My Homies

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My Homies
Studio album by Scarface
Released March 3, 1998
Recorded 1996 (Homies & Thuggs)- 1997
Genre Southern hip hop, Gangsta rap, Rap
Length 136:33
Label Rap-A-Lot
Producer 88 Keys, Domo, Joe Bythewood, John Bido, Jo Jo, J. Prince (exec.), Mike Dean, Mr. Lee, N.O. Joe, Precise, Rag Tag, Scarface (exec.), Tone Capone, Tony Randle (exec.)
Scarface chronology
The Untouchable
(1997)
My Homies
(1998)
The Last of a Dying Breed
(2000)
Singles from My Homies
  1. "Homies & Thuggs"
    Released: 1998
  2. "Sex Faces"
    Released: 1998
  3. "Win Lose Or Draw"
    Released: 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3.5/4 stars[2]
RapReviews (7/10)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[4]
The Source 4/5 stars[5]

My Homies is a double-disc album by American rapper Scarface, which is his first, released March 3, 1998 on Rap-A-Lot Records. The album features production by Mike Dean, Mr. Lee, N.O. Joe, Scarface and Tone Capone. It peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 4 on the Billboard 200[6] and was certified Platinum by the RIAA on April 6, 1998. The album features guest performances by 2Pac, Ice Cube, Devin the Dude, B-Legit, UGK, Too Short, Do or Die and Willie D. Scarface appears solo on two of thirty songs, performs with others on twenty-three and does not contribute vocals on five, which was a similar format by Dr. Dre in his 1992 album The Chronic where he didn't appear in three tracks himself.

Along with singles, music videos were produced for the songs: "Homies & Thuggs", featuring 2Pac and Master P and "Sex Faces", featuring Too Short, Tela and Devin the Dude. In the original of "Homies & Thuggs", 2Pac's verse was later added. The song, "Sleepin' In My Nikes", was originally released on the Seagram album, Souls on Ice. The solo track, "Boo Boo'n", was later re-released on the Devin the Dude album, The Dude.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
# Title Producers Performers
1 "Ma Homiez" Scarface, Mike Dean, Domo Scarface
2 "Hustler" Mr. Lee Hoodlumz, FLAJ
3 "Do What You Do" Tone Capone Bushwick Bill, K.B., B-Legit
4 "Southside: Houston, Texas" Scarface, John Bido Scarface, Devin the Dude, Tela
5 "Don't Testify" Scarface, Mr. Lee Scarface, Facemob, Hoodlumz
6 "Homies & Thuggs (Remix)" Scarface Scarface, Master P, Doracell, 2Pac
7 "The Geto" N.O. Joe Scarface, Willie D, Ice Cube, K.B.
8 "Fuck Faces" Scarface, Mike Dean Scarface, Too $hort, Tela, Devin the Dude
9 "What's Goin' On" 88 Keys Scarface, A-G-2-A-Ke
10 "2 Real" Scarface, Mr. Lee 3-2, UGK, F.L.A.J.
11 "Rules 4 Real Niggas" Scarface, Mr. Lee Scarface, Hoodlumz
12 "Win Lose Or Draw" Scarface, Mike Dean, Mr. Lee Scarface, Johnny P, DMG, Lo-Ke
13 "Overnight" Joe Bythewood Do or Die, Rock Roc, Snypaz
14 "Small Time" Mike Dean, Precise Scarface, Ghetto Twiinz
15 "Krunch Time" Mike Dean K.B.
Disc 2
# Title Producers Performers
1 "City Under Siege" Mr. Lee Scarface, Facemob
2 "Do What You Want" N.O. Joe, Jo Jo Scarface, Devin the Dude
3 "Dog These Ho's" Scarface, Mr. Lee Scarface, E-Rock, C-Note
4 "Boo Boo'n" Domo Scarface, Devin the Dude
5 "You Owe Me" Mr. Lee Scarface, Facemob
6 "In My Blood" Mike Dean Scarface, Big Mike, DMG, Yukmouth
7 "Sleepin' In My Nikes" Mike Dean Scarface, Seagram
8 "Greed" N.O. Joe, Jo Jo Scarface
9 "Who Run This" Scarface, Mike Dean Scarface, 007
10 "Cocaine" 88 Keys Scarface, A-G-2-A-Ke
11 "All Night Long" Scarface Scarface, F.L.A.J.
12 "Use These Ho's" Domo Scarface, Devin the Dude, K.B.
13 "Menace Niggas Never Die" Mr. Lee Scarface, Menace Clan, Caine
14 "Homies & Thuggs (The Original)" N.O. Joe, Mike Dean Scarface, Master P, 2Pac
15 "Warriors" Rag Tag Scarface, Rag Tag

Samples[edit]

  • "Southside: Houston, Texas
    • "West Coast Poplock" by Ronnie Hudson & The Street People
  • "The Geto"
    • "Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth" by The 24-Carat Black
  • "Homies & Thuggs (Remix)"

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1998)[6] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 4
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Chicago Tribune review
  3. ^ RapReviews review
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 329. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  5. ^ The Source review
  6. ^ a b allmusic ((( My Homies > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2009-12-09.

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