Ghetto D

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Ghetto D
Studio album by Master P
Released September 2, 1997
Recorded 1996–97
Genre Gangsta Rap, Southern Hip Hop
Length 79:28
Label No Limit Records/Priority
Producer Master P (exec.)
Beats By the Pound (exec.)
Randy Jefferson, K-Lou, Dez
Master P chronology
Ice Cream Man
(1996)
Ghetto D
(1997)
MP Da Last Don
(1998)
Singles from Ghetto D
  1. "I Miss My Homies"
    Released: August 19, 1997
  2. "Make 'Em Say Uhh!"
    Released: January 13, 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]
RapReviews (7.5/10)[3]
The Source 4/5 stars
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention)
NME (7/10)
Spin (5/10)
Vibe (mixed)

Ghetto D is the sixth studio album by American rapper Master P, released on September 2, 1997[4] on No Limit Records in the United States.

Background[edit]

Originally slated to be titled as Ghetto Dope, the name was shortened to the current title before the release due to the drug reference in the aforementioned title. The album would be one of Master P's biggest albums.

Controversy[edit]

The original album cover, which depicted a crack addict sitting on a curb and smoking from a glass pipe, was recalled from store shelves. It was promptly replaced by the collage style cover.

Chart performance[edit]

The album became the biggest-selling of Master P's career, peaking at #1 on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts with first-week sales of 761,000 copies.[5] It was mainly on the strength of the three singles released; "I Miss My Homies" (US #11), "Make 'Em Say Uhh!" (US #7), and "Burbons and Lacs" (US #3) all became hit singles in the years 1997 and 1998. "Gangstas Need Love" samples Diana Ross's hit single "Missing You", while "I Miss My Homies" samples The O'Jays' song "Brandy" from the album So Full of Love. In 2008" Make 'Em Say Uhh!" it ranked #26 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. It ranked at #36 on Blender's list of the "50 Worst Songs Ever", [1] and at #60 on the list of the 100 Worst Songs Ever by Matthew Wilkening of AOL Radio. [2] In 2008, it ranked #94 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. "Here We Go", featuring Fiend and Mystikal, was a b-side, released on the "I Miss My Homies" single. The album was certified 3x Platinum on August 4, 2006, with 3,185,221 copies sold, according to SoundScan.[6]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Featured Performers Length
1. "Ghetto D" Silkk The Shocker, C-Murder 4:37
2. "Let's Get Em" Mystikal, Silkk The Shocker 5:48
3. "I Miss My Homies" Pimp-C, Silkk The Shocker, Mo B. Dick, Odell 5:25
4. "We Riders" Mac 3:58
5. "Throw 'Em Up" Kane and Abel 3:22
6. "Tryin' 2 Do Something" Fiend, Mac Mo B. Dick 3:24
7. "Plan B" Mia X 3:50
8. "Weed & Money" Silkk The Shocker 4:04
9. "Captain Kirk" Fiend, Silkk The Shocker, Mystikal 5:05
10. "Stop Hatin'" Fiend, Silkk The Shocker, Mo B. Dick 5:04
11. "Eyes On Your Enemies" Silkk The Shocker, Mo B. Dick 3:29
12. "Make 'Em Say Uhh!" Fiend, Silkk The Shocker Mia X, Mystikal 5:06
13. "Going Through Somethangs" Big Ed, Mr. Serv-On 4:41
14. "Only Time Will Tell" Mac, Sons of Funk 4:08
15. "After Dollars, No Cents" Silkk The Shocker 3:34
16. "Gangstas Need Love" Silkk The Shocker 4:07
17. "Pass Me Da Green" 3:05
18. "Come and Get Some" C-Murder, Prime Suspects 2:31
19. "Bourbons and Lacs" Silkk The Shocker, Lil Gotti, Mo B. Dick 4:09

It should be noted that Silkk The Shocker makes the most guest appearances (eleven) on the album.

2007 - 10th Anniversary Edition[edit]

  1. Weed & Hennesey (feat. C-Murder & Silkk the Shocker)
  2. Scream
  3. Playa 4 Life (feat. Rappin' 4-Tay)
  4. Make 'Em Say Ugh! (Instrumental)

Samples[edit]

Charts[edit]

Year Chart (1997) Position
1997 U.S Billboard 200 1

Singles[edit]

I Miss My Homies

Chart Position
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 16
Hot Rap Singles 2
Billboard Hot 100 25

Make Em Say Uhh

Chart Position
Hot Rap Singles 1
Hot Dance Music/Maxi SIngles Sales 3
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 6
Rhythmic Top 40 10
Billboard Hot 100 9

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ RapReviews review
  4. ^ "Ghetto D". 
  5. ^ http://www.starpulse.com/Music/Master_P/Biography/
  6. ^ http://www.wordofsouth.com/myblock/archive/index.php/t-25640.html
Preceded by
No Way Out by Puff Daddy
Billboard 200 number-one album
September 9–12, 1997
Succeeded by
You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs
by LeAnn Rimes