Game Face

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Game Face
Studio album by Master P
Released December 18, 2001 (U.S.)
Recorded 2000–2001
Genre Hip hop
Length 48:22
Label The New No Limit/ Universal Music Group
Producer Carlos Stephens, Ezell Swang, Full Pack Music, Master P (exec.), Donald XL Robertson (exec.), S Bear, Presidential Campaign, Myke Diesel
Master P chronology
Ghetto Postage
(2000)
Game Face
(2001)
Good Side, Bad Side
(2004)
Singles from Game Face
  1. "Ooohhhwee"
    Released: 2001
  2. "Rock it (feat. Weebie & Krazy)"
    Released: 2001
  3. "Real Love"
    Released: 2002

Game Face is the 10th studio album by American rapper Master P, released on December 18, 2001. It marked the debut of The New No Limit and a partnership with Universal Records. There are three singles released from the album, "Ooohhhwee", "Real Love", and "Rock it", Music videos were released for all three. The album received a mixed reception from critics who saw some change in Master P's production and lyrical delivery but felt that it didn't delivery anything new to the genre.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (40/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B−[3]
HipHopDX 2.5/5 stars[4]
Vibe 3/5 stars[5]

Game Face garnered mixed reviews from music critics who saw some change in lyrical content and production but felt that it didn't deliver anything new to the genre. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 40, based on 4 reviews.[1]

Shawn Edwards of Vibe praised Master P for using simplistic wordplay and different production on his songs to feel more accessible saying, "While P's rhyme schemes haven't changed much, he has improved his musical backdrops significantly."[5] Tom Sinclair of Entertainment Weekly found most of the album to be pleasant concluding with, "there's something oddly comforting about the inexorability of it all."[3] Jason Birchmeier of AllMusic complimented Master P for changing his Southern sound into a more pop rap direction with the samples he used for his songs saying, "Game Face isn't any more impressive than any of his past few albums since Ghetto D. However, it is a much more accessible album because of the pop approach."[2] HipHopDX found tracks like "The Farm," "Lose It and Get It Back" and "Back on Top" as stand outs from the album but felt that it didn't deliver anything new to the genre saying "Most reviews have substance but, like this CD, hip hop will be left feeling empty."[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number seventy-two on the Billboard 200 and sold 95,000 copies in its first week of sales. It later climbed up the charts and peaked at number 46 early in 2002.

Music videos[edit]

There was a music video for the single entitled "Real Love" featuring Sera-Lynn. There was also a music video for the single "Ooohhhwee".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Take It Outside" (2:20)
  2. "Ghetto Ballin'" (3:42) (featuring Lil' Romeo & Silkk The Shocker)
  3. "Ooohhhwee" (4:13) (featuring Weebie)
  4. "Real Love" (3:39) (featuring Sera-Lynn)
  5. "We Want Dough" (3:25)
  6. "The Block" (2:55)
  7. "A Woman" (2:40)
  8. "Back on Top" (3:50) (featuring Silkk The Shocker, Lil' Romeo & C-Murder)
  9. "The Farm" (3:16)
  10. "What I'm Bout" (3:13)
  11. "Whoadie Gone" (4:07)
  12. "I Don't" (2:48)
  13. "Rock It" (3:51) (featuring Weebie & Krazy)
  14. "Lose It and Get It Back" (4:23)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart positions (Album)

Chart (2001) Position
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums # 12
US Billboard 200 # 53

Singles[edit]

Ooohhwee

Chart (2001) Position
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks # 19
Rhythmic Top 40 # 34
Billboard Hot 100 # 52

Rock It

Chart (2001) Position
Billboard Hot 100 # 18
USHot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks # 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reviews for Gameface by Master P". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 17, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason. "Game Face - Master P". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Sinclair, Tom (January 18, 2002). "Gameface Review". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved April 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Q, Wise (January 28, 2002). "Master P - Game Face". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Spin Media (Feb 2002). Vibe 10. Spin Media. p. 121. ISSN 1070-4701. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 

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