One Man Band Man

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One Man Band Man
Studio album by Swizz Beatz
Released August 21, 2007
Recorded 2006–2007
Genre Hip hop
Label Full Surface, Universal Motown
Producer Swizz Beatz, The Individualz, Needlz, Nottz, Snags, Neo Da Matrix, Eric McCaine, Young World Music
Swizz Beatz chronology
Swizz Beatz Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories
(2002)
One Man Band Man
(2007)
Haute Living
(2014)
Singles from One Man Band Man
  1. "It's Me Bitches"
    Released: February 13, 2007
  2. "Money in the Bank"
    Released: May 29, 2007
  3. "Top Down"
    Released: September 28, 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
IGN (6.2/10)[2]
Okayplayer (89/100)[3]
Pitchfork Media (7.1/10)[4]
PopMatters (5/10)[5]
RapReviews (5.5/10)[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars[8]
Spin 3/5 stars[9]
XXL 4/5 stars[10]

One Man Band Man is the debut studio album by American hip hop recording artist and record producer Swizz Beatz, released on August 21, 2007, through Full Surface and Universal Motown Records. The album features guest appearances from Drag-On, Lil Wayne, R. Kelly and Jadakiss. The album's production was handled by Swizz Beatz himself, as well as producers such as The Individualz, Needlz, Nottz, Snags, Neo Da Matrix, Eric McCaine, Young World Music.

Background and development[edit]

Swizz Beatz announced he was working on his first solo album on November 14, 2006 at Green Lantern's mixshow. The first offering was "Come and Get Me" featuring Cassidy and produced by Buckwild. Swizz said this about it: "This is the warm up... the push up before you hit the bar. I'm tired of playing the back. It's showtime. I'm ready to get it poppin'... come and get me."[11]

The song "Part of the Plan" was supposed to be the third official single but due to low record sales and not enough promotion it was eventually dropped. The music video was supposed to be based on the movie Crash and was supposed to be directed by the director of the movie himself, Paul Haggis. The video was also set to be shot in London.[12] It was replaced with "Top Down," whose video is seen at the end of the music video for "Money in the Bank."

Commercial performance[edit]

One Man Band Man debuted at number seven on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 45,000 copies in its first week, the album fell quickly, falling to forty-two in its second week and fifty-two in its third. It also debuted at number one on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[13] As of September 20, 2008, the album has sold over 159,400 units in the United States.[14]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Product Man"   The Individualz 2:50
2. "It's Me Bitches"   Swizz Beatz 2:34
3. "Big Munny"   Nottz 3:33
4. "Bust Ya Gunz" (featuring Drag-On) Needlz 3:58
5. "You Know Your Boy Did That"   Snags 4:46
6. "The Funeral"   Neo Da Matrix 2:57
7. "Take a Picture"   Swizz Beatz 3:33
8. "Top Down"   Swizz Beatz, Eric McCaine (co.) 3:08
9. "Money in the Bank"   Marlin Hookman, Free School 3:11
10. "Part of the Plan"   Swizz Beatz 3:14
11. "Snoop" (skit) (performed by Snoop Dogg)   0:52
12. "It's Me... (Remix)" (featuring Lil Wayne, R. Kelly & Jadakiss) Swizz Beatz 3:29
Sample credits
  • "It's Me Bitches" contains a sample of "Hollywood Babylon", as performed by Crazy Town.
  • "Bust Ya Gunz" embodies portions of "Down Bottom", as performed by Drag-On.
  • "Take a Picture" contains a sample of "Lovely Day", as performed by Bill Withers.
  • "Top Down" contains a sample of "Girl, Come on Home", as performed by Major Lance.
  • "Money in the Bank" contains a sample of "Eric B. Is President", as performed by Eric B & Rakim.
  • "Part of the Plan" contains a sample of "X&Y", as performed by Coldplay.
  • "It's Me... (Remix)" contains a sample of "Get Me Bodied", as performed by Beyoncé and "C.R.E.A.M.", as performed by Wu-Tang Clan.

Charts[edit]

Charts (2007) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[15] 7
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[16] 1
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[17] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "One Man Band Man - Swizz Beatz". AllMusic. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ IGN review
  3. ^ Okayplayer review
  4. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  5. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. (September 5, 2007). "Swizz Beatz: One Man Band Man". PopMatters. Retrieved August 8, 2011. 
  6. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash' (August 14, 2007). "RapReviews.com Feature for August 14, 2007 - Swizz Beatz' "One Man Band Man"". RapReviews. Retrieved August 8, 2011. 
  7. ^ Rolling Stone review
  8. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (August 16, 2007). "Swizz Beatz: One man Band Man". Slant Magazine. Retrieved August 8, 2011. 
  9. ^ Hogan, Marc (June 12, 2007). "Swizz Beatz, 'One Man Band Man' Review". Spin. Spin Media. Retrieved August 8, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Swizz Beatz One Man Band Man". XXL. Harris Publications. June 6, 2007. Retrieved August 8, 2011. 
  11. ^ From Beats to the M-I-C: Swizz Beatz Flips the Script with a Solo LP
  12. ^ Swizz Beatz Next Video To Be Based On The Movie Crash | RealTalk NY
  13. ^ Hasty, Katie (August 29, 2007). "'High School Musical 2' Hangs On Atop Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 20, 2008. 
  14. ^ Kanye West Makes History, 50 Cent Comes Up Short, Fergie Continues Her Reign. SOHH (September 20, 2007. Accessed May 20, 2008.
  15. ^ "Swizz Beatz – Chart History: The Billboard 200". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved April 17, 2009. 
  16. ^ "Swizz Beatz – Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved April 17, 2009. 
  17. ^ "Swizz Beatz – Chart History: Rap Albums". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved April 17, 2009.