Lyricist Lounge 2

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Lyricist Lounge 2
Compilation album by Rawkus Records
Released November 28, 2000
Genre Hip Hop
Label Rawkus Records
Producer Rockwilder
DJ Roddy Rod
Hi-Tek
Jay Dee
Ayatollah
Erick Sermon
DJ Mighty Mi
The Alchemist
Madlib
Scott Storch
DJ Premier
Guru
Nottz
Rawkus Records chronology
Soundbombing 2
(1999)
Lyricist Lounge 2
(2000)
Soundbombing III
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau A–[1]
HipHopDX 4.5/5 link
RapReviews 7/10 link

Lyricist Lounge 2 is the second installment in Rawkus Records Lyricist Lounge album series. The release was one of Rawkus' most commercially successful releases, featuring the hit crossover singles, "Oh No" and "Get Up", the former charting on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the Billboard Rap chart. Despite its success, Lyricist Lounge 2 drew criticisms from underground fans, mainly due to the album's more commercial sound, and also because of its focus on established artists, unlike the first installment, which largely featured up-and-coming MC's.

The album features appearances from Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Q-Tip, Wordsworth, Cocoa Brovaz, Beanie Sigel, Royce da 5'9", Ghostface Killah, Saukrates, Redman, Talib Kweli, dead prez, Kool G Rap, M.O.P., Big Noyd, Prodigy, Erick Sermon, Sy Scott, Planet Asia, Punchline, Cobra Red, Phil Da Agony, C-Town, Dilated Peoples, Master Fuol, JT Money, Pastor Troy, and Macy Gray, as well as late hip hop legends The Notorious B.I.G., Big L, Guru, and Nate Dogg.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "16 Bars" The Notorious B.I.G.
2 "Oh No" Rockwilder Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Nate Dogg
3 "Makin' it Blend" DJ Roddy Rod Q-Tip, Wordsworth
4 "Get Up" Hi-Tek Cocoa Brovaz
5 "Get That Dough" Hi-Tek Beanie Sigel
6 "Let's Grow" Jay Dee Royce da 5'9"
7 "Ms. Fat Booty 2" Ayatollah Mos Def, Ghostface Killah
8 "W.K.Y.A." Erick Sermon Saukrates, Redman
9 "Sharp Shooters" Hi-Tek Talib Kweli, dead prez
10 "Legendary Street Team" DJ Mighty Mi Kool G Rap, M.O.P.
11 "The Grimy Way" The Alchemist Big Noyd, Prodigy
12 "Battle" Erick Sermon Erick Sermon, Sy Scott
13 "Da Cipha Interlude" Madlib Punchline, Cobra Red, Planet Asia, Guilty, Phil Da Agony
14 "Still Here" Hi-Tek Big L, C-Town
15 "Right & Exact" The Alchemist Dilated Peoples
16 "Watcha" Scott Storch Master Fuol, JT Money, Pastor Troy
17 "I've Committed Murder (Gang Starr Remix)" DJ Premier, Guru Macy Gray, Mos Def, Guru
18 "Outro" Q-Tip
19 "Legendary Street Team (Remix)" Nottz Kool G Rap, M.O.P.

Album Chart Positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
2000 Lyricist Lounge 2 #33 #7

Singles Chart Positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
2000 "Oh No" #83 #22 #1 #38
"Ms. Fat Booty 2" - - #15 -
2001 "Get Up" - #90 #9 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 13, 2001). "Consumer Guide: Pazz & Jop Preview". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved July 23, 2013.