Ghetto Pop Life

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Ghetto Pop Life
Studio album by Danger Mouse & Jemini
Released 9 September 2003
Recorded 2002/3
Genre Hip hop
Length 68:09
Label Lex
Producer Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse & Jemini chronology
Ghetto Pop Life
(2003)
The Grey Album
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
BBC - Collective 8/10 stars [2]
Dusted Positive [3]
IGN 8.5/10 stars [4]
musicOMH 4/5 stars [5]
Pitchfork Media 7.8/10.0 [6]
Prefix 6/10 stars [7]
Stylus (A) [8]

Ghetto Pop Life is the debut album of producer Danger Mouse and rapper Jemini. It was released in 2003 on Lex Records and also featured Tha Alkaholiks, Cee Lo Green, The Pharcyde, J-Zone and Prince Po from Organized Konfusion. In 2004 a reprint of the album with three additional tracks was released in the US.

Lex Records also released three EPs with tracks (and remixes of tracks) from the album: Take Care Of Business EP, Conceited Bastard EP and the 26 Inch EP.

Moreover there was a special promotional CD, the Ghetto Pop Mix, a mixtape with short remixes of the tracks from the album fading into each other, along with a couple of new exclusive tracks.

The song "The Only One" was featured in the 2004 film Dead Man's Shoes.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Born-A-MC - 2:29
  2. Ghetto Pop Life Intro - 1:09
  3. Ghetto Pop Life - 4:23
  4. Omega Supreme - 5:03
  5. What U Sittin' On? - (featuring Tha Liks)- 3:58
  6. The Only One - 3:17
  7. Take Care of Business - (featuring J-Zone)- 3:38
  8. That Brooklyn Shit - 3:35
  9. Yoo-Hoo! - 4:35
  10. Copy Cats - (featuring Prince Po)- 3:49
  11. Don't Do Drugs - 3:23
  12. Medieval - (featuring The Pharcyde)- 4:59
  13. Bush Boys - 4:01
  14. Here We Go Again - 3:51
  15. I'ma Doomee [Love Letter]- 3:04
  16. Knuckle Sandwich - 2:07
  17. What U Sittin' On? (DM's 26 Remix) (featuring Cee-Lo & Tha Liks)- 3:30
  18. The Shit - 3:18
  19. Ghetto Pop Life II - 3:54

Track 17–19 appear only on the 2004 US reissue of the album and were taken from the 26 Inch EP.

Related EPs[edit]

"Take Care of Business EP"
Released 2002
Producer(s) Danger Mouse
Released in 2002 as 12" vinyl. Also available as mp3 download on Bleep.
"Conceited Bastard EP"
Released 2003
Producer(s) Danger Mouse
Released in 2003 as 12" vinyl.
"26" EP"
Released 2003
Producer(s) Danger Mouse
Released in 2003 as 12" vinyl and CD. Also available as mp3 download on Bleep.

Ghetto Pop Mix[edit]

Cover of the Ghetto Pop Mix

There were two editions of this promotional mixtape CD: The original one, with eleven tracks, which was only available with the August 2003 issue of Hip-Hop Connection; and an extended version with a total of sixteen tracks.

  1. Intro – 2:15
  2. "Ghetto Pop Life" – 1:40
  3. "Don't Do Drugs" – 1:12
  4. "The Only One" – 1:13
  5. (exclusive track) – 2:44
  6. "That Brooklyn Shit" – 2:10
  7. "What U Sittin On?" – 2:00
  8. "Omega Supreme" – 3:38
  9. "Bush Boys" – 1:35
  10. (exclusive track) – 1:01
  11. "Copy Cats" – 2:24
  12. (exclusive track) – 1:57
  13. "Brooklyn Kids" – 2:56
  14. "Who Wanna Step II Dis" – 4:21
  15. Suzanne Vega "Tom's Diner" (DM Mix) – 1:59
  16. Nas "It Ain't Hard To Tell" (DM Mix) – 3:13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pytlik, Mark. "Allmusic review". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  2. ^ Rutledge, James (2003-07-11). "BBC review". Collective. BBC. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  3. ^ Strock, Owen (2003-11-07). "Dusted Magazine review". Dusted Magazine. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  4. ^ Fry, Will (2005-09-28). "IGN review". IGN. News Corporation. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  5. ^ Hubbard, Michael (2003-07-14). "musicOMH review". musicOMH. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  6. ^ Plagenhoef, Scott (2003-09-16). "Pitchfork review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  7. ^ Burrell, Jalylah (2003-09-09). "Prefix Mag review". Prefix Mag. Prefix Media. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  8. ^ Passantino, Dom (2003-09-01). "Stylus Magazine review". Stylus. Retrieved 2011-06-09.