Ode to the Ghetto

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Ode to the Ghetto
Studio album by Guilty Simpson
Released March 25, 2008
Recorded 2007
Genre Hip-Hop
Length 47:35
Label Stones Throw Records
Producer Madlib, Mr. Porter, Oh No, J Dilla, Black Milk, DJ Babu, Konnie Ross
Guilty Simpson chronology
Stray Bullets
Ode to the Ghetto
O.J. Simpson
Singles from Ode to the Ghetto
  1. "Getting Bitches"
    Released: 2007
  2. "She Won't Stay at Home"
    Released: 2007
  3. "Man's World"
    Released: 2007
  4. "Footwork"
    Released: 2008
  5. "Ode to the Ghetto"
    Released: 2008
  6. "Home Invazion"
    Released: 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX.com 4/5 stars[2]
Okayplayer 4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media 4.5/10 stars[4]
PopMatters (8/10)[5]
RapReviews.com 10/10 stars[6]
The Source 4/5 stars[7]

Ode to the Ghetto is the debut solo album by American MC Guilty Simpson, released on Stones Throw Records. While making many guest appearances on albums by fellow Detroit rappers and producers, Guilty has had to wait years for his own solo album to come together. Production on the album is handled by many Stones Throw producers, Detroit producers Denaun Porter, of D12,and Konnie Ross of Almighty Dreadnaughtz, as well as Los Angeles producer DJ Babu of Dilated Peoples.


# Title Time Producer(s) Featured guest(s)
1 "The American Dream" 2:10 Madlib
2 "Robbery" 3:20 Mr. Porter
3 "She Won't Stay at Home" 1:55 Madlib
4 "Footwork" 3:29 Oh No
5 "Ode to the Ghetto" 3:27 Oh No
6 "Get Bitches" 2:19 Mr. Porter
  • Kon Artis: Chorus
7 "I Must Love You" 3:17 J Dilla
8 "The Future" 2:57 Madlib
  • MED: 2nd Verse
9 "Pigs" 1:49 Madlib
10 "My Moment" 2:53 Black Milk
11 "Run" 3:40 Black Milk
12 "Kinda Live" 3:19 Mr. Porter
13 "Yikes" 2:05 Madlib
14 "The Real Me" 2:44 Black Milk
15 "Kill 'Em" 3:09 DJ Babu
16 "Almighty Dreadnaughtz" 5:02 Konnie Ross
  • Supa Emcee: 1st Verse
  • Krizsteel: 2nd Verse
  • Konnie Ross: 3rd Verse

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
Billboard Top Heatseekers 23
Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 69


Name Credits
Mike Chav Engineer
DJ Babu Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Kelly Hibert Mastering, Mixing
Jeff Jank Cover Art
Pete Lyman Engineer, Mixing
Peanut Butter Wolf Executive Producer
J.Rocc Cut
Konnie Ross Producer
Noelle Scags Vocals