IV Life

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
IV Life
Studio album by King Tee
Released March 28, 1995
Recorded 1994
Genre West Coast hip hop
Label MCA Records
Producer King Tee
DJ Pooh
E-Swift
D.St.
DJ Broadway
Mark Sparks
Rashad
Big Moe X
T.R. Funk Ignitor
Thayad
Da Mic Profesah
Nikke Nicole
SLJ
King Tee chronology
Tha Triflin' Album
(1993)
IV Life
(1995)
Ruff Rhymes: Greatest Hits Collection
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

IV Life is the fourth album by West Coast hip hop artist King Tee. It is his first album released by MCA Records on March 28, 1995 after his split with Capitol Records. It stands as one of King Tee's most diverse albums production-wise as not only King Tee and DJ Pooh produced tracks, but DJ Broadway, Mark Sparks and plenty of other producers lacking previous relationships with King Tee also produce. The production on this album is sample reliant and artists sampled include A Tribe Called Quest (on "You Can't See Me"), The Four Tops (on "Dippin'"), Freddie Hubbard (on "3 Strikes Ya' Out") and Grover Washington, Jr. (on "Down Ass Loc"). Upon release, IV Life received an above average critical reception and reached #10 on the Top Heatseekers[clarification needed] list. 'It contains King Tee's last charting single, "Dippin'," which has been described as a classic track to play in a car.[2] It also contains two less popular singles, "Way Out There" and "Free Style Ghetto" featuring Breeze, Tha Alkaholiks and Likwit Crew newcomer, Xzibit.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s) Length
1 "You Can't See Me" DJ Broadway, Mark Sparks King Tee 4:23
2 "Super Nigga" DJ Pooh, King Tee, Rashad DJ Pooh, King Tee, Rashad 4:03
3 "Duck" DJ Broadway, King Tee E-Swift, King Tee 4:10
4 "Dippin'" DJ Broadway, King Tee King Tee 4:17
5 "3 Strikes Ya' Out" Big Moe X, T.R. Funk Ignitor King Tee 4:19
6 "Down Ass Loc" DJ Broadway, King Tee King Tee 3:00
7 "Free Style Ghetto" DJ Broadway, Thayad MC Breeze, King Tee, Tha Alkaholiks, Xzibit 4:50
8 "Way Out There" Da Mic Profesah, DJ Broadway (co-producer) King Tee 4:35
9 "Let's Get It On" Nikke Nicole King Tee, Nikke Nicole 4:30
10 "Check The Flow" D.St., SLJ King Tee 4:13
11 "Advertisement" DJ Broadway, King Tee King Tee 3:53
12* "Dippin' (Remix)" [Canada Only Track] DJ Broadway, King Tee King Tee 4:10

Samples[edit]

You Can't See Me

Super Nigga

Duck

Dippin'

3 Strikes Ya' Out

Down Ass Loc

Free Style Ghetto

Way Out There

Advertisement

Album singles[edit]

Single cover Single information
"Dippin'"
  • Released: June 28, 1994
  • B-side: "Duck"
"Way Out There"
  • Released: February 21, 1995
  • B-side: "Super Nigga"
"Free Style Ghetto"
  • Released: June 20, 1995
  • B-side: "Super Nigga", "Let's Get It On"

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Billboard 200 171
Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 23
Top Heatseekers 10

Singles[edit]

Year Song Hot Rap Singles
1994 "Dippin'" 46

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mills, Brad. IV Life at AllMusic
  2. ^ allmusic ((( IV Life > Overview )))