
Length 71:02/76:29 (with bonus)
Label Universal Records/Fo'Reel/The Incorporated
Producer Jason Epperson, Waiel "Wally" Yaghnam, City Spud, Rich Travali
St. Lunatics chronology
Free City
(2001)
Who's the Boss
(2006)

Free City is the debut studio album by hip-hop group St. Lunatics.[1] It was released on June 5, 2001, almost a full year after the release of group member Nelly's debut, Country Grammar. The album was a commercial success as it debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 with 196,000 copies sold in its first week.[2] The album was certified platinum by the RIAA a month later.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
RapReviews (7/10) link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link

Background[edit]

The title Free City came from their sixth member City Spud who was incarcerated at the time of release.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Just for You (The Introductory Poem)" (feat. Amber Tabares) (1:26)
  2. "S.T.L." (5:21)
  3. "Okay" (3:50)
  4. "Summer in the City" (4:37)
  5. "Mad Baby Daddy (Skit), Part 1" (1:40)
  6. "Boom D Boom" (3:27)
  7. "Midwest Swing" (4:40)
  8. "Show 'Em What They Won" (4:31)
  9. "Let Me in Now" (4:42)
  10. "Diz Iz Da Life" (4:31)
  11. "Mad Baby Daddy (Skit), Part 2" (1:06)
  12. "Scandalous" (3:29)
  13. "Groovin' Tonight" (feat. Brian McKnight) (5:21)
  14. "Jang a Lang" (feat. Penelope) (4:24)
  15. "Mad Baby Daddy (Skit), Part 3" (1:44)
  16. "Real Niggaz" (4:26)
  17. "Here We Come" (4:12)
  18. "Love You So" (feat. Cardan) (4:03)
  19. "Mad Baby Daddy (Skit), Part 4" (3:32)
  20. "Batter Up" (Bonus track) (5:27)

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Free City adapted from CD Universe.[4]

  • St. Lunatics - lead vocals
  • Jason "Jay E" Epperson - producer
  • Waiel "Wally" Yaghnam - producer
  • Steve Eigner - engineer
  • Lavell "City Spud" Webb - producer
  • Penelope - backing vocals
  • Amber Tabares - backing vocals
  • Little Rock - backing vocals
  • Donneash Ferguson - backing vocals
  • Duro Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - engineer
  • Steve Eigner - guitar
  • Bashiri Johnson - percussion
  • Cardan - additional vocals
  • Brian McKnight - additional vocals
  • John Adler - mixing
  • Steve Eigner - guitar
  • Bashiri Johnson - percussion
  • Richard Travali- mixing
  • Jonathan Mannion - photographer

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[5] 3
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[5] 1
Canadian Albums Chart[5] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Free City: St Lunatics: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  2. ^ "Staind Fends Off Radiohead, St. Lunatics At No. 1". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  4. ^ "St Lunatics - Free City CD Album". Cduniverse.com. 2001-06-05. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  5. ^ a b c [1] Billboard. Accessed June 8, 2010.