|Studio album by Pimp C|
|Released||July 11, 2006|
|Genre||Southern hip hop, gangsta rap|
|Length||02:29:23 (2 Discs)|
|Producer||Pimp C (exec.)
J. Prince (exec.)
Mr. Lee, Jazze Pha, Mike Dean, Beat Master Clay D, Myke Diesel, Salih Williams, Cory Mo, Mouse, Bangladesh
|Pimp C chronology|
Pimpalation is the second studio album by Pimp C; it was released on July 11, 2006. "I'm Free" features a sample of Free Fallin', performed by Tom Petty, which was released as the album's first single. Rolling Stone voted the single one of the year's best, placing it at number 80 on its Top 100 list. Additional singles "Knockin' Doorz Down" and "Pourin' Up" also saw release.
This CD is the follow-up and the soundtrack for the DVD that took you inside the life of Pimp C, as he gets his life back together after his release from prison on 12/30/05. The Pimpalation DVD showed Pimp C celebrating his release and in the studio working on music with a host of stars including Scarface, Lil' Flip, Young Jeezy, Z-Ro, Webbie, and Bun B. Lil' Flip and Young Jeezy, didn't appear on the album though. Pimp C only has one solo song on the album and the rest are collaborations. Bun B appears on two songs, "Pourin Up" and "Rock 4 Rock". The two songs could considered new material by UGK. Classic dirty south star Willie D raps in "Rock 4 Rock", but is not credited. Smoke D appeared in the brutal song "I Don't Fuck Wit U."
The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on March 8, 2007. Disc 2 off the album is a chopped and screwed version mixed by Michael 5000 Watts. In 2009, this album was named number 24 on houstonpress.com' list of the 25 best Houston Hip Hop Albums.
|1||The Pimp Is Free! (Intro)||Mike Dean||1:11|
|2||I'm Free||Tom Petty||Beat Master Clay D, Int'l Red||3:59|
|3||Knockin' Doorz Down||P.O.P. & Lil' Keke||Myke Diesel||4:24|
|4||Rock 4 Rock||Scarface, Willie D. & Bun B||Mr. Lee||5:31|
|5||Pourin' Up||Bun B & Mike Jones||Salih Williams||4:48|
|6||The Honey||Jazze Pha, Jody Breeze & Tela||Jazze Pha||4:33|
|7||Gitcha Mind Right||Cory Mo||Mr. Lee||3:38|
|8||I Don't Fuck Wit' U||Smoke D & Vicious||Cory Mo||3:34|
|9||Working the Wheel||Slim Thug||Mike Dean||4:57|
|10||Bobby & Whitney||8Ball & MJG||Mr. Lee||3:43|
|11||Like That (Remix)||Lil' Boosie & Webbie||Mouse||4:00|
|12||Cheat on Yo Man||Mannie Fresh & Suga||Mannie Fresh||4:16|
|13||Havin' Thangs '06||Big Mike||Pimp C||2:52|
|14||Overstand Me||Trae & Chamillionaire||Mr. Lee||4:26|
|15||On Your Mind||Jagged Edge, Big Zak, Ali & Gipp||Jazze Pha||5:31|
|16||I Miss U||Tanya Herron & Z-Ro||Donald Brown||5:26|
- Workin The Wheel's hook is sampled from Pimp C's verse from Three 6 Mafia's hit single Sippin' on Some Syrup which featured UGK.
- Gitcha Mind Right's hook is sampled from Pimp C's verse on UGK's "Take It Off".
- Pourin' Up's hook is sampled from Pimp C's verse from Jay-Z's Big Pimpin'.
- Rock 4 Rock interpolates Pimp C's verse in "Murder" from Ridin' Dirty.
- Havin' Thangs '06 hook is sampled from Pimp C's verse from Big Mike's "Havin' Thangs".
- Overstand Me's hook is sampled from Pimp C's verse in UGK's "Don't Say Shit" from Dirty Money (album).
|US Billboard 200||3|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)||1|
- The 100 Best Songs of 2006 : Rolling Stone
- Serrano, Shea (2009-08-13). "The H-Town Countdown, No. 24: Pimp C's Post-Prison Pimpalation - Houston Music - Rocks Off". Blogs.houstonpress.com. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
- Allmusic ((( Pimpalation > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))