Listennn... the Album

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Listennn... the Album
Studio album by DJ Khaled
Released June 6, 2006
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre Hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 65:56
Label

Terror Squad, Koch

Producer Cool & Dre, DJ Khaled, Diaz Brothers, Kanye West, The Runners, DJ Nasty & LVM, Midnight Black, Jon Brion, StreetRunner, Mr. Collipark, DVLP, Filthy, T-MIX, Nick Fury, Keith Mack, Jack Venom
DJ Khaled chronology
Listennn... The Album
(2006)
We the Best
(2007)
Singles from Listennn... The Album
  1. "Holla at Me"
    Released: February 28, 2006
  2. "Grammy Family"
    Released: July 1, 2006
  3. "Born-N-Raised"
    Released: September 24, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
HipHopDX 2.5/5 stars [2]
PopMatters (8/10) [3]
RapReviews (6/10) [4]
Vibe 3.5/5 stars [5]
XXL 3/5 stars [6]

Listennn... the Album is the debut album by mixtape DJ and Terror Squad member DJ Khaled, released on June 6, 2006. The album debuted in the top twelve of the Billboard 200.

Background[edit]

DJ Khaled produced three tracks on the album: the "Intro", "Problem" with Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss and "Where You At" with Freeway and the Clipse. The rest of the production is handled by others producers or guests. Guests include P.M., Fat Joe, Young Jeezy, Kanye West, Bun B, Trick Daddy, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Birdman, Juelz Santana, Slim Thug, Krayzie Bone, Chamillionaire, Trina, Twista, Freeway, T.I., John Legend, Akon, Jadakiss, Beanie Sigel, Styles P, Dre, Paul Wall, Pitbull, Brisco, Homebwoi, Lil Scrappy and others. Despite his mention in the intro, Nas does not appear on the album, but he does appear on DJ Khaled's third and fourth albums, We Global and Victory respectively, on the tracks, "I'm On" and "Victory". In total the album features 43 collaborators, Rick Ross is featured on three tracks, while Pitbull, Lil Wayne and Fat Joe are each featured on two tracks.[7]

Singles[edit]

The first official single is "Holla at Me", featuring Lil Wayne, Paul Wall, Fat Joe, Rick Ross and Pitbull. The single peaked at #59 on the Billboard 100. The second official single is "Grammy Family", featuring Kanye West, John Legend and Consequence. The third official single is "Born-N-Raised", featuring Pitbull, Trick Daddy and Rick Ross. The song is also included on Pitbull's second album El Mariel.

Commercial Performance[edit]

The album debuted at number #12, selling 44,000 copies in its first week. It has since sold over 230,000 copies.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   DJ Khaled 1:59
2. "Born-N-Raised" (featuring Pitbull, Trick Daddy and Rick Ross) The Runners 4:16
3. "Gangsta Shit" (featuring Young Jeezy, Bun B, Slick Pulla and Blood Raw) DJ Nasty & LVM, Midnight Black 3:51
4. "Grammy Family" (featuring Kanye West, Consequence and John Legend) Kanye West, Jon Brion 3:24
5. "Problem" (featuring Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss) DJ Khaled 3:36
6. "Holla at Me" (featuring Lil Wayne, Paul Wall, Fat Joe, Rick Ross and Pitbull) Cool & Dre 4:28
7. "Addicted" (featuring Juelz Santana) StreetRunner 3:45
8. "Watch Out" (featuring Akon, Styles P, Fat Joe and Rick Ross) Cool & Dre 3:45
9. "Destroy You" (featuring Krayzie Bone and Twista) Cool & Dre 4:27
10. "Never Be Nothing Like Me" (featuring Lil' Scrappy and Homeboy) Mr. Collipark 4:23
11. "Candy Paint" (featuring Slim Thug, Trina and Chamillionaire) Cool & Dre 4:10
12. "MIA" (featuring Lil Wayne) DVLP 3:45
13. "Where You At" (featuring Freeway and Clipse) DJ Khaled 3:52
14. "Still Fly" (featuring Birdman and Chop) T-MIX 5:10
15. "Dip Slide Ride Out" (featuring T.I., Big Kuntry King and Young Dro) Nick Fury, Keith Mack 5:10
16. "Movement" (featuring Dre) Cool & Dre 3:42
17. "The Future of Dade" (featuring Brisco, Dirty Red, Dela, Lunch Money, Co, Hennessy and P.M.) Jack Venom 5:37

Samples[edit]

Grammy Family

  • "You've Made Me So Very Happy" by Lou Rawls
  • "Think of Your Thoughts as Children" by Philippe Wynne

Holla at Me

Born N Raised

References[edit]