Pimpalation

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Pimpalation
Studio album by Pimp C
Released July 11, 2006
Recorded 2005–06
Genre Southern hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 02:29:23 (2 Discs)
Label Rap-A-Lot/Asylum/Atlantic
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
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 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.[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 by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) 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 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
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]
US Billboard 200 3
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 1

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