Pimpalation

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Pimpalation
Studio album by Pimp C
Released July 11, 2006
Recorded 2005–2006
Genre Southern hip hop, Gangsta rap
Length 02:29:23 (2 Discs)
Label Rap-A-Lot/Asylum
Producer Pimp C (exec.)
J. Prince (exec.)
Mr Lee (producer), Jazze Pha, Mike Dean, Beat Master Clay D, Myke Diesel, Salih, Cory Mo, Mouse, Bangladesh
Pimp C chronology
Sweet James Jones Stories
(2005)
Pimpalation
(2006)
The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
HipHopDX.com 3/5 stars link
RapReviews.com 8/10 link
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars link
The Source 4/5 stars
XXL 3/5 stars link

Pimpalation is the second solo album by Pimp C released on July 11, 2006. "I'm Free," featuring a sample of Free Fallin' by Tom Petty, is the first single from the album. Rolling Stone voted the single one of the year's best, placing it at #80 on its Top 100 list.[1] 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 on March 8, 2007.[1] 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.[2]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Featured guest(s) Producer Time
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 (producer) 5:31
5 Pourin' Up Bun B & Mike Jones Salih 4:48
6 The Honey Jazze Pha, Jody Breeze & Tela Jazze Pha 4:33
7 Gitcha Mind Right Cory Mo Mr Lee (producer) 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 (producer) 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 (producer) 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
17 Outro Pimp C 2:56

Samples[edit]

  • 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).

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position[3]
U.S. Billboard 200 3
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1

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